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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.

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.

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 .


  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!

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

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

  4. I love bright, scrappy quilts!

  5. Wow! That scrap quilt is lovely!

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

  7. Those scrappy blocks are wonderful!


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

  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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