But the fabrics all came from my stash, with most of them purchased last January at 75% off. So since it wasn’t costing anything, I convinced myself to make one block, just to be sure that this was what I wanted to do with these fabrics. Next year, of course.
I soon realized this was what I wanted to do with these fabrics, and now that I’m half-way done, I might as well finish it, right?! (The fabrics are from several different makers…Moda, Michael Miller, Alexander Henry, Free Spirit and Benartex, and the pattern is “Cameos” by Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Company).
This collection of wonderful fabrics arrived recently from Nanette! I’m helping Nanette with a little project, and she sent me this thank you gift before I’ve even finished. Thank you, Nanette!
I have a couple more thank you’s to send out as well…I recently won a giveaway and received a Bunny Hill bag pattern and two Moda charm packs from Rene of “Rene Creates.” Thank you so much, Rene!
And, have you seen this book…Scrap Basket Surprises by Kim Brackett? Kim sent me a (signed!) copy this week, and I’ve been busy trying to decide which quilt to make first. All of the quilts in the book are designed for 2 ½″ strips–which is perfect since I’ve been organizing a lot of my scraps into bins and have lots of this size strips to work with. I’m using a Beach House Jelly Roll and then adding strips from my stash for my first project. Kim also has a great blog, Magnolia Bay Quilts, and is working on another book! Thank you Kim!
Finally, just a few words about A Year of Schnibbles: Sinta and I are getting ready for the parades…be sure to leave a comment with a link to your quilt (or e-mail a picture) by October 31st. We’ll have the parade and the reveal of the November Schnibble on November 1st. Also, Carrie has recently shown some great new upcoming Schnibbles patterns on this post…you’ll love them! Again there will be giveaways…including a fun one from Fat Quarter Shop!
Have a wonderful day!