Life as a Greenmonstr

Quilting and Other Facts of Life

Oh dear...the LQS wins again

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:

Posted: Sat, Nov 10 2012 4:52 PM by greenmonstr | with 7 comment(s)
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Linda said:

Love your fq selection! If you have no use for any of them, they would work nicely in my fq collection.

# November 10, 2012 5:27 PM

Barbara said:

beautiful fabric.

# November 11, 2012 9:04 AM

Christine said:

Ooooo, very pretty group of fabrics! I can see a lovely table runner for Christmas using those.

# November 11, 2012 3:26 PM

Lindsey said:

Oooh, lovely! They co-ordinate really prettily!! I'm not jealous, much! Lol!  Like the way you said the new purchases "blended in" My way of thinking too, lol!!

# November 11, 2012 3:36 PM

josiefeen said:

What is the name of that BEAUTIFUL collection?

# November 12, 2012 8:03 AM

Spudgrandma said:

I really like your FQ choices, glad you had a good day.

# November 13, 2012 12:09 AM

greenmonstr said:

That is Northwoods Botanicals.  I think it might be out of print now and that's why it was on sale.  Love it!  :-)

# November 13, 2012 8:58 PM