This weekend I hit several garage sales and then a couple of quilt shops. And I actually bought something!
The first sale I picked up the ruler, cutting mat, and quilt books. Yes, I already own a copy of the first edition of the DWR book, but can I find it? The second sale I picked up the crate of “strips” propping the books up. Turns out it’s not all 100% cotton, but the crate itself is worth the price. I will have new strips to add to my strips and string buckets just as soon as I go through them.
Now on to the quilt shop purchases. A friend and I drove up to Hamilton to Missouri Star. She was looking for something specific, I was along for the ride. I picked up the two stacks of neutral charm square for my Star-A-Day project. Since the last time I was up there (either 1 or 2 years ago) they’ve opened up three new stores — a reproduction store, a holiday store and I a store I guess I would call “modern” – solids and blenders. It’s my understanding they are planning a batik shop next.
Afterwards we stopped back in Cameron at Quilting Connections and I picked up two FQs. I’m going to need to buy the background fabric for my Star-A-Day quilt and I think one of these will work nicely. I want to get a few more stars made before I made up my mind though.
Speaking of stars, I need to pick more fabric as I’ve made up all the ones I traced off last wee.