Friday, June 1, 2012

Some Sweet Surprises

I did not have time to post about this before we left for the holiday weekend.  I recently received 2 sweet surprises.  The first was this wonderful stack of pure perfection!!
It's the Seasonal Little Gatherings from Primitive Gatherings.  I was helping a friend finish a project and she surprised me with this.  She knows I did not expect anything, but as we all know, fabric IS the perfect gift :)!  I imagine these fabrics will show up in my quilts for years to come.  Thank you sweet friend - your friendship is a treasure in my life.
My next surprise came when I found out I had won the giveaway from Kathie at Inspired by Antique Quilts.  Kathie and I (and a million other quilters) share a love of Civil War quilts and I heart just about everything she makes :).  This is the cutest little wallhanging.
All the fabric to complete the top is included.  Since I'm kind of at a stuck place on my Jubilee quilt, this little project is the perfect thing to distract me while I wait for more inspiration.
After checking out the fabric in the kit, I realized I did not have a single duplicate of anything in my stash. That's always exciting!!  I actually started cutting this morning so maybe I'll have something to show soon.  I haven't made a little quilt like this before, so I'm excited.  Thanks for sharing Kathie.  I can't wait to see this finished.  And since I've been doing so much applique, I'm in the groove :).
Have a great day,


Quilt Hollow said...

Quilting friends are simply the best!

Karen said...

The stack of fabric is so temptingly good! What can I do for your friend? LOL!

Darlene said...

Awesome surprises! Have fun!

Doniene said...

What absolutely lovely rich fabrics!! I just may have to have some of those - but my stash needs to be whittled down a little!! LOL I agree with Karen - you need to introduce us to your friend and we will help her!!!

I love Kathie's projects!! Yours will be lovely!!


Ruth said...

You are one lucky lady! It is always neat to get a kit with fabric! Can't wait to see how it turns out!

MamaT said...

Congratulations on your winnings and your 39th anniversary! We were in Ashville a couple of weeks ago. My first time in NC! Beautiful!

Janet said...

Congratulations on your win, it's so great that you're making the kit up. My, that's the biggest fat quarter pile I've seen, what lovliness and you have good friends.

Barb said...

wow those fabrics look so luscious! have fun with them an the kit.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I really love your new fabrics. Such rich colors! And that's such a cool kit that Kathie sent. Can't wait to see it put together.

Kathie said...

ah yes fabric from friends what could be better
I hope you enjoy making it!
love the charity quilt you made in the last post
I love making charity quilts