Sunday, April 27, 2014

A Wee Bit of Shopping

I don't often go fabric shopping but when a friend of mine texted me saying she was headed to my favorite quilt store and that my house was on the way if I wanted to ride shotgun, I agreed instantly!

I did have a couple items on my list...

I needed a solid fabric for a project I have planned.  I found this yummy cross weave orange that will work perfectly.

And I wanted a fun fabric to re-cover a sewing machine bench to use in my kitchen nook.  I fell in love with this Chiffon print by Free Spirit.  The colors are perfect!

And that was all I really needed!

But somehow all these navy pieces found their way into my shopping bag. 

I can't seem to get away from this color.  I must have something specific working in my subconscious because I keep picking them up every time I shop.

I can't wait to see what they become!

My biggest purchase were these 3 six yard cuts.  One of the great thing I love about this store is that they sell these large cuts at 50% off.  You just can't beat that!

I usually grab a few when I am there. It sure lowers the cost of a quilt when you can save substantial money on the backing.

It is always a great afternoon when you spend it with a friend in a fabric store.  Especially one who says, "Oh yeah - You really need that one!"

Linking up with Stitch by Stitch for Anything Goes Monday!


ipatchandquilt said...

Friends like that are a dangerous commodity, you know?! LOL!
Maybe i am lucky that most of my quilty friends are in blogland and not a 15 minute drive away! Or not... I would love a fabric-buying-friend! Maybe I could "turn" one of my other friends, yeah!
You got a great deal on the backing fabrics.... Amazing deal!!! You know, I have the same reaction to navy: NEED but don't know WHY!

Jess (a.k.a. Rosie) said...

Looks like you had fun shopping! Enjoy your new goodies!!

~ Jess (a.k.a. Rosie) ~
Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

Anonymous said...

I really love all your fabric selections. And 50% off backing is such a great deal!

Lynda said...

wow - I live in Vancouver, WA - e-mail me the name of the store please - backing fabrics are a great buy at 50% off

Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting said...

50% off large cuts for backings?!?! Amazing and I'm totally jealous!

Quilting Stories said...

Beautiful fabrics for new projects! Greetings from Greece. Christine

Chirpy said...

Does your store have an online shopping page? If so, and she would like my business, please send me her name or name of shop. Love your blog.

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Rosemary B here:
All good choices you made here. I LOVE fabric shopping
I just love navy bundle you chose. My goodness. terrific haul!

Kathleen said...

So funny! Quite a haul for only needing two pieces of fabric! Love your purchases.

Barb N said...

Oh, I love living vicariously through a friend and enticing her to buy something she has her eye on, lol! Your friend is a great enabler. . . . but what did you encourage her to buy?

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