January purchases

SEW I do not make a habit of attending the Boxing Day sales.  
However I have had two BIG spending sprees this month!  
The first when Lisa and I went to Gails Patchwork Emporium, Ballarat.  Neither of us had plans for resisting temptation and both of us had a list of things we needed to buy!
I need sashing for these churn dash blocks I made out of a Midwinter Red layer cake (pattern by Missouri Quilt Co).  I loved the floral, but the spot worked better as sashing.  
So I brought the floral as well to use as corner stones.
I need to make a cot quilt.  These cute sheep were perfect and the mint will be sashing.
Lisa gifted me this bag pattern for my birthday.  She spotted the fruit print on linen, and I remembered to bring the bag pattern = perfect!  The stripe was purchased on sale at Spotlight later as lining.  But I still needed to find an accent fabric for pockets...perhaps a solid?
A week later and I went to Warrnambool to see the Southern Right Quilt Show and visited Periwinkle Patchwork, where I found a much nicer fabric for lining and front pocket  (Cotton and Steel aqua)  and a lovely polka dot for the handles and binding.  Ann has the best selection of dot fabrics!
 I also brought this bright yellow repro, brown strip and shirting on the left from Periwinkle.  The brown print on the right was a gift from Lisa out of her stash.  The green is from Joy's.
At the quilt show I picked up 50 cm each of these lovely repro's from Joy's stand (the Portland quilt shop).
Oh la, la!  Some lovely bright reproductions (fat quarters) from Elm Grove's  stand (Nullawarre 25 minutes from Warrnambool) selection at the show. This year I can see me making a big pieced reproduction quilt.....hmmm January is not even over and I am already making plans to break my resolution to finish up some UFO's first!
Happy quilting Sue.


  1. Just go for it, I look forward to seeing the results of your buy up.

  2. As long as you are enjoying the creative process, keep planning, buying, and stitching.
    I like the collection of repros in the last photo. And I love the woolly sheep fabric!

  3. It's hard to stay focused. The New Year always brings lots of temptation. I have got my eye of some of that Darling Little Dickens range. Very cute.

  4. Don't feel bad. Enjoy having fun with some new fabrics and new ideas.

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