I shopped with some specific needs and purposes in mind, plus kept an open mind to a few surprises. 30-3/8 yards of fabric came home with me, and the cost averaged out to $6.996 per yard. Lots of bargains at $5 and $6 a yard, and a few FQs at full price or yardage in the $10-11 range.
So how did I do on my list? Quite well. I found everything I was looking for. Bronze solid for the centers of my Dresdens, and a ruler for snowballing the corners of the blocks.
I was particularly looking for pickle greens and bright turquoise shades.
I needed a binding fabric to coordinate with a coral print, and a peachy-orange Grunge. A few other corals and friends joined the party.
The color of the day at Eleanor Burns is 50 cents less per yard, so in addition to those pickle greens, I stocked up on blues and pinks. My stash was lacking in true blues, especially light shades, but not anymore.
I couldn't resist this cute sheep print from the remnant table at Hancock's. There's another baby on the way in the family; maybe it'll be a girl. If not, these sheep will make a cute donation quilt.
How could I pass up these great neutrals? My friend Cherie found the grey for me, a remnant of wide backing. She knows me well! She's such an enabler - she found the corner trimmer ruler, too. Thanks, Cherie!
We visited a new shop this year across from the Bubble, and I found an intriguing masculine geometric print. A few coordinates from one last pass through Hancock's before heading home, and I have the beginnings of a nice masculine palette. Gotta love the bolt-ends table! Hmmm, that grey Cherie found works well here, too.
And finally, a few miscellaneous pieces. A few years ago I picked up a funky geometric print similar to the one below, and it surprised me how versatile it was and how many projects I used it in. The Marcia Derse print on the right will play nicely with a couple of other Marcia Derse prints already in my stash.
So I'd say my annual Paducah splurge was very successful this year.
If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know that I have a goal this year of piecing and/or quilting one donation quilt a month. Stocking up on suitable, first quality fabrics at bargain prices enables me to do this. My stash report will take a hit, but I'll use most of it eventually.