Sunday, February 05, 2012

Valentiney Box

This box has been sitting here all week, and I just got around to opening it.



I know, I know, I vowed I wasn't going to show purchases any more, but I couldn't help snapping a picture of this box.

Doesn't it conjure up images of Valentine's Day? All that luscious Rouenneries Deux - red and cream with just a touch of gray in it!

Something about French General is so romantic. Maybe it's because it's French inspired. After all, Paris is THE city for lovers.

That bolt in the back -- I couldn't resist getting a whole bolt. I can back two or three French General quilts with it.

Kimberly at the Fat Quarter Shop helped me shop for this box of goodies! I was determined to order it one day but got too busy to get my shopping done. One quick email to her and she hopped right in and did the deed for me! Thanks, Kimberly!

I love the packaging by the Fat Quarter Shop. Everything is folded so neatly and tucked into plastic bags. I recently ordered a piece of yardage from another online store, and was dismayed when it came practically wadded up in a box. I guess I've been spoiled by Kimberly and her staff!!

Opening this box this morning made me feel much better!

16 comments:

Kathie said...

just beautiful of course I would love all those fabrics too! I am becoming intrigued with using grey (and red I can always use red!)
this would be such a fun box of fabrics to make a quilt with ! start looking thru your patterns or books
get planning!!!!
glad your feeling a bit better
Kathie

Heather said...

That box looks yummy! I made a quilt out of the first Rouenneries collection and it's one of my favourites. Any plans for it yet?

Yvonne said...

So pretty....I'm glad you shared. :)

Connie said...

Gorgeous! Glad you posted so we can enjoy.

Connie in VA

Carol said...

Beautiful! I gotta say I totally miss seeing your purchases, I hope you will show pics more often. Glad you're feeling better.

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Ooooooooo, lovely! You cannot say enough about the recoupative value of fabric therapy! Glad you are feeling better!

Laura said...

Beautiful fabrics. Very therapeutic. :-)

Sharon said...

What a beautiful box and I agree on buying the bolt. If you have a few quilts in mind, get it now for backings because it will be gone when you get to it. So sorry to hear about your tumble, I've done that before so I count the steps every time I have things in my arms. Good thing both sets have the same number at my house ;-)

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Ah yes, petting new fabric is good for you! :) It is good for the spirit and makes ouchies feel better. ~and yes, it does conjure up Valentine's Day projects! Have fun with it!

Baskets Of Quilts said...

Looks great! Cant wait to see what you do with it!

Patricia said...

Like Kathie---I have gotten excited about grey (a color I once never even thought about using in a quilt). I think red is a neutral :c)---another quilt added to my "to do" list! Glad you are feeling better!

mascanlon said...

Just gorgeous! And why on earth i haven't bought a whole bolt of luscious fabrics especially the kind you know you'll love for years and years is beyond me. I love seeing your treats, if I blogged I'd show you mine. But this week it was mostly Amazon, old BBC mysteries and season 2 of hart to hart...all lovely company while I'm sewing. Hope you're not to sore today.

PJ said...

Glad that you are feeling better. That is a beautiful fabric in the box. Is it more than just the Fat Quarters? Very Pretty.

quiltmom said...

I love the french general line of Rouenerries- the fabrics are so beautiful- I am sure that you will be able to create some fantastic quilts with it. I really like Fat quarter shop too- the fabric is always beautifully wrapped. Thanks for sharing.
Regards,
Anna

Deb said...

Beautiful fabric, love the gray/red combo. Which pattern did you buy an entire box of? It looks very pretty and practical for backs.

Charmaine said...

Thank you for sharing with us, Vicki. Happy Birthday :)