Good morning everyone...above is what I bought yesterday at Textile traders, our local fabric and craft shop, they are having 20-50% off store wide for the next couple of weeks..
My dear friend Lurline and I were going to go shopping together, but she rang after yesterdays post sounding really unwell on the phone and thought it best she stay at home resting.
Please pop over and wish her well.
Dh came with me instead, he's so patient, carrying the bolts of fabric I pick out and helping me choose backing fabric for the bushfire quilt..
That gorgeous colourful fabric is for the quilt backing...isn't it just perfect, picks up all the colours in the stars. There was just 3.8 metres left on the bolt, and at $4.99 metre, perfect!
The red fabric on the left is a lovely repro fabric, 1.5 metres for $5.
Some red gingham fabric, red ric-rac, and some lace.
I also bought a metre of plain black cotton, I think I'm going to use this for the remaining star blocks...I just can not get used to the grey blocks in there.
I also tried Messy Karen suggestion of doing reverse blocks, but they look a bit out of place, perhaps too bright, but thank you Karen for your input.
I know it's a donation, but I do want it to be as nice as can be, whoever gets the quilt has lost so much, I want that person to know we care, and thinking of them ...
I'm off to take my Civil War quilt to the long arm quilter..
Until next time...♥