Sunday 21 February 2016

Sunday Stash

One of my LQS's had a mystery bus tour. A  friend asked me if I wanted to go, I finally decided that yes I would like to go, I got the second last seat on the bus. I am glad I did go, it was a fun day, I met some great quilters. You can imagine a busload of quilters and all the fun and maybe a few shenanigans going on.
We went to four different quilt shops in southwestern, Ontario. From Tillsonburg to Stratford, then on to Elmira and Guelph finishing up in Tillsonburg. Elmira has a Mennonite community and the buggy is their mode of transportation and we saw quite a few of them out and about, some were open buggies as the temperature here was 13 degrees Celsius or 55 Fahrenheit and sunny. Not bad for a Canadian February day.

Of course there might have been a few things that came home with me...well maybe more than a few. But who's counting?  Not me that's for sure.

one meter of this
This one was in the clearance area of the first shop, at $4.50 a meter how could I resist. It is a Stonehenge by Northcott. I have plans for a table runner for it.

four different scenes in the panel

I don't usually buy panels but this caught my eye and I had to have it. It is fallscapes by Red Rooster. There are four different scenes in the panel

co-coordinating pieces
The above coordinating pieces are also by Red Rooster. I also got two meters of black Kona cotton for $6 a meter. Love sales!

five fat quarters and a half meter piece

The end piece is more green than the picture is showing and is Bellissima by Hoffman. The second one is tinted with a light green grunge, no info in the selvedge. The stripe is another Red Rooster fabric. The green floral is by Henry Glass. The pink floral is a half meter by Me & My Sister Designs. The last pink also has no selvedge info.


My batiks seemed to need a boost so I added six fat quarters to the stash. 

Now all I need to do is use some of these new additions up and quite adding to the stash.

Have you every been on a mystery bus tour?

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  1. I've never been on a mystery bus tour, but it sounds like lots of fun. I love the fabrics you got!!!

  2. Yum! Love the batik additions. And it's funny...I don't buy panels often but I got that exact same panel last fall during Row by Row. Not sure what to do with it either but couldn't resist it for some reason. Guess we're fabric sisters!

  3. Sounds like fun! I haven't gone, although my LQS has a few trips coming up I have been looking at.

  4. I've never been on a mystery bus tour. Those batiks, though! Love, love, love!

  5. I've never heard of a mystery bus tour, but I would sure love to know more about it. It looks like you made some wonderful additions to your stash. I REALLY love those batiks.

  6. I've been on a bus tour but not a mystery bus tour! Sounds like a blast. Wouldn't it be fun if the 12 of us from the hop could do that... And gulp! $6/metre for Kona!! You have to tell me what store that is, as that is excellent. You got some gorgeous fabrics; I agree with Tish on the batiks.

  7. Sounds like you enjoyed your mystery tour. I've heard of bus tours, but never the mystery kind!


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