Thursday, April 19, 2012

Starting Somewhere

 I figure I have to start somewhere, so here it goes.

I'd gotten the bulk of the fabric I needed for a quilt I'm working on from a week ago & was just waiting for the rest to arrive from I thought I would give their Free Spirit/Westminster Half-Yard Assortment a try.  One of the obvious weaknesses of a person new to quilting is that you don't have a stash.  On every blog I subscribe to, so many people seem to have a magical never ending assortment of delicious goodies to quilt with (and/or the ability to shop up a storm!)  I figured I couldn’t go too wrong with 7.5 yards for $30. I couldn't find much information on the web about what people get with it, so I thought I’d share what came in my bundle.

Most of these aren’t things I’d choose on purpose (or accident!), but I had a 20% off coupon code, and got 4% cash back from, so I was still glad I ordered it. I figure I can get away with using most of them in my first ever quilt-a-long for the Patchwork Prism quilt. also netted me a few fun prints I'd been thinking of, come cut rate sale stuff and some kona solids, including a flannel for the aforementioned quilt backing... and I can tell now I really will be needing to work on my photography skills.

So I pre-washed everything and I’m waiting for the dryer to finish.  Not particularly looking forward to the ironing phase, I swear I spent an entire evening ironing my fat quarters and other items from the last order!  Seems to be one benefit to sewing apparel instead of quilting.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing what comes in the Assortment as I was thinking of ordering the same!