Thursday, 5 January 2017

Red & White happiness

Well I got stuck into the red and white quilt. I didn't end up doing the leadlight/stained glass block. I ended up making a scrappy crumbs block. All the blocks were supposed to be 8.5" but that doesn't always happen. Some were smaller and some I couldn't cut down to that... I decided to make all the blocks up to 9.5" by putting borders around each block.
So this is what I ended up with....
Red & White flower baskets friendship quilt


I also went to spotlight for the white& red fabric. Silly me. It cost a fortune... There was a super sale on Xmas fabric at 75% off. I couldn't resist...

6 teatowels and 2 packets of tissue paper & over 30 metres of fabric.
What a bargain.

My docket says a total savings of $275.30....,

Cute tea towels and tissue paper ready for next Xmas...

Look at these bargains

Such pretty fabric

16 comments:

  1. I really like the borders around some of those as it makes them stand out and gives extra interest! nice red and whites for next Christmas too!

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  2. You've done a fabulous job on this quilt top...especially as the blocks were all over the place size and style wise...love the idea of going with a medallion style, really ties the blocks together...well it is the savings that count isn't it *LOL*...lovely fabrics, well scored!!...

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  3. "Bargain Booty'!! Beautiful red and white xmas fabrics. Red and White Baskets - how beautiful is the finished top - and the borders around some of the blocks look really good. A job well done!

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  4. Oh just wonderful! Love your bargains too x

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  5. Spectacular savings on spectacular fabrics. I think adding the borders adds more character to your quilt than if they were all the same size to begin with. A fortuitous problem to need to fix!!

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  6. Your quilt looks great, Jo. Nothing better than a bargain!!!

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  7. You did a marvellous job on the red quilt. I LoVe it this way. Great job Jo xox

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  8. Your quilt is looking lovely! Wow, you went to town at Spotlight! Good for you.

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  9. PS: I love the red stars on a white background fabric.

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  10. The quilt is looking fantastic Jo....wonxerful shopping you have done there. Always good to get a bargain.

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  11. a lovely quilt. I went to Spotlight too and bought some of the same fabric but it was only 50% off in New Zealand!

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  12. Hee hee! Snap! Gorgeous fabrics, mine are mostly fat quarters.

    The quilt top is so fresh. Well done. xo

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  13. That Christmas fabric is GORGEOUS! I wouldn't have been able to resist either. I am a sucker for a sale. Since I counted up all of the fabric I have purchased per project and discovered I have 8 quilts I could make, I hope it will keep me from buying more.

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  14. Great job on your red and white top, it has come together beautifully.
    Gorgeous purchases at spotlight too, looks like you made some bargain buys

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  15. Beautiful job on the Red and white quilt top. The savings at spotlight were very good... I got backing for a quilt and was very happy with the cost. I just need to use a LOT of the fabric I have in the house!

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