Monday, July 11, 2016

lancaster acquisitions

so here is what i bought...first, background for the farmer's wife this out of the bargain room at fabric shack, few color choices so some of the blocks might blend in too much; can always swap them out but the price was right

and a remnant (top fabric) and some FQs; not pictured a yard of a particular blue for binding for a donation quilt.

the bottom is a jinny beyer and such a lovely red you might know, most of my stash is half yards or FQs, so occasionally must purchase something for a binding.  for myself i go scrappy, but for a donation, looks better if it matches all the way around.   the total yardage came to just 6 3/8 yards so still ahead for the year.   most likely will make another trip or two before year's end....after the new jo morton is out and some of the christmas stuff is available too.   finishing up some of these donation projects should give me a significant outgo of fabric for the year.   at some point, will have to pick up some wide muslin yardage for backs.  only went to the one shop as i found all i needed; no point in flirting with temptation.  other purchases were veggies, some meat products and the required whoopie pie.  all in all, it was a very nice excursion.   best part was being with my daughter and son-in-law in the beautiful pennsylvania countryside....priceless!


  1. I am partial to paisley! I like the pink print.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful day--how far is Lancaster from your new digs?

    1. about 2 hours with traffic....maybe less during off hours...further than marden's was to me in maine which is a GOOD!

  3. Nice neutral background fabric that looks sort of light khaki tan on my monitor. The paisley is lovely for a binding.