Saturday, February 11, 2012

Flea Market Finds were a bust...

Flea market transformation sneak peak...
I found nothing!  Two thrift stores and I walked out with one fat quarter.  That is it!  Mum said the same thing in her flea market adventures this morning.  She told me that she spent a grand sum of 25 cents on a wine glass.  Hmph!

On the other hand, I have been transforming some flea market finds.  And that is a good thing.  Last evening I put together a quilt top, sandwiched and spray basted it and today I quilted and have the binding ready to hand sew this evening.  I think this is a record for me.  Quilt in a day.  The quilt is a donation quilt.  I used 10" squares of flannelette in lovely girly colours.  The flannelette is all from the quilter's estate sale fabric from last fall and I backed it with a pink vintage sheet from last weekend's thrifting.  The binding is a lavender heart print also from the estate sale.

 This quilt will be donated as part of a birthday gift for a little girl whose family is going through some very difficult times.  They don't have much in the way of household stuff and considering the sweetie pie has a birthday this week, I thought a quilt would do the trick for my contribution.  I even managed to find some flannelette with butterflies.  Apparently butterflies are a particular favourite.  So there you have it.  No flea market finds but a story of flea market transformation.  And that is a good thing.

*(I have backed quilts before in flannelette but have never pieced a quilt with it.  It is not the most user friendly fabric let me tell you.  It tends to be stretchy.   Erg.)


  1. Stretchy, yes, not the easiest for sure, but so cuddly in the end!! I'm sure your little gal will be super pleased.

  2. I agree whole heartedly about the joys(or not) of working with flannel but in this case i am sure it will make a gorgeous snuggly quilt for a precious little girl!

  3. what a wonderful thing to give a nice warm quilt away.

  4. that is so nice , i am making one a backing it in flannel for me because its warm

  5. Definitely not the easiest to work with! The first quilt I made was all flannelette, with lots of little 2 inch squares! But very snuggly and nephew loves it. Way to try something new, Cathy!