August 21st is my 9th wedding anniversary. I wanted to make something special for my husband William. His favorite colors are black and grey. While I'm sure I could have made a dramatic quilt in those colors I decided to add yellow to the mix. I had a wonderful time choosing fabrics. One of the constraints was cost. I'm a new quilter so I don't have a huge stash to go to so I had to purchase all new fabrics. How sad right lol. I went to my LYS Sew Bee It, Joannes, Hobby Lobby, and Walmart to buy everything. Everything I bought was either on clearance or I had a 40% off coupon. My husband works at Walmart so we get 10% off on all non food purchases. I've heard a lot of bad stories about Walmart fabric but my store just put a fabric section in and if you pay close attention you can get some nice decent quality fabrics.While creating the quilt i realized I still needed some more grey and black fabric for contrast. My friend who gave me the pin cushion had a perfect scrap of grey fabric that I used for borders on one set of blocks.
I also went to another guild members online quilt store. Http://www.persephonescreations.com She sells fabric online but you can also go to her home where she converted the entire bottom section to hold inventory and set up a store. She also does quilting on her Long-arm for customers. Please check out their web site.
Here is a photo of the quilt top that I made for my hubby. I still need to do some work getting my mitered corners on my three borders look even. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know.