Well, I was excited and then........ I wasn't.....WHY? She wanted to make a LONE STAR quilt. Ehhhhh, not my favourite quilt design and I have never made one (even though my quilting group all made one years ago). I don't know what it is about the LONE STAR, but it has NEVER appealed to me.
Anyway, I personally thought an easier design would be better for a first quilt. Miss M scoured the internet again and the CHEVRON idea was born.*excited again*
As most Aussie quilters will agree, quilting fabrics are very dear over here. Quilt Shops charge $22 to $25/m. Alright for me as I love the choice I get from LQSs but a bit much for a student who only earns enough for food and a few essentials. Luckily we have a shop called East Coast Fabrics which isn't very far away from where we live. Most fabrics are $7.95 and some special fabrics are $9.95/m. You can see the difference that running your shop from an industrial warehouse with no AC can do for your customers even though it makes for a very unpleasant shopping experience in the heat of Summer. I buy all my wide, backing fabric here at $15/m. Even Spotlight can't match these prices.
With no pattern (who needs one for a Chevron really) she bought 2 contrast colours and began to put her quilt together.