I’m not doing very well at this not spending thing….
Ok… let me explain. On several occasions, I’ve mentioned Lens Mills store. It’s our favourite place to get fabric at killer prices, and there’s one just five minutes from my house.
Well, every summer they have a big tent sale at select locations, including the one in Port Dover, which is only an hour drive from my house. Usually it’s just yarn, so we’ve skipped it the last few years, but this year the flyer said they were adding fabric…. including Fat Quarters at deep discounts.
Well my friends… you know Mom and I just had to make a play date and check it out. Last weekend, I picked Mom up early and we headed out in Dory. It wasn’t a huge selection of fabric, but I still score a nice little 10 pack of Fat Quarters for just $20.
No plans for this… just pure stash enhancement.
One of the other reasons I wanted to go was they also had by the yard Free Spirit fabrics on for 50% off. I’d been eyeing Tula Pinks Pinkerville line for a while, and I wanted it see if I could get a piece or two.
Sadly, the Pinkerville wasn’t part of the sale. I wasn’t too upset, I didn’t really need to spend the money… but then while Mom was getting some fabric cut, I wandered over to a table of precuts… and wouldn’t you know it, they had Pinkerville in Fat Quarters and Jelly Rolls. And for some reason…. the Fat Quarter Bundles were $30 cheaper than the jelly rolls… and way cheaper than anywhere else I’ve seen. You can bet your bottom dollar that bundle went right in my cart!
Like all of Tula Pink’s designs, the fabric is a crazy mix of bright colours. In this set there are unicorns, sea monsters, moths, swans, and fantastic florals. I was thinking this would end up as a quilt for Rowan, but the more I look at it, the more I want it for myself.. even though I totally don’t need another quilt.
After Lens, we decided to take a side trip to a town near by – Waterford. It was just 20 minutes away, and The Quilt Junction – a shop we’ve visited before – had some Civil War fabrics on sale that Mom wanted.
While Mom got those, I may have bought a few more Fat Quarter packs – but only because they would go so well with some backing flannel I had in the stash.
These sweet little foxy prints are just perfect for some Holly Hobby Fabric I had leftover from Relic’s mat.
And these sweet animals matched perfect with a dotty chunk of flannel I picked up from the clearance bin a while back.
Both packs will be turned into baby blankets some time in the near future.
And last… this wasn’t bought on our trip, but it arrived at my door a day or two later….
Darn Bluprint had another darn sale on the clearance items. I’d been eyeing these oceans prints for ages. Finally my resolve wore down and I purchased several charm packs and enough of the whale print for the back.
The charm packs will be turned into a school of little fishes and sewn together into an ocean themed-top. I’m hoping to get a twin-sized quilt out of this one.
And now… my bank account really does need a rest…. I think I can, I think I can…