Having been given a jelly roll and a quilting book for Christmas 2010, there is no excuse not to get on with quiltmaking.

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Sunday, 16 June 2013

A Lovely Surprise!

Although I haven't been doing much in the way of sewing this week, I have not been idle!

For a start, I found a cutting plan for the star block which I want to use in the Christmas QAL challenge, and I have printed it out and put it with the fabrics ready for next month's QAL weekend.

And then - most unexpectedly - whilst in London for a girls' weekend away with big sister Helen we came across this quilting shop!  Hurrah!

Now I think that quilting shops of any size are sadly lacking in my part of the world - we have a small shop about 3 miles away, but apart from that, only one other of any size in the whole of the City of Birmingham - and that is on the other side of the City from me.

So you can imagine how pleased I was to just walk down a road and trip over this one!

I did a little light shopping and came away with a 'bargain bundle' - a mix of no less than a yard of coordinating offcuts for £8.  That compares to most fabrics here being in the range of £10-£12 per yard.

Lovely, that'll do me - I wonder what my bargain bundle will become...?

11 comments:

  1. What a great discovery!! And such pretty fabrics.

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    1. I most unexpected pleasure, Sunny.

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  2. Lucky you. Getting fabric and at a bargain makes a good weekend even better. Very pretty bundle, too.

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    1. The shop was due to open twenty minutes after we arrived, so there was just time for a coffee in the cafe across the road - brilliant!

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  3. What will it be? Definitely not the QAL as there is green in that bundle. LOL. Lovely and was the shop good?

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    1. There's more pink in this bundle than I'm used to, Sue - I'll have to wait until it tells me what it wants to be!

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    2. Yes, it was a lovely shop - I wish I'd been a bit more on the case and asked if I could take a pic or two - too busy browsing!

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  4. Well one thing's for sure, it will not become the Christmas challenge entry!

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    1. It's a very 'fresh' selection, Sue - maybe something to go in the kitchen.

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  5. What a lovely bonus, particularly as you weren't expecting a quilty moment!

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    1. It was quite marvelous, Bilbo - love it!

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