On to posting and another excuse! Other blogs I'm following have posted a pledge to show the steps they take in making a quilt. Follow the progress, not just the finished quilt. I'm all for that. Unfortunately, everything I'm working on is meant to be gifts, surprises. And I didn't think to take pictures along the way. I need to change my mindset now that I have a blog! I'll do better in the future!
My local quilt shop, which I love, love, love is having a SALE! (A wonderful excuse, can't you hear it?!) Now, I work there on an as needed basis, just enough to maintain my employee discount! But this sale was even better! Lots of bolts at only $2.50 a yard! Normally $8 to $10 a yard! So, even though I don't need more fabric, I bought some. To be fair, I will need it later on! It takes a lot of yardage for the back of a quilt so I couldn't pass this up! I bought Christmas backing so when I get enough Christmas blocks made I will already have the backing and binding. I bought some fabric that I think will be great for a backing for my grandmother's dress scraps someday quilt. I bought some other odds and ends fabrics because there was an additional discount if you bought all that was on the bolt!