None of my usual retailing road trip friends were available for a quick shopping trip to Warracknabeal, but that was fine, as I had limited time to dally. Off I headed to Quilters Harvest, a 45 minute drive away, to buy up at their sale. While it is always nice to get a bargain, there was no celebrating, because no buyer for this lovely business :( means they are going to have to close the doors.
Toile, not normally high on my buying list, but my new book Jo's Little Favorites has a great mini pattern that uses a lovely red/cream fussy cut toile print.
Ahh, all of these (except the toile) were just "because I love them too much to leave them in the shop"! And without a doubt would kick myself if I had.
Yep not much excuse for buying these either. Middle shirting and bottom print (a Kim Diehl), I brought the rest of the bolt. It was my plan to buy enough of one background to make a large Irish Chain, but alas there wasn't enough yardage. Still they came home with me!
Complete bargain (30 cm each of six prints) this roll of fabric, and l already had that bottom print in the other colour ways, so in the basket it went!
More wool, baby measuring panel, neither of which I have a specific project in mind for. Well I am going to make some Very Snuggle Quilts, but the panel may or may not work, as it is very narrow. Oh but the red and white stripe, I did need that for last weeks binding of my mini spools.
Progress shot of my completed Woolly Baskets wall hanging (by Dawn Heese of Linen Closet Designs). The final border fabric was purchased in this same shopping trip. So I guess there was a purpose to shopping frenzy after all!
I brought about four different fabrics, because I couldn't make up my mind, for a border print for this project. But I cannot find the photo I took of them. Pink is not normally my thing, but trust me I brought a lot of pink on this trip.
I ran out of shopping time, but as you can see I did try my best to help Del and Shirley out by reducing their stock. Thanks for great customer service ladies, hope to see you "around the traps" in your retirement/new adventures.
Happy quilting Sue.