A couple of years before I retired, my daughter convinced me to go to the Goodwill store with her. Not my favorite thing because I don't normally find anything interesting. That day, however, I found a section where they put craft related items and surprise, surprise. There was a whole box of individually packaged quilt block kits. They were BOMs that Hancock Fabrics had run years before. I don't know exactly how old they are but I would guess that they're now around 11 or 12 years old. Probably from around the time the local Hancock Fabric store closed. There are two BOM series and about 22 or 23 of the blocks for each BOM series. A couple of patterns are missing from each set and there are a lot of duplicates. I will say they were very generous with the amount of fabric in each kit. One set is in solid blue, yellow and green. I'll be able to make two twin size quilts using fabric from my stash for borders and sashing. The other set has a focus print fabric with coordinating solids and I'll probably make a large double bed size quilt with those. I ran across a picture of one of the quilt blocks and that's what reminded me of them. After a search, I also found a picture of the other one. These are not on my list for this year but I will make them up next year when I make quilts for all the grandkids. I even know who'll be getting which. :-D
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Have you ever run across a fantastic bargain like this when you least expected it?