Monday, 24 January 2011

Yesterday's purchases

Yesterday J & I went to the Nantwich Quilt fabric sale. This is an annual sale where fairly local traders come and sell some of their end of lines at much cheaper prices. We were a bit disappointed that there wasn't more Moda fabric for sale. Last year there was a lot more Moda.

These half metre cuts are to finish the charity quilts for work. These pieces are all now cut up as borders and ready to use on these quilts.

2 jelly rolls at much reduced prices. I've already made a quilt using Moda Verna. I love this range and was happy to get hold of a jelly roll in it. The Blessings one is nice too.

Some Moda Figgy Pudding FQs and half metre cuts to add to what I've already got. I love this range and very happy to add to it as it becomes less available. I may not use this fabric for a while but it will keep until I'm ready to use it.

 These are various bits and pieces. A navy blue half metre cut to use with some blue and white 5 inch squares that have been cut out for at least 2 & a half years. These squares are to make a disappearing 9 patch quilt. The yellow flowery fabric is Moda simplicity and is to use on DD's quilt. The piece with green in it is Moda Allspice tapestry and is to add to some I already have. The spotty is Moda Patisserie. The one next to it is Moda Glace which is to add to a jelly roll and charm pack I've already got. The last fabric is a Makower one and is to use as a backing to the 4 lttle quilts I'm making for work.

                                       
 These bits are from a scrap bag. I was attracted to it bacuse it held scraps of various Moda lines I like and have got. I'll probably use them for hexis or 9 patch blocks.

 This fabric is from Nancy Nalvorsen's range, Cider Mill Road. J also bought some. we both fell in love with the range. I'm not sure what sort of quilt I'll make with these.

 These pieces of fabric are evenweave and 1 piece of Aida for cross stitch. They came from Willow Fabrics which is very near where I work.

 I also bought this aida tablecloth for £3. You can't tell here but it is cream.

 You can just make out the aida band on it here.

This is a Christmas tablecloth kit. The tablecloth has an aida centre. It should have been £20 and I paid £10 for it. I'm really pleased with it and as you can see I couldn't resist starting it.

I managed to walk round the show dispite the bad back. I'd had enough by the end though. I've taken the day off today and I'm doing a 6 hour shift instead of a 12 hour shift tomorrow. It's settling but will take a day or 2 longer yet. It was such a hardship that I spent the day sewing, at least I was sewing lap quilts for work!

6 comments:

BubzRugz said...

What fantastic bargains.... that should keep you busy for a while!
Hugz

Mary-Frances said...

Wow, you did really well at the sale. Picked up some great fabric and some cross-stich items too. Love the tablecloth..very cool.

Sue said...

Wow, what a great buy. I especially love the Figgy Pudding and the tablecloth. You'll certainly have plenty to keep you busy this spring.

conny's quilts said...

Beautifull Fabric you did buy, I'm curious what you will make out of it!

Carin said...

What a fantastic fabric you bought, I realy like that Cider Mill Road. Your stitching looks wonderful, can't wait to see the rest !!

Nicola said...

i was pleased to see you didn't miss the quilt show - that would've been terrible!! And gently strolling around, oohing and aahing and fabric was probably good exercise for you!!!
Love that Figgy Pudding range too - infact, I've got 4 Charm packs and some fat quarters of it, and am just waiting for right pattern to make something with it - will keep you posted!!
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