I said I would share my bargain buys from Marden's the other day. Here they are. The top 3 fabrics are Thimbleberries and cost about $3 per yard. These are for my Senior Quilt Challenge and as soon as my on-line group announces a mystery they will get used. The bottom row of fabrics is 5 one-yard cuts that were sold as a group for $14. It's a little tough to see what they are, but one print is swimsuits, one is hats and the last one is postcards.
These are cat fabrics I bought for my mom's Nickel quilt. The white fabric has different color paw prints on it and is the background fabric. The other cat print will be for the borders.
This smiley face batik was on sale for $1 a yard. I bought what was left on the bolt, about 9 1/2 yards. I'm going to use it to make tents for 3 of my nieces and nephews for Christmas.
This gorgeous purple and orange Homespun fabric was also $1 a yard. I bought 4 yards and will use it to make a table cloth and napkins for our dining room. The orange in the fabric is very close to the color of our dining room walls.
Now, I'll move on to my Shop Hop purchases from yesterday. There were 5 of us that went shop hopping. My mom, DIL, 2 quilting friends and me drove about 500 miles around the beautiful state of New Hampshire and visited 8 quilt shops. We started at 10 am and pulled into the train station at 7:50 pm - just in time for the train to pick up my friends. What a fun-filled day we had.
This teapot panel was too cute to pass up. The colors didn't photograph well, but the orange is again very close to our dining room color. I'll either make a wall hanging or some pot holders from it.
These 15 FQs only cost $1 each. The white dots are stars. I'll probably make a quilt out of them.
This is a collection of 25 fat-eighths all in fall colors. I'm going to design something using them. Another challenge to use up all of a collection.
These are my other assorted fabrics. There are 2 purple fabrics to add to the collection of purples and grays for my MIL's quilt. The Christmas stars were half-price so I couldn't resist it. The coffee fabric was a "just because I like it" purchase. The 2 cuts of linen will be used for a stitchery project and the cream fabric on the bottom is from the 26 Letters line and will make a good baby quilt backing piece.
I did have some non-fabric purchases. I bought a bottle of Mary Ellen's Best Press Lavender scented starch alternative, a package of 4 inch Thangles to finish the baby quilt I'm working on, 2 Quilter's Quarter Inch rulers to use for gifties, a redwork pattern from Lace Tales with a pattern for Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, a set of Lori Smith Fat Quarter Quilting: Throughout the Year patterns, a book called Make Spectacular Books, Fabulous Fabric, Skewer and Folded Books, and last, but not least, a Country Threads Stitchery magazine from 2004 (it was half-price). My mom also insisted on buying me a couple birthday gifts - a scissors fob and Alex Anderson's Shadow Redwork book. DH gave me money to pick up my Birthday Garden quilt from the quilter, so I have one more quilt to bind. I also found a present for my DH, but I can't show it until I give it to him.
I'm done shopping for now. I'm tired today and I'm watching football and baseball and just being lazy. Tomorrow is my birthday and I think DH has another surprise in store for me. My youngest son is here visiting too so I've had a wonderful few days with family, friends and shopping.