Did you know that Joann's has thier FQ's on sale this week? They're only $1.00 and as a quilter, I can not pass up a sale and at the same time help out the economy. I had told myself more than once I was not going to buy any more fabric till I use up what I have. Like I would ever stick to that. I work in a fabric store for Goodness sake. I hear it calling to me everyday. I must say I have cut way back on my fabric buying. I only buy when it is on sale. I find that there is always a sale and I do not need a reason to buy fabric other than it being on sale. Hell, just because will work in pinch. Just wait till you see what I got coming to me from Hancock's of Paducah. Yumm Yumm!!
I must say that Joann's has improved thier fabric from what they once had. I just love some of the new stuff they are getting in. It is right up there with the quilt shop fabric now, but I will continue to support my local quilt shop. Where else can a person walk into a store and say "Rita I am making this quilt" hand her a picture and ask her to pick out the fabric? Only in a local quilt store. Try saying that in Joann's and see the reaction you get. I bet you get a 17 year old not knowing a thing about fabric looking at you like a deer in the headlights.
On a side note - A guest came in to Joann's and was looking for some jelly rolls. Looked all around the store, but could not find any. She stopped at the cutting counter to ask one of the girls if she might know where they would be. The young girl just looked at her and said you might want to try a bakery as Joann does not carry food items. Another team member was able to help the guest and sent her to a local quilt shop so she might get her jelly rolls. When I heard this story I was rolling on the floor from laughter.
11 FQ's and there is even some orange in there. I have no idea what I am going to do with them yet. Maybe I could use them this weekend. Might need to go stash hunting to add a few more.
No update yet on the Whirlygiggle or the Midwest Modern quilt. Maybe here soon. I have just not been in the mood to work on them.
I am a quilter and I have 1,658 unfinished projects, but whats one more. See you over at Pats for the virtual retreat.