Is it bad luck to talk about using up your fabric stash? Or is it just plain nutty to contemplate even a status quo? Here's what happened today. I took a load of stuff to the thrift store. I always check the shop for unexpected finds -- could be anything! Today it was a basket of fabrics, quite unusual but not unheard of. Most were decorator fabrics but a few were quilt quality cottons. Here's what I got:
yellow small check gingham ...... 1-3/4 yd for $1 orange medium check gingham ..... 1-3/4 yd for $1 orange large check gingham ..... 1-3/4 yd for $1 springy green flower print ...... 1-1/4 yd for $2 large bright flower print ....... 1-1/2 yd for $3
Total: 8 yards fabric of $8 -- WAIT! It was senior citizen day. I got a discount. Grand total: 8 yards for $6.50
How could I not buy it? I loved the prints, and I like to use ginghams for the backing of baby quilts. Stash -- it just grew by eight yards and no apologies offered.
This strip quilt was made using drier sheet as the foundation. This quick and easy method is always fun because I can choose exactly which piece comes next but will always be surprised when I put several together and see the patterns formed.
The mid-70s are a surprise! Part of me remains in the 50s -- age, I mean, not decade of 20th century. It's a joy ride, new experiences land in my lap and I've become a better quilter, poet, writer than I expected. It's a rich life for a person never rich financially. Hey, this is what the mid-70s are like!