Thursday, July 5, 2012

Mailbox fun!

The college I work at was closed on Monday as July 2 was day off in lieu of Canada Day falling on Sunday (July 1). It was a nice day, I finished a few tasks, so I decided to reward myself by going down to the post office at the border to collect some packages I knew would be waiting for me. I was very excited to see all of this:

Now, this is not a usual thing for me to go on a fabric binge; these packages had accumulated over the last month or so and most of the fabric is designated for projects I am 
working on now, or soon will be.

The owl fabric at the bottom is for a baby quilt; a friend of mine is going to be a grandma for the first time in August. She had tried to win one of the auction quilts I made earlier this year, but somebody outbid her at the last moment, so she asked if I would mind making one specifically for her. The baby is a girl and her nursery is being decorated in an owl theme. I showed my friend several owl fabrics and she picked the Forest Life print at the bottom of the stack above.

The grey posies FMF print is backing for my Swoon quilt. I am very excited to be taking it over to the machine quilter tomorrow afternoon. I seamed up the backing tonight and gave everything a good pressing so it is ready to go. The green dot FMF is the backing for my daughter's wedding quilt, so it will get used right away. The four neutrals above that are for that same wedding quilt. And on top of the pile, my June shipment of Charming Solids Club from Pink Chalk Fabrics. I have been admiring the projects made with Summersville for some time now and am excited to have some of my own. The colours are so pretty. I really like the selection of solids that came with it; the black and cream are Michael Miller fabrics and the colours are so nice. I don't have a plan for these yet, but I do like  Rita's quilt here and Ashley's quilt over here. I guess I have enough other projects on the go right now I don't have to worry about those charm packs just now.

The weather report says we are in for hot, sunny weather for the next few days. I am looking forward to it.



  1. what an awesome pile of fabric goodness!

  2. Lovely stack of fabrics. I WANT some of the sommersville. Will be on the lookout this summer : )