I'm kidding, it didn't cost quite that much. The colors of these hand dyed wools are so gorgeous it is hard not to pick up the little bundles of strips when you see a nice collection. That Autumn mix collection was $12, and the twine tied bundle to the right of it was $28. And these are just little bitty pieces. About 4" x 8" for each piece in the Autumn collection. Whew.
What on earth possessed you, Nicole?, you may be asking. Well, these little patterns for table toppers did.
These are patterns designed by Stacy of Buttermilk Basin. Due to time constraints, Thelma and I could not sign up for Stacy's class, but we saw her presentation at the "Meet and Greet" and could overhear a good part of her instruction to her class, as she was adjacent to the class we were in. She appears to be an awesome instructor, and favors a technique using fusibles to adhere her wool to her background. I am so intrigued to try that.
Do you see the two patterns at the top of the photo? Those little toppers consist of a patchwork block made from quilting cotton, and a second block made from wool applique. I have to make them both. And if I am still financially solvent after that, I will procede to make more of Stacy's patterns.
I am so grateful that we have done away with Debtor's Prison.