Sunday, January 15, 2006

Fabric Find!

Wooo Hoooo! I went to Cedarberg yesterday with my friend and we spent the entire day strolling through town browsing. It turned out so sunny and in the 30's - but there was no wind and it felt so good to see the sun we didn't mind!

And did I have a great find! Last store we went to because it is way down the street from the other shops is the old woolen mill which is now a quilt/wool store. I like to look in there because they must not get much business because I often find old lines of fabrics that are gone in other stores. Anyway I was browsing through the reproduction lines and found this AWESOME fabric! I had been so good all day and didn't buy anything, but this just kept saying come home with me, come home with me.

Well I looked at the price and it was only $7.93 a yard - for a moda! Around here moda's run from $8.50-$9.50 yard. Then on top of it all fabrics were 20% off! Oh my gosh. I decided I would buy 6 yards for backing on this quilt I've been hand applique'ing now for years - I thought it might be perfect, and if it wasn't I loved the fabric so much I would use it in something else. So they measured out the 6 yards and there was only 1.5 yds left. Well I couldn't leave that 1.5 yds there - so had to bring that home too!

So much for not spending money!

11 comments from wonderful readers:

Sarah said...

I agree - that is a great fabric. I just love the Civil War repros.

Thanks for sharing!

Sarah

quiltpixie said...

It isn't spending money -- its investing in your art... :-)

JudyL said...

Great find and that will be a really good backing!

Judy L.

Sewcatherine said...

Very pretty. I would have had a hard time resisting too!!!

Tonya R said...

Ooooh, excellent job finding a fabric you love at a can't miss price. Sounds like a fun trip,except for the COLD.

Lucy said...

Ohhh Dawn this is also a beauty for a simple ninepatch quilt... use it for the front .... not backing it is so lovely :c) !

Darcie said...

That IS terrific fabric, Dawn! I would have to agree with Lucy...are you certain that you want it all on the back? (I do love pretty backs though, too.)

Oh! The possibilities!

Tracey said...

Oooooooooh.......aaaaaaaaaah. Good job on making sure you didn't leave without it! It will be stunning whatever you use it for.

Sharon said...

I'm so glad you didn't leave that last little bit! Whatever you do with it, you'll love it!

Bonnie said...

Oooohh..I love that print! I have some of that..umm...somewhere? i have it with a blue background too. You done good on it, if you love it that much, it was worth buying what was left!

I'm trying to catch up on your blog, I visited your friend's site! I hope she will continue to post, and perhaps we can get her into mavs?? :c)

Bonnie

Cathi said...

I LOVE that fabric...have a scrap of it here in Ireland for my Dear Jane quilt...I'm currently finishing my last last last block... I had never heard of Civil War repros a year ago and just started the DJ quilt with CW looking fabrics last February. NOw my CW (scrap) stash is pretty big and reproduction fabric/quilts are a passion!! I'd have brought that fabric home too, but CW repros are pretty much non-existent here!!!