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Monday, June 2, 2014

DWM: stash report for May, and work in progress

Fabric acquired in May: 96-7/8 yards.  Of that, I only paid $49.68 for 27-1/4 yards.  (2 yds at the craft show in Perth; 6-1/4 from Salvation Army; 19 yards ($5) at an estate sale.)
The remaining 69-5/8 yards were free!  52 yards were retirement gifts; 3/4 yard was a jelly roll that I won; 1-1/2 yards were gifts from the Magpies; 15-1/8 were from the woman who gave her stash to the guild.

I used only 7-1/4.  But then I was out of the country for two weeks!

 Quilt fabric is indeed expensive in Australia -- as much as $24/metre!   Much of the fabric at the vendors' booths at the Perth show was American. I bypassed all of that and bought 8 FQs of Australian prints.  I think they'll make a nice tote bag.

Here are all the souvenirs I brought back from Australia. I think I exercised remarkable restraint.






This is on my design wall.  It's Bonnie Hunter's Tumalo Trail. I made all the nine-patches as leader-and-enders in early spring.  With those ready to go, it was easy to make HSTs from pairs of 4" squares (trimmed to 3.5").  Bonnie's pattern has a piano key border. I don't think I'm going to do that.


My priority this week is to work on the two t-shirt quilts for the ZB Run Squad.  Check back for my progress! 

See what other quiltmakers are up to at Judy's Patchwork Times.


Patchwork Times.

5 comments:

  1. Welcome back to the U.S.! I know you had a wonderful time. I had a similar experience in Rome -- Marcus Bros. at 24 euros/meter. Like you, I stuck with the locally made fabrics which, now that I think of it, I haven't used -- too pretty to cut. Tumalo Trail is going to be gorgeous as is; skip the piano keys.

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  2. Welcome home, Nann! I like the Tumalo Trail and I wondered if those 9-patches are from the Block_swappers. Maybe they are a different size but you are putting ideas into my head, LOL! It is always stimulating to visit your blog, thanks!

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  3. I love your quilt. I don't know if I will EVER use a set of scrappy 9-patch blocks I have collected, but I'm adding this to the list of good ideas for those 9-patches.

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  4. Oh my Nann - that Tumalo Trail quilt is amazing. Must put that on my to do list (along with all the others :-) ) Cheers,
    Helen (magpie)

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