Ok, I have to admit it. After almost 4 months of no new fabric I broke down today and made a purchase. But I don't feel too guilty. You see I was fortunate enought to win a basic Grey layer cake during the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway. Thank you so much to Polly from Aunt Polly's Porch! Included was also a pattern appropriate for use with layer cakes,that I considered using, but my youngest son had other plans. He happened to be here for the holidays when I opened the package and thought the fabrics would be perfect in his apartment. He likes a vintage 60's/70's look and this fabric was even his preferred colors of green and brown. Perfect.
So I needed to find a pattern and found one on the Moda Bake shop, called Ruby, Pearl and Opal Quilt. It is not only perfect for a layer cake and has the modern look I wanted, it also has a great pieced back that makes it reversible. Sorry for the poor quality of these photos but you get the idea.
But I needed yardage and my stash had nothing that would work. And I really looked hard. So coupons in hand, or rather in phone, I headed to that lower priced fabric store hoping I would find something suitable. I feel successful. I found economical fabric, only bought what I needed for a specific project. And it is a quilt that is needed and will be used. Guilt free shopping.