Today was a quilt-related shopping day. I guess I should invoke the "I am on a holiday" or "fabric emergency" excuses so the fabric purchases made are guilt free.
Four of us headed south to Bellingham and Lyden for the day. The only fabric purchases I made were 3 yards of a yellow-green fabric that matches some pumpkin fabric I bought last year after the shop put it on sale after Halloween. This qualifies as an "emergency" purchase because without this fabric, I could never complete a quilt from that pumpkin fabric. I also bought some 120" wide muslin and a brown/green leaf print to be used as backings. These could also be emergency purchases as without them, my flimsies will never become finished quilts.
I was on an annual leave today from work so I was technically on holiday. If I am on a holiday I am allowed to purchase fabric as a souvenir, right? Either way, fabric emergency or on a holiday, these purchases were "calorie free".
After lunch at the Olive Garden, we headed north to three quilt shops in Lynden. At Tangled Threads, I found the BQ pattern that I had been looking for and an interesting log cabin / pumpkin table runner pattern.
Today was a wonderful day spent shopping with fellow quilters. Although I technically slipped and purchase fabric, I did not purchase any fabrics on speculation. No fabrics came home with me to merely join the existing stash in the studio. All fabric purchases have a specific and intended purpose. Once in a while, everyone on a diet slips and indulges themselves, right?