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Sunday, May 17, 2015

DWM: off the wagon but back on the rails

I bought fabric this week.  Whew. I confessed.

I got these typographical prints at Quilt Play. I am collecting them for a specific design.  So far I have 35 of the 52 alphabets and 20 numerals I need. This purchase:  2-3/4 yards in all.






batiks
On Friday Irene and I went to a warehouse sale at  LiTen Up Technologies . They make the QBot controller for long arm machines -- and they also sell fabric.  All precut:  1-yard $7; 2-yards $13; 3-yards $18, including batiks. I got 14 yards for $104 with tax.
not-batiks









But I got right back on the rails and worked on these scrappy blocks this week.  Each block is made from 14 1.5" x 3.5" rails plus 3 strips 1.5" x 8" (trimmed to 7.5") and 2 strips 1.5" x 10" (trimmed to 9.5").  Blocks are 9.5" unfinished.  The 42 blocks shown use 3.54 yards -- not enough to cancel out this week's purchases!

See what other quiltmakers are working on at Beth's Love Laugh Quilt  and Judy's Patchwork Times .







11 comments:

  1. Confession is good for the soul, Nann. :) What great prices! I'm looking forward to seeing what you will make with the alphabet fabrics. And your scrappy quilt is wonderful!

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  2. Ooohhh, you found some very nice fabrics!!! Love your scrappy rails!

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  3. nice stash! and lovely quilt too...my UFO list is frozen but will get back to it at some point....can't wait to see your new digs!

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  4. I love bright, scrappy quilts!

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  5. Wow! That scrap quilt is lovely!

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  6. You keep using your stash so a little enhancement is nice. And, the prices were right!

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  7. Those scrappy blocks are wonderful!

    Helen

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  8. Nice fabric finds and a very fun scrappy quilt. That's a good weekend.

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  9. I'd say that at those good prices you showed amazing restraint! I love the look of the framed double rails, nice job on the design work.

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