Louie and I went junkin’ today. I came home with lots of fabric. In this pile are three sheets that will be used either for quilt backings or cut up for fabric. There is also a woman’s skirt in there, because I liked the fabric. Bye bye skirt. And a table cloth, and a pillow case. It’s all fabric. This pile of fabric cost me $21.95.
The blue quilted fabric is double sided, and there is a yard and a half of it. I think that piece was $1.50. At the J store, it would be $20 a yard.
This piece is one of two. Someone made two valances. The pieces are 18” wide by 3 yards long. I can envision lots of fat quarters from those two pieces of fabric. I spent all evening picking the stitches out of them, but it was worth it.
Here’s a close-up. It’s pretty.
And THEN, I went shopping for background fabric for a quilt I want to make. I wanted a white or an off white batik, but no luck at any of the three stores I went to, so I settled for this, which is not batik, but I think will look pretty. I cringe at the price I paid for 4 yards of this. (The guilt will soon leave, I hope…)
Back to junkin’…I only paid $2.50 for this darling baby quilt. Someone put many hours in this quilt, and spent way more than $2.50 making it. I will find a good home for it.