I mentioned on Monday that one of the things we did for our anniversary was go to Quilting in the Country. Since I have never been to a quilting store, I was pleasantly surprised to see how good some of their sales were. My anniversary present was getting to pick out a bit of fabric.
In the old bunkhouse, they have a basket of fat quarters that are one dollar each. I dug through that basket and came out with a few gems. My favorite is the brown explorer one. It has hard hats, journals, maps, butterfly nets, magnifying glasses, etc. I’m thinking of ways I could use it in a project for a little boy.
In the main store, they had a big basket full of scraps and remnants. That basket was great! Everything in it was $8/lb. A couple days later, I spread out everything I got from that basket and measured it. I calculated how many yards of fabric I got, and it came out to about $2.56/yd. Needless to say, I was thrilled to get good quality quilting fabric so cheaply.
The best thing I found in that basket was a short panel of Christmas fabric with little animals doing wintery things:
Since it’s a bit hard to see what’s going on in the boxes, here’s a close up of each one:
I did end up splurging a little bit and getting a couple things that weren’t on sale. I fell in love with this leaf print, and just had to have it in these two colorways. The blue leaves are a unique touch, and I really like them. I just got a quarter yard of each, and I can’t wait to use them. Perhaps they will end up in the quilt I’m making now.