Sunday, July 12, 2009

Fat Quarter Frenzy

My sister and I went out to Henniker to the terrific quilt shop there on Friday for their "Fat Quarter Frenzy." They had an estimated 20,000 fat quarters for $1.00 USD each. You had to get at least 25.

I didn't have any trouble. I had been squirreling away a few dollars each week, and the day before the big sale, I brought my jar of coins to the bank, where they exchanged them for bills. I had $11 worth of coins. Whee!

I went with a list. I wanted about 5 yellows, 5 whites, 5 blues, 5 Asian-themed, 5 "large prints" and 10 batiks. It helped me from going completely crazy. I ended up spending $55, which was all the cash I brought.

There were a lot of beiges and browns, and novelties and "charms", but none of those interest me. I was pretty happy. Now they're all washed, ironed and folded. I've also harvested the selvages.

Later I'll be working on the backing of the Sunshine Quilt I can't show you.

12 comments:

Sharon said...

Great haul! (And good for you to have a list.)

sewmeow said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty......and such a wonderful price! Wow!

Evelyn said...

Oh what fun! I'd be like a kid in a candy shop!

Mimi said...

Wow, you did great! Sounds like a fun trip, for sure.

And I see you're a "washer" too. I have always washed, just to be careful. I think we "washers" might be a minority.

Hugs and happy Sunday

Sara said...

Oh, I wish I would have known - I would have met you in Henniker - it's not that far from me...

Maybe next time...

Magpie Sue said...

What a bright idea to go in with a list. Not sure I would have had the smarts to do that! That must have been so much fun - and so stressful, to have to restrain yourself at all!

Quilting4U said...

What a find!!! I would have a field day,too, what fun!!! They look just lovely!

Kelly Jackson said...

Woweeee I wish you had called me in advance. I would have loved that deal :)

Beautiful fabrics and I love, love, love the price :)
Smiles,
Kelly
http://www.IHaveANotion.blogspot.com

Kelly Jackson said...

Oh....the perfect picture for this experience is on my website....under olfa replacement blades 500 blades for like a zillion dollars....so instead of posting a picture of the blades...I posted a pix of a little girl in a candy shop....so fun. I can see that little girl in that fabric shop.

Smiles,
Kelly

The Rabbit Factory said...

I'm drooling! Lovely choice of fabrics...I just love fat quarters!

Jean said...

Great deal and gorgeous fabrics.

Cher said...

wow, you washed and ironed all those fqs...what a fabulous quilt you are "not" making (ok, not showing) for your son :-) my sons are precious to me too...