This post continues with my journey on the 2016 Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop. In case you want to catch up with all the fun and frivolity, click here to find a link to the free and almost free loot and click here to find a link at the bottom of the page to all the posts about the daily top shops on the hop posts. Now on with the loot disclosure.
This fabric line is a one-time only printing. When the shops run out, it is gone forever.
I said in a previous post that I prefer the hunt and find method to pre-ordering this fabric line. It’s the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.
This approach doesn’t guarantee that I’ll end up with any of this fabric collection, but then again, it is exciting.
This year I was fairly successful in finding what I wanted.
It’s always interesting to see which fabric is the most sought-after fabric from the collection. Which will be the one that quilters chase after and regret not buying more of?
This year there were several: the mosquitoes and the colored fish were gone in a few days.
Since the colored fish were sold out, someone came up with a brilliant solution to use fabric crayons to color the plain fish. After posting this idea on the Quilt MN Facebook page, it then created a shortage of the plain fish.
From the Quilt Minnesota Facebook page, many people are still looking for the orange and brown hash too. I was also successful in catching some other cute fun fabrics from this collection.
The 2016 MN fabric line had 26 prints, a panel of 4 blocks and a pictorial stripe. While I didn’t get some of each of them—I never intended to, I did get what I liked and wanted to use.
My husband spied a quilt that he liked at one of the shops. I decided he deserved to have one after going with me on this trip. So I’ll use the colored fish and several other prints from this collection to make a special one for him. I also have a couple of other quilt patterns in mind for this collection.
What I Learned Today:
- I’d better start sewing a lot faster.
- Mosquitos on fabric are a lot nicer than mosquitos on the arm.
- Maybe pre-ordering isn’t such a bad idea (Nah-probably not going to happen).
Question: Do you shop faster than you sew or sew faster than you shop?
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