Last week I drove 75 miles to my favorite quilt shop. I make it to the shop about twice a year and I manage to do a good amount of damage. When I got home, the house was empty and there was no one to share my treasures with! I'm thinking y'all will be a little more interested in my acquisitions than DH will anyway. He's very sweet, but I can't very well expect him to get excited about my fabric purchases. He just grins and gets a twinkle in his eye.
We have a friend who we shoot with out at the trap range who is battling cancer and I visited with a fellow shotgun quilter (I don't think there are too many of us around. LOL) about making him a quilt. She knew immediately which pattern would be perfect and we began to plan a course of action. Thus, my reason for making a fabric run. Like we NEED a reason! :)
Gail chose a pattern from this book:
And she loves applique so she will piece the center panel and change the bear into elk:
and I am in charge of these fun trees:
So I immediately raced home and began to pull possible shades from my bin of green fabrics:
Alas, greens were not the only thing that caught my eye. I was in search of a backing for my Scrap Star Jar Quilt:
But now that I have it home, I'm not sure. This may or may not be part of the reason I have a stash. :)
My orange collection is sorely lacking and I have some pumpkin projects in mind...for next year
A fallish/Halloweenish quilt will be in the cards as well:
DD saw this and said it would make a darling pillowcase and that she still liked holiday pillowcases. Hint. Hint. So next year will be the year of the pillowcase for her. I send her care packages on a regular basis so I'll tuck a pillowcase in each one.
I did manage to find a few greens to brighten up what I had for the trees and I think I'll be able to make it work:
And a few very fun fabrics for a secret project:
Then I popped in at Alco. For those of you who do not know, Alco is a dollar store kind of establishment. I am not a shopper, but I have found some really cute decorations there and this trip was no exception. I picked up these washcloths for a few baby projects. $2.99!
I found these two signs that I had to have, but I have no idea where to put them. 10 bucks.
Then this basket did not have a price marked and it was the only one.
They rang it up at 50 cents! I thought it would make a cute gift basket, but since it was the only one, I'm not sure I can part with it. :)
And that concludes my shopping for this season. Purchases of fabric online are exempt. :)