Joann trip: $60.54

I went to Joann Fabric tonight to buy fabric for Maggie’s Place baby quilts #2 & #3.  I only ended up getting material for one of them due to time constraints.  On her little questionnaire, this mother said she likes everything, including baby prints, and is just delighted for whatever I’m going to make.  “Perfect!” I thought, “This is a great opportunity to branch out and try new colors and really do a babyish baby quilt!  She has no real preferences so let’s go wild here!”  I walked out of the store with greens and blues, just like the majority of my stash, and the only baby fabric is a simple turtle print.  I’m not sure how it happened.

I also went in thinking I wouldn’t spend very much money and I would only buy half a yard of a few fabrics, max, or maybe even just get some fat quarters that are on sale for $1 each, and then at the cutting counter I ended up doing one yard each of multiple baby quilt fabrics, two yards for the Halloween apron swap, three yards for the snuggle flannel quilt backing, and two yards of gray fabric for the next baby quilt.  (Mother #3 requested gray, blue, white, and plaid.)  I always overbuy so that I don’t run out, and because I like adding to my stash.  My previous two quilts were all stash, so I do end up using the extra fabric.  One day I’ll get out of that store for under fifty bucks, one day…

Tetris Quilt 2.0 went for $120.  There was a flurry of bids in the last few minutes, and then one of my old coworkers put in the final bid with 14 seconds left, leaving no time for anybody else to counter.  I’m pleased with the result, even if it didn’t make it to $200.  The picnic basket auction ends tomorrow at noon.

September 24, 2009. Words.

One Comment

  1. Mom replied:

    I bet you get 4 quilts out of that and previous extras, and an apron for $61 (except the batting?). I cannot imagine who requests gray, blue, white, and plaid that sounds just, well, depressed kind of.

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