L bought close to 30yds of fabric I think, I forgot to take pics, and I was much more restrained because I do already own a respectable stash!
This lovely black and white came home with me, just what was left on the bolt after my young friend bought a large chunk to back a yellow, black and white quilt she is planning for a friend's wedding gift! Only sewing two months and she is motivated and ambitious, it is exciting to see!
I also found this great CW repro patriotic fabric in the 75% off group that is perfect for the backing of the flag quilt I am making for our great nephew in Boston. I purchased all that was left, at $2.50/yd. there was no point in leaving a yard or two on the bolt, LOL!
Anyway, I make those Quilts Of Valor for our wounded warriors so I can always use more patriotic fabric.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
Isn't this adorable?
After our shopping trip the youngest new quilter wanted to make a backpack for the family trip to the islands next week. We found this cheerful Hawaiian looking fabric on the sale table so the whole project cost $2.50, with some scraps of trim and velcro out of my stash.
Time being short- we had only this afternoon to do it- we made a simple drawstring style. No pattern but it was really fast and easy and we just made it up as we went along. There's a double pocket inside for cell phone and cash, and one on the outside with a velcro closure for sunnies etc.
S did the sewing and I did the directing! I wish that I had taken pics of the progress so I could have a tut, but it was very simple, just a rectangle sewn pillowcase style with the drawstring in the top. We made it self lined and the final item ended up about 18" square. The straps are 2.5" x 18" strips sewn lengthwise and turned and the drawstring is 3/4" grosgrain ribbon .
S found this flower sample piece I made when I got my embroidery machine and thought it was cute so she sewed it on the back of her pack! Doesn't it look sweet? And it even says "Quilters" on it! Perfect!
She looks pretty pleased with the result and I know her that Daddy must be very impressed with her creative abilities.
Way to go, girl, have a lovely island holiday!