Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Confession Time

Yesterday I bought Walmart fabric. Yes. I really did. I had to. See I have a little girl who is turning two today. She LOVES Scooby Doo. I just haven't seen Scooby Doo at a quilt shop. I found a super cute print. Yes it is thin, but at least it isn't see through. Can you forgive me?

I was a little worried how my quilt shop fabrics would work with my Walmart piece, but I think they are playing very nicely. Michael Miller and Fabri-Quilt accent Scooby very nicely. Sure, the borders of the quilt will last longer than the center, but I'm okay with that. This is one quilt that I wouldn't mind if my two year old wore out.

I predict it will be a favorite. Why? Not because of my superior piecing ability or the border fabric that perfectly accents the center print. Not even because of the dog bones or "scooby snacks" that I quilted on it. No, it will be a favorite because of the minkee I put on the back. The stripe wouldn't have been my first choice, but it was 40% off. At that price I love it.

So here's the picture of the quilt:

My two year old will get it at her "party" (when we sing happy birthday and give her presents) after her brother and sisters get home from school.

I made a pillowcase too. I hope these will help her sleep in her bed. I'm mostly impressed that she hasn't actually seen it yet. I can't wait to see her reaction.


allsewnup said...

It's adorable! Your little one will love it.
Happy Birthday!!


Erzebat said...

I have used walmart fabric many times. It has held up very well. only time I have concerns is when its on the $1 and $2 table. I will buy it and wash it in warm water. that way I know it is preshrunk. I have had only one bad piece of fabric, it faded really bad, no worries I just flipped it over and used it for backing! adorable scooby quilt!
(mauh) Liz

Claire said...

I'm glad you found this cute fabric at looks adorable...

but enjoy it while you can....any NEW walmart going up does NOT carry fabric....and any OLD walmart will NOT carry fabric after they go through their remodel which is about every 5-10 years depending on the store.

since I live in a fairly large city only 1 out 5 walmart's carry fabric, which is only going to last another couple of once. (I know this because my hubby is a manager for walmart)

great job on the quilt though!

Erin O. said...

Walmart fabric can be tricky-I only go there as a last resort, but for whatever reason, the walmart by my house is actually pretty good. I'm working on a quilt right now that some of the fabric came from there and it is holding up nicely-only time will tell I guess.

Quilty Ramblings said...

Scooby-licious quilt!!

lucky you for finding on-sale Minky...last time I looked, it was $40 a metre (I'm in Australia)