Sunday, June 1, 2008

Freaky Friday

My favorite quilt shop, Sweet Home in Conyers, Georgia (about 20 miles from my home) had a Freaky Friday sale. Freaky Friday is the fifth Friday in the month which only occurs a couple of times a year. Melisa, the shop owner, put all the fabric in her fabulous sale room on sale for $3.00 a yard. Her sale room is the best around in selection and price. This sale was one not to be missed. My Friday was pretty booked so I was glad that she extended the sale to Saturday. I made plans with Kristie, who is a quilter and media specialist in my school district to meet at the shop. It was a surprise to discover my quilting buddy Gretchen of Stella Bella Quilts at the shop. She had previously turned me down on a trip to Sweet Home because of her efforts to save for vacation.(see her post entitled Busted!!!)  I should have known that neither of us can resist a sale at Sweet Home. 

I can't remember the last time that I purchased 12 yards at one time. Looking back, I rather wish that I had bought more at this price. Three dollars a yard of luscious Moda, Michael Miller, P & B etc.  just doesn't happen often. 
Most of my purchases were for actual projects I'm planning. I even purchased everything on the bolt of  two different fabrics. That's not my buying style, but it was rather fun. The green and white fabric with moons,  I'm thinking of using as a backing for my Orange Crush quilt. Two or three look like possibilities for my patriotic quilt. The top fabric with the teal circles on olive green just spoke to me. I'm clueless what I'll do with that one. Any ideas?


Gretchen said...

What a great stack of fabric!!! I think we need to challenge Pat and Karin to show their stacks too. Saturday was such a fun day! I think we hit Melisa's like a F2 tornado.

Karin said...

Woot woot-you go girl!!!!! I need a FULL report on Sat at sisters!
I didn't make it there due to changes in the wedding plans. What a bummer

Melisa @ Sweet Home said...

It was soooo much fun having you guys with us on Saturday! Glad you found some goodies to take home, now I can go buy more! What am I saying? I don't have room for what I've already ordered! BTW, the vege soup was terrific! Mike and I ate it for lunch yesterday, and I finished it off at lunch today...thanks bunches.