I am a quilter on a very tight budget and I don't think I've ever spent on the 'whole package' when it comes to making a quilt... meaning that my projects are usually based on something I truely love paired with something I've found that works with it. I'm a believer that name brand does not necessarily a beautiful quilt make.
I took a little fieldtrip south of the border yesterday with a couple of girlfriends. It just made a regular Joann's run more fun. I brought my Reunion jelly roll along for the ride, in the hopes that I could find some affordable yardage to work with it. I love the new Denyse Schmidt print that I ended up with (on sale!) and I have big plans in place for this combination... now I just need the time!
How do you feel about mixing your precuts with outside fabrics? Are you a bargain hunter like me, taking something as your starting point and going from there? Or do you prefer to build your quilts from a complete family of fabrics? 'Cause inquiring minds want to know, you know.