On Monday I went to Lubbock with my in-laws. My FIL had a doctor's appointment and I went along to help drive. It's a 5 hr trip one way for them. My MIL and I had an ulterior motive too. The quilt shop in Lubbock was closing down. I was there in May with Marquita and Lora and we were told the sad news. The owner is retiring and they were beginning to liquidate in June. So we just had to stick our noses inside. I should have taken pictures, but I was a little overwhelmed. Everything was 75% off, and the place was packed. It was comical to watch, but it didn't take long for us to join the insanity. I was looking for a backing, but didn't have any luck, but let's just say I did not go home empty handed. However, I did leave with only one sack. And I didn't even fill it up. My desire to round out my stash of 'kind of' reproduction prints has been achieved. That doesn't look like 22 yds of fabric, does it?
This store had lots of Thimbleberry kinds of fabrics. Perfect for adding to my Granny Square blocks and a few other projects that are waiting in the wings.
I have some odds and ends thrown in, but I just could not get over that price. Apparently I wasn't the only one. One lady had 5 kitchen sized trash bags stacked up with cut fabric stuffed inside and they were still cutting. And another lady spent $600, but said she had $1000 to spend so she went back for $400 more. That's a lot of fabric at $2.72 / yd. Surely she was buying for an organization that made quilts for donation. What a great deal.
I felt for those poor ladies cutting. How many pairs of scissors do you think they wore out? :) My hands wouldn't even work the next day if I cut all day like that. They said they had donuts to keep them going. LOL
It was insane. One gentleman came in and sat patiently, waiting on his wife. I wonder what was going through his mind as he surveyed the onslaught.
As for me, I see lots of cutting in my future.
There are scrap quilts on the agenda. Well, as soon as I am released from cocklebur duty. :)