On Friday morning, I posted about a dilemma with my fabric selections for my Easy Street quilt borders. Bolstered by your advice, I made a flying visit to Fabricland (Ontario chain store, I went to the one in Peterborough) on Friday evening, with some good bargains to be had. Although I purchased some potential border fabric, in the light of the next morning (why do fabric stores have such terrible lighting?), I decided to stick with the most popular choice, the solid pink (Kona carnation).
So let’s see those bargains, shall we?
First up, some prints for garment making. I scanned the sale rack at the back of the store and pick up this lovely pink & blue floral, very lightweight to make some cool capris and shorts for my daughter, and the purple metallic for a very twirly skirt (each $3/m). The purple is polyester, and tending to run and pill, so I’m not going to invest a lot of time in it, but she will love it. The cotton floral in the middle is a Joanne cotton ($9/m) (from the US chain?), and a bit coarser than quilting cotton, but has nice drape.
Next I bought 3 metres of the bright pink textured cotton woven, perhaps for a top for me (I am eyeing up this pattern but feel free to leave me some suggestions!), also $3/m.
Then I returned to the quilting section and examined the “VIP” section closely. I have learned that this is where Fabricland hides the designer prints, which today were $7.50/m after my membership discount. I was thrilled with the 1001 Peeps, and bought 3.5 m (almost 4 yards) to use as backing of the Triangle QAL quilt I am planning to make. The blue and pink feedsack was my potential border, and the Dear Stella is, well, because it’s pink (1.5 m).
I have the borders on to the Easy Street quilt now, so once it’s basted (oh yeah, I also bought 300 basting pins), I will get some stuff done!
And I want to show off the Liberty lawn I recently received from the Greene Stitch Co., using my winnings from linking up to the Q4 Finish A Long. Two half-yards and a fat eighth, I will be using these for dress bodices for my daughter. As you can see, I asked for more graphic prints rather than the floral calico types.
Linking up with Kristel at Work-in-Progress Girl (who seems to have been visiting Fabricland in her area of Canada) for Sunday Stash!