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Monday, May 16, 2016

Weekly update: fabric bargains, OMG halfway . . . and a new project

I took a different route for some errands Wednesday and saw a sign for a church thrift shop that said, "Big sale!"  Everything was 50% off.  How could I resist a Ralph Lauren all-cotton queen-sized flat sheet for $1.50? That's 4 yards of fabric!  (I also got a shirt and a top (we used to call them "shells") for .25 each.)   At another church sale I got a sack of shirts for $2.00.  Here they are, de-boned (as Bonnie Hunter says).

I got the blue and the Christmas pieces (6 yds) at an estate sale for $5.00. The blue paisley in the center is 3 yards, 36"wide.  The print on the right looks retro, but it's actually original. It, too, is 36" wide. 2 yards, .50 at another church sale.

I finished the applique for the Baby Bird quilt.  I had a hard time trying to "drape" the pennants so I decided to hang them straight.  I had enough black medium-width rick rack in my stash for all five rows. I'm auditioning fabric for the border. Both the red (with small turquoise flowers) and the green (feathers) are 36" wide vintage pieces. After I took this picture I found a new (last year) print with retro birds that I might use, too.

My leaders-and-enders are 1.5" batik postage stamps. I made a stack of 9-patches and here's how some of them have been set.  I am not sure where I'm going with these but they're fun to make.

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  1. Your postage stamp blocks are gorgeous! I envy your ability to get around to the sales and get bargains like that....much more thrilling than paying at the quilt store.

  2. Oh my, you find the best fabric bargains! I like the 54-40 or fight blocks and I always love to see them set with Courthouse Steps like Bonnie's Smith Mountain Morning.

  3. Your pennant quilt is looking great. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful projects with Oh Scrap!

  4. I love what you are doing with the postage stamp blocks. You made out like a bandit on all those great sales. Good for you!!

  5. love the postage stamps and you hit the jackpot at those sales!

  6. The Baby Bird quilt is looking great and love those postage stamp blocks.

  7. I love those postage stamp blocks, they are so unique looking. Lucky girl finding all those fantastic deals!

  8. Don't you just love a great fabric bargain? And I love what you're doing with your 1.5" squares.

  9. Wow! You've done a great job of buying fabric recently. The banners are looking so cute! I like the idea of the red with maybe a narrow yellow border inner border. Your postage stamp 9 patches look great in these blocks. do you know the name of it? I really like the block.


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