Today a friend and I went to a couple of shops. I was looking for nothing in particular (my first mistake!). Mainly, I wanted to bring my McCall's Quilting mystery quilt top to LQS #2 to have it quilted. The top is 72 x 72 and I didn't want to wrestle with it on my sewing machine.
I had self-control at LQS #1; I purchased backing and borders for a small baby quilt for the NICU, as well as 3 yards of autumn leaves flannel that was calling my name. However, I had a coupon for that shop as well. So far, so good.
Alas, I lost control at LQS #2. Maybe it was because I hadn't eaten lunch yet. I started out well enough - picked out a quilting motif and backing/batting for the top I was having her quilt for me, then paid half now (the rest to be paid later). Once that was done, I happened to notice that she had a number of FQ bundles. I thought it would be fun to buy one for mystery quilt 7 here on QCA. The price tags were a little bit startling but it is amazing how you can rationalize things when you have a) a coupon and b) an empty stomach. On the bright side, after subtracting 20 FQ for the mystery quilt, I have 5 or 6 left over AND three panels of Christmas-design squares. Maybe I will make a table runner or something. I also bought 2 yards of gingham check for baby quilt backing/binding and received a free FQ.
Then we went out to lunch.
I shudder to think of how much money I spent today. Luckily, my husband was not home when I got home today so it's all blended into my sewing room now! :-)
Here are my selected fabrics for MQ7: