Sunday, March 20, 2011

I bought Fabric!!!

I searched and searched and just could not find the fabric that I really wanted to use on my Betty Quilt, so one day I walked into my fabric store ( okay it was Tuesday) and they had this rack of fabrics at $2.50 per yard - and you KNOW I had to go look,..... and I found the *perfect* backing for my Betty Quilt and they had just enough ( I hope) yards to make it work.
 It kind of reminds me of the wallpaper in my aunts house*grin*
My oldest son had a swim meet in north Denver, so I met up with Jessica at the quilt shop, picked up some Quilt of Valor tops, and we checked out the quilt store - and this fabric jumped in my hands and wounldn't get out. I totally blame Jess  ( tee hee) The dots are half yards, and the others are Fat Quarters and I have no plan for it. I will be honest, but I liked it, and NO ONE was there to stop me!! 

This last be of fabric was a donation to the QOV cause. Which is very nice. All the QOV fabric I picked up last week has been cut into 2 1/2 inch strips - 33 yards worth (thank you very much)
Our sew day is the 27th, so I will tote all the strips and this yardage, and we will make tops - and I think that this will work great for the borders. If anyone wants to join us - it is the 27th from 2-5 and you can email me for directions.

Now I guess I had better get to the numbers right?

Used This Week:          44.5 yards        ( Betty Quilt and Strips)
Used Year to Date:    193.203 yards

QOV fabrics added:    8 yards
Fabric Purchased:       9 yards

Added YTD    :                147.5 yards

Net Fabric ( still on the Busted side)   45.703 yards   ( USED Whoo hoo)

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Charlene S said...

Beautiful fabrics! Sometimes fabric just has to come home to your stash. I think the fabric I have calls to other fabrics like the sirens of old. (That's my story and I am sticking to it!)

Marti said...

Before I even read your post, I thought that looked like wallpaper. I really like it and it will make a great backing.

Kathie said...

Oh my gosh that is a lot of fabric to cut into strips. Isn't nice to have someone to blame for your fabric

Impera_Magna said...

If fabric is only $2.50/yd, then it deserves to be brought home!!! That is a real bargain...

The fabric will make a great quilt back... and the others will find a good home in a quilt soon, I'm sure!

Judy D in AZ said...

Check out Kare in Oh site, listed a few above your's at Judy's today. The jelly roll 1600 quilt would make some awesome QOV's.

Melanie said...

I love your backing fabric especially for $2.50/yard! Can't wait to see the quilts of valor you make from the strips!

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

You can't pass up fabric for that price! You're doing a great job.

Kate said...

Wow! Almost 200 yards used and it's not even the end of March!

Love your Betty quilt back fabric pick!