In October I went to PIQF, my first big quilt show. It was AWESOME and I found a booth selling bundles of fat sixteenth batiks, which were perfect because I needed some small scraps in a few specific colors that I was lacking (green and brown) for my animal alphabet quilt. I LOVED those fat sixteenths. Yes, they are small, but they are perfect for applique and after you use a piece you don't have tons of leftovers. They really met my needs, and after the show I was kicking myself for not buying even more fat sixteenth bundles. I even searched online for them, but the smallest I could find were fat eighths.
Fast forward to today at the quilt shop. I am digging around the fat quarter area and I see these bundles of fabric all wrapped up. I look closer....batik scrap bundles! EXACTLY what I was looking for back in October! At my very own local quilt shop! Each bundle contains around 6 batik fabrics in coordinating colors of various sizes, but really most are fat eighth sized. And the cost of each? $3! I felt like I was in heaven.
I grabbed about every one of these in sight, then talked myself down and put a few back. I ended up coming home with eight of these bundles. Here is my wonderful take, all spread out:
Oh, and I also bought supplies for my "cat bag" class. I am doing the eggplant cat. I luuurve the purple and green colors! This one will be really fun, and I will make the cat out of all my new batik scraps. ;)
|That's lime green mesh for the bag! A good sturdy tote.|