Saturday, September 19, 2009

Pure Woven Joy

But before I get to that, a glimpse at what 53 quilts (and 5 flannel layette blankets) looks like. It took two shoppig carts piled taller than myself to get these into the store! As expected, the Project Linus event was quite the event - meeting many very appreciative and surprised coordinators. Honestly, I really don't know how I managed to meet my 52 blanket goal myself. I have agreed to help our new coordinator machine quilt a few of her tops free of charge. I figure that it will be good practice for learning the nuances of my new LA. Now, if that silly state tax ID number would ever get here so that they can ship it!?!
As mentioned previously, Mardens (the store hosting the PL Event), gives 3/4 yard for every quilt brought in. It used to be 3 fat quarters, but then when patrons started bringing in big numbers, that got impractical. I left the store with 50 yards of material, 39.75 of which was FREE (and the rest was a mere $3 per yard!)! Earlier this week they got in a wonderful shipment of Carla Miller and Freespirit Anabella. My heart nearly skipped three beats when I saw all of the bolts.
This pile hardly looks like 50 yards, but it is. Most are 1-2 yard pieces, but I did get 3 yards of at least 6 prints for using as backs. And (though not photographed, I got a few yards of wide Kona in white) - not so interesting to show.
...a lovely assortment in the green, aqua & brown colorway.
...And some very luscious kiwi and shades of red. These are SO gorgeous in person.
...And I have a couple of these, but a gal can (should) always have more.

Unfortunately, they only had one of the Kaffe Fasset Foxgloves, which I really like. I'd have loved to have found the blue one. But nonetheless, it goes nicely with some of the Carla Miller prints. I also have a few other Carla Miller ones recently purchased that will coordinate with the new ones. Oh, my creative design juices are moving a mile a minute right now!.....
...and a few yards of rogue prints that did not coordinate much with others i got, but I still liked them.
So, there ya have it - enough fancy, modern & new fabric for at least 6-7 quilts. Enough damage for one day. Image that - 50 yards of top quality (typically $8-9 per yard) for a mere $30! I couldn't be more delighted :-)


luv2quilt2 said...

With what you've done, you deserve the 50 yards! Enjoy.

Becky said...

Looks like you are set to keep sewing. Congrats on reaching the goal you set for yourself. And may God richly bless you in return for your generosity. Enjoy your fabric!

Mimi said...

What a lucky gal you are! I love the kiwi and reds, too.

Gina said...

Fabulous fabrics. Enjoy them

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Liz B. said...

gosh I love Marden's. :)

Wendy said...

What a wonderful way to be thanked for your fantastic contribution to Linus. Your quilts look beautiful and what fun fabric you have to work with in the future. Glad you made a decision on your long-arm, hope it is all that you dream it will be. Thanks for sharing your decision process!

Vivian said...

Great haul but well deserved for all the Linus work you did. Enjoy the fabric and your LA when it comes!