A friend emailed me yesterday and wondered if I was still breathing. Huh? In further emails, she said she was sure something had happened to me because I haven't been poking any buttons! LOL.
Well, I've poked a few but not nearly in the quantity that I have in the past. No special reason except that I've been too worn out and hurting when I get home to think much about fabric. Oh, gosh, I hope the Fat Quarter Shop hasn't noticed!!! I'd hate for them to take my name off that plaque in the lobby that must be there!!!!!!
So it was definitely time to open a couple of boxes that arrived over the past few weeks and share them! I surely don't want to lose my title of Chief Purchasing Officer! (rolls eyes)
No one could have doubted I'd be poking this button:
Midwinter Reds by Minick & Simpson. And look at the wovens! I really think M&S has cornered the market on fabulous wovens. I love working with them, especially in applique, but I've been known to toss a few into the mix on a lot of other quilts. Wovens are a bit stretchy, but I've had no problem with them because I always surround the pieces with regular fabric. Oh, bindings. I love wovens for bindings! I am so wanting to do that Nightingale pattern on the left. It's 90 x 90. My heart fluttered when I saw it! The other pattern is Nantucket, another beauty!
The next box contained Josephine by French General.
I went ahead and threw a Jelly Roll into my cart, too. I need to look at the French General stash to see if there's yardage there that will work with this. Since most of the French General fabrics coordinate, I'm sure I'll find tons up there (the stash room) to work nicely.
Next is All Aboard. I love this quilt. Just thought I'd stash it away just in case. I've never been real big on kiddy quilts, but there seems to be a need for them among friends and family now. The best part is it's an It's Sew Emma pattern. Gotta love those ISE patterns!
I guess I need to correct something -- that I'm not real big on kiddy quilts. I love kiddy quilts. I'm just not a fan of novelty fabrics. So I love it when I find a pattern that can be made up from "normal fabrics"!! LOL.
And last but not least ....
Spooktacular - by Maude Asbury for Blend. On the couple of Halloween or fall quilts I've made, I had trouble finding a background that worked for me. So once or twice when I've seen something neat, I've grabbed it. I really like this fabric, and I know I'm going to wish I had gotten more of it. It's polka dots, my favorite! Finding this fabric was a good reminder to myself to check more often the "Odds and Ends" category at Fat Quarter Shop!
So that's it! Not much but at least I'm still thinking a bit about quilting.
I had three full days of tests run this week to see if they could find out why my white cell count is so high. The only thing worst than sitting in a chair hurting at work is laying on a hard table for a two-hour nuclear scan. And being called back to the hospital two times yesterday when I thought I had made a clean get-away. The last time I left, I turned off my cell phone and ran out the door!
I've been reading blogs and drooling over all the projects going on out there. I'm real ready to retire so I can get in on some of the group sew-alongs. Real ready! (sigh)