Sunday, August 15, 2010

Snowballs Flying…

I’m not going to lie…yesterday during Quilt Sue’s Christmas Quilt-a-long…I played hooky…but ONLY in the morning!!  Yup…those darn Garage Sales did it again…dragged me out of my sewing room in the wee hours of the morning!  I really meant to stay home and sew but when I glanced at the Garage Sale Classifieds I saw that one GS was advertising Quilting Supplies!!  Eureka!!  I was dressed and out the door in a shot…2 inch squares of Christmas fabric trailing after me right out the door!!

So was it worth it?…leaving Quilt Sew and my fellow quilters in my dust…YOU BET!!  Sorry gang …but it was good…really good…Look what I found and for ONLY $15!


Lovely fabric…tons of Thimbleberry, Moda and Whimsical …and large pieces…many are at least 1-2 metres in size…

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ALSO…a huge piece of Warm and Natural..Lap/Double size and two rulers…did I mention ALL for $15?  Thought so…!!!


I also found this pottery dish…I am a sucker for leaf imprints…for $1.


So..all in all…not a bad haul…Am I forgiven for deserting the Quilt-a-long crew!!  I won’t do it again…well…except for maybe…next Saturday morning…


By the time I got home it was stinking hot…SEW hot that I put THREE  fans in the sweat room…and all were pointed at ME!!  Do you know how hard it is to sew with wind hitting you from all directions…many times I had Snowballs flying!! Really gets you into the Christmas Spirit!!   I called it a day when I got this far…


To make up for yesterday morning, today I will get this together and put on the borders so that I can start on the embroidery work. 


It’s going to be cute…don’t you think?


Before I trimmed the little corners off the snowmen I sewed another seam and now I have a pile of little 1 3/4 inch half square triangles…I’m not sure what for…but I will think of something!!


Now I have to go and check how everyone else did in the Christmas Sew A-Long…if you want to check too, then hop on over to Quilt Times…Sue has the coffee on and she was making Gingerbread Cookies last time I checked~ :o) 

YIKES where are the fans?…it’s another HOT one!!

Have a super Sunday and Happy Quilting!~P


  1. Your GS haul is AMAZING. I am sew envious as we don't ever have anything like that here. The snowballs look wonderful and I can't wait to see this one with the embroidery on. Then I think, as your punishment for playing hookey, you will have to send this quilt to me! (giggle) I love the fabrics you've used.

  2. OMGosh - where was that one?? I didn't read the ads this week, as I helped at the Cat Rescue Sale on Telegraph. No great finds there...
    We're off camping now, see you tomorrow at the picnic.

  3. That garage sale was a real treasure cave! Your snowballs look great and christmassy.

  4. Good for you Paulette for finding the GS bargains!

  5. What a nice day for good finds and enough fabric to keep you busy for a long while. Love the new pieces, the colors look beautiful together.


  6. What a haul....I am drooling over here and great price. I know how expensive fabric is there....great going.

    Love your Christmas project....I joined last night for a while.

  7. Oh, you bargain hunter, you! You came home with treasure - and all for $15!! Woohoo! Enjoy! And well done on those snowball blocks in the heat! (...I gave up on today's sewing plan because of the heat, so good on you!)

  8. What a haul of fabric! I can understand why you played hooky. I went to a quilt fabric sale a long time ago at a woman's home that was moving. She wasn't home at the time and the husband was assisting me. He was trying to get me to buy fabric that his wife had not wanted in the sale. Said she had just as much fabric at the home they were moving to. I also heard that, if it was the husband handling the transaction, he sold the fabric cheaper. LOL!

  9. What a great haul at your garage sale...wonderful selection!
    Your Christmas quilt is going to be so cute.

  10. Holey Moley! 15 bucks got you ALL of that?! Score!!!

    Love your Chritmas quilt- it's going to be fantastic!!

  11. That was a great haul!! Lucky you!! You are making that snowman quilt harder and harder to resist. :-) I'm going to go look at the farmhousethreads website. I've been wanting their gingerbread pattern, too. You quilt is looking super cute!!

  12. How wonderful to have all that fabric for just $15! And then you come home and make all those lovely snowballs as well. Aswesome.

  13. Wow great finds! I love your snowball blocks~ that is going to be a beautiful quilt! Have a great week!

  14. That was quite a haul at the garage sale. Well worth it. Your quilt is coming along nicely.

  15. You hit a quilter's dream garage sale! I can't believe you got all that for $15, GREAT JOB!

  16. You certainly did well! I never find garage sales like the pottery dish too, isn't it pretty.

  17. Wow!! You did amazing at the garage sale. What a find!!! I love your snowball blocks. They are coming along great.

    I have an idea of what you can make with the left over hst's. I had some left over from a project that were the same size as yours. I made potholders with them. Here is the link. They would make a great Christmas gift. The star potholder used the same size hst's.

    Hugs Ariane

  18. What an incredible haul for such a little price. No wonder you deserted us. I would have too.

    Love the snowball quilt so far

    Love and hugs Gina xxx