I went out to one of our local second-hand stores today, wanting to just dig around and find some treasure........figured I'd spend 3 or 4 dollars, so I raided the piggy bank for the quarters that I save just for such a trip. When I found it closed, I decided to take a peek at another one that I usually don't bother with.
Well.......I'm glad I BOTHERED. I stumbled upon a treasure-trove ! Apparently, they have bought out a storage locker that had been rented by someone who ran a quilt store or something, because there are shelves packed with fabric, rulers, books.....who knows what all? I only spent about TWO HOURS picking out fabric pieces, since all fabric was HALF-PRICE today ! So, I didn't even get to PEEK at the books !
They had bins full of folded fabric pieces, both quarter and half-yard, that were priced $1.50 each or 10 for $10.00. So that made them 10 for $5.00 or FIFTY CENTS EACH ! So I dug out lots of the ones that were fat enough to be half-yard cuts, and some of the fat and long quarters. I wound up with 5 stacks of ten, and a couple of 2-yard pieces, plus a couple of cotton batting remnants that are big enough for a baby quilt, and a small couch quilt (each cost me $2.00) So, I left there with 24 1/2 yards of fabric, plus batting, for $35.25 ! I am so tickled ! The fabric is probably from around 2000 to 2005, maybe, but that's newer than alot of my stash, and will allow me to feel free to get rid of some of my own, and mix this in with the rest. Mostly, I tried to restock my lights that I used up making these blocks recently.
I may have even found the border for the current project. Here's a look at it on the design wall.......still would like to throw some more batik in there, so nothing is settled.
I can hardly wait to go out there and dig around some more ! I'm really hoping to find a great buy on EQ7 or something similar......I've really missed mine since my computer crashed and I lost the program during a full system recovery.