Well there was a "Pieces by the Pound" sale in a quilt shop in Abbotsford, about 60 kms from me. So a friend and I went out on Saturday for the day. We had a great day. I bought 7.39 lbs of "pieces". We had lunch in a very good little restaurant - specializing in home cooked turkey and chicken and fries. potatoe salad etc. it was called " A little Farmhouse in the City" or something like that. Our lunch was good. I had a turkey melt with fries.
And to top off the day there is the largest bead store I have ever seen in my life!! I bought a couple of items there as well -- and I don't even do any beading - LOL!!
So this is what my 7.39 lbs looked like when I got home. The pieces are about 11 inches wide and various lengths. They are all sales sample pieces and most of them were in little piles of a particular line of fabric. I don't have much a batik collection at home so I really stocked up on the batiks. I also got a few samples for my Dear Jane. As well I got some plaids, Orientals and then a few odds and ends that I liked.
Here are the batiks all laid out and folded. Aren't they pretty. Such a great collection of them. Nice sized pieces for making a scrap quilt or using for applique. I also got a nice little pile of "hand dyed" fabric for applique as well.
The final picture of everything stacked and ready to be put away. I have been collecting a few bits of plaid over the years to make a plaid scrap quilt - so I am quite please with the plaids. I got a small sample of baby fabric - enough to make one baby quilt. And then a few pieces of co-ordinating fabrics that would be good for making small bags. It is really hard to tell from the piles how much fabric there is there - and all the variety. But I am pretty pleased with my choices.
This is my "artsy" shot - LOL.
The sale is at "Quilt Essentials" and it is on all week for anyone in the Vancouver area. The shop is in downtown Abbotsford B.C. Great fun and well worth the trip.
And I promise -- I usually don't just shop, shop shop!!!