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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.


  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.

  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!

  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.

  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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