Monday, March 30, 2009

thrift store score





I love these vintage (at least I think they're vintage) fabrics I found at a thrift store. For 95 cents I got a bag of multiple precut fabrics in the cutest patterns. I love the kids playing jump rope and the kitties. So, what do I do with so many amazing fabrics? Make buttons, of course!

On a sadder note, I started quilting my project improv quilt last week. It didn't go so well. I decided to get fancy and try a spiral square pattern.......no good. My fabric gathered and buckled and made me cry. Elizabeth, from oh, Fransson, advised that I could carefully remove my stitches and start over, it would make me happy when I had a better looking project. She's right. My "pro" long-arm quilter advised the same thing and allowed me to borrow her super sharp scissors. It looks like I have a long night ahead. Bummer.

***4/14-I just got back from the quilt store. My daughter saw something that I had missed in all my visits. The cute kitty fabric in a yellow!!! Apparently, it's not vintage, it's Robert Kaufman! Ha, ha.....and now I wonder if any of those great scraps are vintage.***

4 comments:

Chocolate and Steel said...

those would make adorable buttons. What a great find.

good luck with the quilt. I wouldn't even know where to begin.

Melinda said...

The quilt project must've been frustrating - I detest seam ripping, probably b/c I end up doing it more than I like. ; )Great find on the fabric scraps!!!

Melinda said...

The quilt project must've been frustrating - I detest seam ripping, probably b/c I end up doing it more than I like. ; )Great find on the fabric scraps!!!

Tanya said...

What thrift stores do you go to?