Some fabric therapy!
Yesterday I had the best day. Not only one, but two, influxes of fabric for my stash!
First of all, this arrived in the mailbox.....
I was a lucky winner in a fun blog hop that was organized to honor a lovely quilter named Paula Budinger. I was fortunate to have my name drawn by Janice Holton (go HERE to see her fun blog) for a gift certificate to a fabric shop in Texas. Of course I live in Canada and it was highly unlikely that the shop would ship here, or if they did the postage costs would be astronomical. Janice, bless her, offered to purchase a gift certificate from a shop here in Ontario instead. Of course I added to the gift certificate amount and ended up with the goodies you see above. The green and white on the left will be added to my landscape fabric stash and the yellows will go along with the two jelly rolls to (I think!) make hexxies towards a sort of Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. Yes, I know....moi.....contemplating making a 'sane' quilt. What's this world coming to? THANK YOU JANICE - I'm going to have hours of fun!
I braved the elements and made a foray to a small quilt shop that's not too far from here. What fun I had looking through all her fabrics and notions and I came home with a few things....
Most of these are earmarked for additions to landscapes but there are a couple of 'just because' in the pile.
...and....thanks to the scissor-wielding prowess of Resident Chef, who kindly offered to help....there's now a pile of these waiting to be married up with the jelly rolls from the first picture above!
- If you are doing any applique, perhaps some of the tips found HERE might help when you're working with those pesky little pointed bits.
- Some of you might enjoy making THESE for either gifts or for treating yourself.
- HERE is a fairly easy table topper pattern that could use up scraps.
- HERE is a great tutorial for how to bind odd angles on your quilts.
Today's quote..."Mindset. It's all about mindset. From the moment you wake up to the moment you rest your head at night. Everything is up to you. Your emotions, your thoughts, your perception, your reactions. Every moment"