I have a confession. There was more to the Quilt show than just the quilts. The quilting guld also organized a "Stash to Treasure" event. The principles are pretty simple : the members bring in left over fabrics and notions that are sold either as yardage or bundles ($1 a yard) or by the bag ($1 for a big grocery bag full) in the case of scraps.
I had planned to get only scraps of novelty prints for a I-Spy project (which I did) but I got a few more things too. (My bad)
In the scrap bins, I found a few larger remnants that are enough to make clothes for my daughter
I went to work on Sunday with one of the fabrics since there was just the right yardage to make a little skirt. The model is so simple it took about 1h to make this cheerful twirly number.
I think it will look better with a pink or white t-shirt though.
Back to the stash issue...
$2 bought me this stack of bias tape, lace and trims - The patterns were free.
Another $2 for those 2 yards of these coordinated floral prints.
My dollar bag-full of swatches also contained:
For the I-Spy project:
I have a soft spot for japanese inspired prints so I dug up a couple of strips that will make a nice scrappy throw pillow. Or something else.
Now for full disclosure I must confess I bought a couple of yards of fabric from one of the vendors - They were 50% off so $20 bought me 5 and a half yards of eye candy:
Ok I still have a few days before the beginning of the Spring Stashbusting Challenge so I'm forgiven right ??