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Thread: My recent excellent adventure!

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    Super Member omak's Avatar
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    So, I am working on my New Year's Mystery Quilt and just as soon as the last clue is posted I get a call from a friend.
    "They are having a sale down at the LQS. Did you know about it?"
    (Like I NEED to find a sale, right???)
    so, I figure she wants to go to the sale, and I will just tag along and see what's going on. I call to double check facts.
    "Hey! That fabric you order (six months ago :? ) came in last night! You can come down and get it any time"
    how convenient ... so, I bundle up hubby and head out to spend some $$$ ...
    The fabric I ordered lo, those many months ago ... the hold up being: salesman says it is PINK ...
    I say ... it isn't PINK ... what part of Red Strip-It suggests it would be pink????
    He has never been wrong before
    ORDER IT! I will donate it to Project Linus if it is pink (although, if Operation Stork is any indication, we need more boy colors)
    and behold! It is RED!

    I bought the whole bolt
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    One side of the WOF
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    the rest of the WOF
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    Super Member omak's Avatar
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    So, continuing on through the store,

    + YARDS! not years! YARDS! :oops:

    The yellow plaid started it all
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    The orange on the left is going into a Quiltville mystery
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    Having purchased over 70 years of fabric, I was gifted with this canvas tote!
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    This is the end of the day ;-)

    The fabric in the middle is a nice version of R/W/B, so figured ... nice patriotic touch!
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    apparently, it was about something else
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    There are instructions, but I was also gifted these two panels as a thank you. Cool!
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    Well, I love that RED fabric lol...all the fabric is pretty and so is th tote. Cant wait to see what you make with it. ENJOY!

    Margie

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    Luck, lucky, lucky, and I am jealous........all your fabric are so lovely. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Margie
    Well, I love that RED fabric lol...all the fabric is pretty and so is th tote. Cant wait to see what you make with it. ENJOY!

    Margie
    You mean ....???? I'm supposed to MAKE something with it???
    I am just the gathering ... I don't remember being told I had to DO something with it! LOL

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    It's just the beginning 4 happy new year

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    Wow, I love all that red fabric you bought, especially that red stripes. For some reason, it's hard for me to find red fabric that I like, but I like all of yours.

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    Well I left that sale with about 50 years (yards) of fabric as well...amazing how quickily it adds up ..but at 4$ a yard you can't beat it ..I think I need to go back for more....I will be quilting there tomorrow...it keeps getting picked over pretty good though! I keep thinking about quilt backings..but i kind of hate peicing them anyway..I would rather just buy the extra large.

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    I love it all, I am booking a date to go shopping with Omak,

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    Sounds like you both made a killing!! Lovely fabrics and a great price!!

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    I need more MANLY fabrics for my backings ... flowers are nice in a spare way ... but, not DRIPPING off the backing (in my not so humble opinion) ... I may have to come back tomorrow unless the snow falls ... I have to go in to mail a package or two, and then I might as well go clear on in, I mean ... we wouldn't want to waste the trip or anything ...

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    70? Seventy yards? :shock:

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    WOOHOO!!!
    I scored pretty big at Joanns here. they had a shelf that was 50% off of all fabrics and all those fabrics on the shelf were $5 and under.....SCORE!!!!!

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    You did real good Omak!! Love all your choices and will be waiting to see what you make with them!

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    What LQS was it?. I better wait awhile to go there so they can replenish. I would hate to show up and find out you left me nothing. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    WOO HOO Everyone is doing GREAT with the sales :mrgreen: I am staying away from the fabric stores at the moment :-( I HAVE TO use up some of the fabric I already have :roll:

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    WELL, I so loved your fabric about the quilting sisters, I googled it. LOVE the website....love the fabric....had over $100 WORTH IN SHOPPING CART....found inner resolve and deleted it lol The site is wonderful. Drooling over the fabric because I love charity sewing and love the sentiments on it.

    Margie

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    omak!!! WOW!!! That red fabric is AWESOME :D:D:D
    The orange rain drop one too...the seashell one above it...
    AND that Sisterhood of Quilters.... :D:D:D

    I THOUGHT that I had taken care of my shopping fix today...but now I am not so sure :roll: *groaning loudly and calculating the driving time to this LQS*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    Wow, I love all that red fabric you bought, especially that red stripes. For some reason, it's hard for me to find red fabric that I like, but I like all of yours.
    For almost as long as I can remember, my favorite color has been blue. I like ANYTHING blue ... and, then, shortly after I joined the Board, I began noticing that red was becoming a real favorite for me. I know what you mean about the shade of red having to be just so ... the first red I remember actually liking was at Walmart - - you have probably seen it - - little red roses, they had a blue in the same fabric, it wasn't orangey, and it wasn't that blue/red leaning toward purple?
    And, then about six months ago, I think it was Colletta Kay that showed us a bolt of this red Strip-It ... they are 2.5" strips that run the length of the fabric, and it is GRAND!
    Before I got this, the designer had done a Red/White/Blue Strip-it! I got a bolt of that, too!
    The only way I have made it manageable is to cut it into six foot lengths and then cut the strips. They are working nicely in sashings for my veterans' lap robes.
    Our LQS does keep a good supply of red fabric. I am blessed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    70? Seventy yards? :shock:
    yeah ... it was a slow day

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    Quote Originally Posted by dglvr
    What LQS was it?. I better wait awhile to go there so they can replenish. I would hate to show up and find out you left me nothing. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    The Fabric Patch in Ephrata

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    Quote Originally Posted by Margie
    WELL, I so loved your fabric about the quilting sisters, I googled it. LOVE the website....love the fabric....had over $100 WORTH IN SHOPPING CART....found inner resolve and deleted it lol The site is wonderful. Drooling over the fabric because I love charity sewing and love the sentiments on it.

    Margie
    Well, I never thought to do that! I didn't have a clue what to do with the panel!

    :thumbup:

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    What a fun day. I love all your fabrics. The red (or pink if you are color blind ) is cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    What a fun day. I love all your fabrics. The red (or pink if you are color blind ) is cool.
    There you have it!

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