This is the last of the loot from my 2016 Quilt MN Shop Hop trip. Although these were things that weren’t on my list, they still followed my plan to like all that I buy. I couldn’t leave them behind so I splurged.
I’m sure it will be of no surprise to anyone that I found and bought cloud fabric. I was captivated by the Minnesota skies and took lots of sky pictures. You can see some pictures here on Day Two, Day Five, Day Six, and Day Eight.
I can’t have sky without including some water.
One can’t have sky and water without having some little rocks. I really needed this before and didn’t have it so I decided to make sure that doesn’t happen again.
I grew up on a wheat farm and had been eyeing this one since the collection was released. I almost bought it at one shop on the hop but decided to let it stay on the shelf. The next day, I heard it calling my name from the clearance section of a different shop. How could I ignore that?
Along the way I found some prints to add to my orange, brown, and green stash. How could I resist those coffee beans?
When I saw the fabric with dots, I saw sprinkles and I thought it would make cute ice cream cone or cupcake quilt blocks or a pincushion or two.
I already have slices of watermelon fabric in my stash and found these two pieces that would make a fun picnic quilt with it.
Here’s more great fabrics I found.
These were just too cute to pass up! I’m open to suggestions.
Just before I left home on the shop hop, I started a project using a green leaf fabric from my older stash. After cutting all the pieces, I decided it was just too thin to use so I found these two leaf prints on the hop. Since I couldn’t decide between them, I bought both.
Here’s the remnant I found on Day Six. I’m sure I’ll be needing a good quality gingham for a future project.
I’ve now decided that these two fabrics will become a pillow.
Here’s the Amazing Grace fabric that I’d given up hope of ever finding again. I previously bought 4 yards for a quilt back but you and I know that 4 yards isn’t nearly enough for a larger quilt. I was ecstatic to find 4 more yards of it on Day Six. Now I know I’ll have enough.
The following pic shows my all-time favorite fabric splurge on the hop. At the time of purchase, I had no idea what it might become.
Now for some non-fabric splurge.
I splurged on the Mini Dresden Plate Template. I purchased this larger template at the same time as the Tiny one that I wrote about on So Where’s the Loot.
That’s all folks! I have no more loot to show you; it’s all been revealed. It was a fun trip and I’ve enjoyed telling you about it. But wait, I’ve planned a bit more fun.
Up Next: A guest post by Tu-Na Helper (my husband) regarding his thoughts and impressions of the shop hop trip.
What I Learned Today:
- Decision making is difficult for me.
- I made a lot of purchases on this shop hop trip.
- I definitely shop faster than I sew.
- The past two posts have been embarrassing but I’ll get over it.
Question: Do you plan first and then buy or buy now and plan later?
Linking to Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
and Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts