This year I chose a pattern from Retro Mama and what a great pattern it is! It came together so beautifully. Its a great 'go to' pattern. I highly recommend it.
Next up was Block 5 in the Fat Quarter Stars Quilt Along. I had been hunting through my stash for a specific green fabric and couldn't find it. But there was a reason as these 2 fabrics practically jumped out straight onto the cutting mat. It was a quick block and came together easily. I am loving this quilt along! Its especially enjoyable when one manages to stay on top of the block making.
Last up is some eye candy. One of my local quilt shops was having a sale and as luck would have it this fabric was spotted and I thought "that would make a great backing fabric for my fat quarter stars quilt along quilt". So metres were cut and paid for. Its a beautiful aqua from the So St.Croix range by Jennifer Paganelli. Of course none of this would have happened if the price hadn't been right and I just 'knew' I didn't have anything at home that would be suitable for the quilt back. Yeah right, nothing suitable. As if! Let's just notch it up to a 'must have'.
Has anyone taken advantage of any of the sales going on over the weekend? I may have done a bit of damage at The Fat Quarter Shop. I am so happy my sister is also a quilter (lot's of fun can be had shopping for just the right present for her) and was able to get her an awesome present. Can't tell you though as she might be reading this. Let's just say it will be 'swooning' its way over to me.