Buying fabric in Norway can be an expensive experience. Normally a quilting quality cotton starts at 130 NKR pr. meter (=40 inches). Divide that with 6.5 (the prize for one dollar) and you get the US price. I checked the price for a backing fabric, and that costs 30 dollars per meter. So I shop some of my fabrics from internetstores in USA. This time I needed a backing for an exhibition quilt, and decided to order it from Keepsake. They had a special offer which I couldn't resist. 20 fat quarters for twenty dollars. Five yards of fabric for the price of one meter in Norway! Even though there is postage, handling and customs added to that price, it's incredibly cheap for me. I also ordered a book. I placed the order two weeks ago and today it arrived! The pictures show a selection of the fabics I got. Some nice ones, some quite ordinary, a few fabulous ones and then there is the ones you'd never buy if you could choose the fabric for yourself. But that's okay. I tend to use the "ugly" ones to make variety.
The day has been quite productive. I had the day off (this time it was planned) since I only participate in one third of this weeks concert. I've made 6 more nine patches. I have twelve now, so I think I will start to sew them together tomorrow. I had to wash the black solid which I'm going to use together with the blocks. And I can nearly see the bottom of my scrap box now. I'm tempted from time to time to throw it all away, but I regard the empyting-the-scrapbox-project as a training course in perseverance................ :-D