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!
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