Thursday, May 11, 2017

bargain basement

pattern by bonnie hunter, fabric selection and construction by me!  have never seen this pattern made by anyone else on the net, but it drew me in, partly because of the name...who doesn't love a bargain!  many years ago in quincy, massachusetts, was a delightful shopping place called the bargain center...and it was chock full of bargains galore. my mother got my baby sister's entire layette there and it was always the first stop for back to school.   then there was filene's bargain basement, also a haven for the thrifty....prices there got marked down every 7 days and every item had a tag showing the date of the last markdown and the ever-decreasing price.  those were the days...both places now just memories.  as for THIS bargain, finally got to dive into my plaid stash and am really happy with the outcome.  the use of very lights and mediums give it a lighter look than bonnie's in her book, but it sure does brighten up a room.


this project was on my summer wish list and it now gets crossed off--and it isn't even officially summer yet!  the next 2 projects (in addition to more potholders) are the orange mod seen earlier this week and finish the amish style ocean waves flimsy.  or, maybe i'll tackle some little quilts from jo morton's club?  oh, and finish the rambling rose wallhanging too....the list keeps going, and going, going, and going.... ***  recently discovered the old viking's inability to zig-zag and am pondering how to proceed with this nearly 40-year-old machine.  aside from that function, works like new but do require the zig-zag and its partner, the buttonholer, from time to time.  parts are scarce and funds to repair even more so.  will do some research and maybe find the solution.  hopefully a fix can be found, keeping her from a new life as a boat anchor....

10 comments:

  1. Congrats on a lovely finish Grace!

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  2. Good luck getting the Viking working properly. What model is she?

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  3. I think your red and white border really makes this quilt sing!

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  4. thanks...hard to see in this photo but they are light plaids...

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  5. What a great mix--the larger plaid pieces with the smaller solid blocks mixed in. The border wraps it all together perfectly. Enlarging the photo, I could see the light plaids in the border triangles. Nice touch.
    Oh, I hope you can get the Viking functioning again!

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  6. I love this one as well. It's on my list. I'm not sure why it isn't as popular as Bonnie's other patterns. great job

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    1. in the book it isn't as colorful as many of her others so it gets overlooked i think...

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  7. I just love plaids. Looks great.

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