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Spotlight had a Scratch and Win card bundled in with their mailing recently. I scratched and I won.
My prize was a modest $5 gift voucher but it made me feel like a winner.
I had the card with me when I went to Spotlight to get a zipper for another project. The sale bin was on the way to the zipper section so I stopped to take a look. In it was a fat quarter batik bundle. The bundle was marked down from $24.95 (outrageous!) to $8 (totally acceptable.)
I took home a set of eight navy blue batiks. The eight became seven almost immediately.
I culled one of the fat quarters straight after the pre-wash. It developed some red watermarks that make me think the colours weren’t stable. Between that and the really poor print quality on one of the other fabrics I was really glad I hadn’t paid full price. If I had, I would probably have marched right back to Spotlight and requested a refund by now.
The plan is to make a cot quilt. I’m going to use friendship stars and call the design Starry Night.
This will be designated an improvisational quilt. Here’s why:
- I won’t be following a pattern.
- If I run out of one fabric, I’ll pick another.
- I have some sparkly thread that tones in wonderfully with the batik at the bottom of the pile in the photo.The sparkly thread will feature in the quilt, somehow.
Finally (and this is unrelated to being improvisational), it won’t be professionally quilted. I’m still suffering sticker shock after getting long-arming quote for the bento boxes. Without disclosong the full amount, let’s just say it was more than $100. Ouch!