Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Keeping Utah Quilt Shops In Business

I'm still in Utah, and after a day to recover from Quilt Market, Anna & I hopped in the car under the pretense we were going to IKEA.  But we managed to get sidetracked at quiltshops in Brigham City, Sandy, Nephi, Springville and West Jordan.  Which is where I bought these batiks for the stash.  (On my way to have lunch today with my husband's cousin, I stopped at 2 more shops in Ogden...they're included in the photo too.)

During my drive from Boise I had carefully designed in my head a quilt that would use up the Hullabaloo Layer Cake that I won from Cut To Pieces with only the addition of a grey sashing.  But then another design popped in my head with a large, pink, appliqued llama.  Needless to say, I now have enough fabric for 3 quilts.  Plus a yard of a grey that's not in the photo that looked like a reasonable match in the shop and is  brown/green in the sober light of day.

We did make it to IKEA, where it was my plan to buy some cotton sheets to use for quilt backs as well as for piecing.  I recently used cotton sheets for both the Joseph's Coat and the Double Irish Casserole and I was very pleased with the result - a wrinkliness that adds texture. 

So if my husband asks...I just bought bedding. 

But I was giddy with joy when I figured out that I had square inch equivalent of 62.5 yards of fabric at $1.87/yard.

Life is good.


M and M plus 3 said...

You got some real lovelies! Sounds like you had fun as well.

Jen said...

You have me intrigued with the large pink llama! What a great idea to use sheets, I'll have to steal that!