How many of you are guilty of this? You buy a pre-cut bundle. You know - those layer cakes, FQ bundles, jelly rolls or whatever. They all look so pretty, how could you not buy one?
That's what happened to me on the Saturday that I left for the retreat. I was at the Hobby Horse and Patrick Lose was going to be there in the afternoon doing a trunk show. His new fabric collections were in the store and the pre-cuts were in the classroom.
Hmmm - there were two Christmas collections and a Halloween collection. Which to choose? I was tempted to buy more than one, but common sense prevailed and I bought only one! The Halloween one.
Then I was in the car and on my way to the retreat.
Turns out that some of the ladies had planned to make a quilt using the Scrap Crazy ruler by Karen Montgomery.
I piped up (because I was in the spirit of the retreat) that I had a layer cake in the car. Just bought it! "Then you have to make the quilt", they piped up! Then I thought - "NO - I don't buy a layer cake and cut it up! I like to savour it!"
Next thing you knew, I was out to the car and got my layer cake. Actually, I watched Mary Beth do the demo. The rest of the group cut out their quilts and started to sew. The next morning, I borrowed one of the rulers and then cut and sewed my quilt.
|Me and my layer cake!|
And here's my quilt.
|Scrap crazy quilt|
|The Scrap crazy quilts!|
So eight of 12 people made the same quilt. It was pretty neat. A simple pattern that didn't take long to sew up. And I can't believe that I cut up that layer cake within 48 hours of purchasing it. Those American girls are a BAD influence!!!!
Have a super day!!!!