What did I do this weekend?

I know you are all dying to know.  LOL. I made this baby quilt top.  I have some fat quarter packs that I have received as gifts and was trying to find a good way to use them.  I still have a few things to work out, but overall came out kind of cute.  I guess I find anything with dog fabric kind of cute though.  Good way to use five fat quarters.  I made a few mistakes in piece sizes because I forgot to properly account for seam allowance, but I think I have it figured out now.

I made the mistake of not putting all the pieces on the design board, so I have some fabrics together that I don’t like, but I will not make that mistake next time.

So, the Connecting Threads warehouse was this past weekend, in Columbus, Ohio.  SO I went, almost didn’t but then on my way home from something else, decided to check it out.  Glad I did and also glad I went in the afternoon.  Apparently there was a 2 hour wait to get in the building when they opened.  I am not patient and would not have waited for 2 hours to get in the building which was a warehouse with no air conditioning.  I don’t black Friday shop either.  I want/need nothing that bad.

There was still plenty of stuff for me.  I bought 18 yards of fabric @ $2.50/yd.  Pretty good.  I did have to stand in line for abut 30 minutes though.  I was a hot mess.  Next time, I make Haley go stand line immediately while I shop.  She tried to get me to go to the car and she would wait in line, but I toughed it out.

First picture is what I bought.  Second picture is the warehouse.  The fabric is on rolls, and there are rolls and rolls.  The third picture is the line which wrapped around the aisle of the warehouse and up another.  They also sold yarn there, lots of yarn.

Happy Sewing

Happy Quilting

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19 thoughts on “What did I do this weekend?

  1. Hi Lori! It looks like you and hundreds of your closest friends were there with you. That’s how the warehouse sale for Nancy’s Notions (Nancy Zieman). They only allowed so many people in at one time, and it seemed rather orderly. I don’t enjoy big, huge crowds – and I suspect that’s why you don’t do Black Friday either. It looks like you got some good bargains though! $2.50/yard is a fabulous price. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  2. Sounds like a fun and productive weekend. The baby doggy quilt is really cute. It looks like for a little boy but I thought if you wanted it for a girl or more girly you could add some gray lace to the binding and that would be cute too. Have a great week ~ Sharon PS I could never wait in that line – kudos where kudos are do!

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  3. Lori, that quilt is as cute as anything! What a great design. It will be adored! That sale sounds like a good one, but I’m not patient, either. Yes, get Haley to stand in line from the beginning, and it will be your turn by the time you are ready! You got some nice pieces at that price, too. What a warehouse! Thanks for sharing those pictures.

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  4. I’m that same way – don’t like to stand in line to spend my money – but sometimes I guess it’s worth the wait. I was interested to read that you also are still learning from your mistakes. I think the main thing is that we do learn from them. Also, it teaches us to be creative in the ways we fix these mistakes.

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