Very occasionally some quilter's - or sewer's -- stash arrives in my local Goodwill store and if I'm there at the right time, I get a treasure trove. Today was such a time. I ignored all the small remnants and the many Christmas print fabrics and chose the black and grey group.
As the photo shows I chose one white and one red and the little holly Christmas print -- the rest are blacks and grays. I have been making black and white blocks for some months, in fact, black and white blocks often with a touch of red. And I have been seeing gray quilts with orange and thinking about how good that looks. Anyway, here are twelve pieces of fabric, the white, red and Christmas print are only 1/2 or 3/4 yard but all the rest are from a yard to four yards. A very satisfying bargain at $18. (especially when one things that fat quarters are nearly always $1.99 and up these days)
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!