I'm excited to be a part of The Sassy Quilter's Triangle Quilt Along starting in just a couple of weeks.
I ordered my ruler from Joann Fabrics (they had it on sale for $7.99!) and it came this week. And I used my eBates account (click here to sign up with my referral link) and earned 4% cash back.
Today I went shopping at Hancock Fabrics to look for fabrics for the quilt, and to use the gift cards my kids gave me for Christmas. I went with a turquoise and pink palette in mind but after perusing the fabrics I abandoned that idea and ended up with this:
Though there is some turquoise and pink in there, I was mostly searching for fabrics that had a bit of black to tie them all together. I think I "done good" if I do say so myself!
I did not however get backing and binding yet. I usually take a while to mull over the fabrics for the quilt then decide on backing as I'm nearing the completion of the top. On the ride home I was kind of kicking myself though for not getting enough of that middle fabric on the left, (the colored shapes) for the backing. Oh well.
And afterward I stopped by Walmart for a few necessities and of course walked down their fabric aisle. (Only one Walmart within 50 miles has a fabric section, and it's really only about 3/4 of an aisle). They do have some decent novelty prints (I got the fabric for Sadie's diaper bags and changing pad there) and occasionally something like this will grab my attention:
I saw the print and it screamed DENIM ... but it's not, it's really just a quilting weight cotton, but I just had to have it. So I got some solid to coordinate (it looks a little funky in this pic but 'in real life' it just looks like a dark denim, the same shade as the dark in the print).
I'm going to make myself a purse out of it. I am after all, a denim gal. (I actually got enough to make two bags so I can share the love!)