Friday, February 17, 2012
My Fat Quarter Prize - and a few other items
I won this pretty fat quarter from Fun Fact Friday Freebie. You all need to check out Barbara's blog, Cat Patches. She is one of my favorites and to top it off, she loves cats! Anyone who loves cats must be great.
My husband called me at work when the envelope arrived so I made him open and describe it to me. I was so excited! I finally made it home and got to see it for myself.
I immediately ran upstairs to the stash to see what combinations I could match up with it. I have some things on the shelves of my grandmother's old cabinet, some in the drawers and some in rolly bins tucked into the closet.
I love the little shelf, so handy to set my glasses on, decorate with some pictures and what about that Easter card from my cousin-in-law who is very creative. You'll notice some change left over from my Christmas cash that I reserved for only fabric so here it sits awaiting the next influx of change.
The black framed picture behind it is actually a piece of wall paper from my grandmother's house. I don't know how long it had been up but I don't remember any other paper and I'm pretty darned old. The paper had mostly fallen off the wall and would be removed once the house sold, so I took a chunk and framed it.
This green fabric matches the leaves on my new fat quarter perfectly and depending on what I do the multi colored piece might be able to be mixed in as well.
I thought I would show you some of the other pieces I have. I'm not sure what to make with these right now so if you have ideas let me know.
While I was looking around I untied my scrap pack I picked up at a St Louis quilt shop. Such pretty rabbits. I don't know what I'll do with it but this piece has several nice images I could fussy cut. It came with some green, blue, yellow and a print.
Some of them will be lost in the 1/4 inch seam but you never know when you need a foot or a tail.
I just love the bunnies!
I found some cute chicken material and paired it with some black/white, reds and yellow with various patterns. I have a block in mind that I found on last year's calendar.
This is part of my patriotic stash that I really want to do something scrappy with, scrappy with a pattern to it. I've seen some examples in magazines that might be nice.
Then the other day I splurged on this. I didn't intend to. I was just using my February coupon for 50% off all clearance items. This was not on clearance but I love this embroidery-pieced pattern but I do need to have the hubby make a light box for me since I have to trace the pattern. I won't get to this for a long while but really wanted the pattern. It's done here in red and I saw on one of the blogs where someone else chose winter blues.
I also got these four, two of which were 50% off!
For one reason or another fabric seems to have a calming effect on me, except of course my current BOM that is a bit more complicated than my skill level is comfortable with. Well, we all have to have stretch goals!
Thank you once again, Barbara, for the wonderful fat quarter. It completely turned my mood around after a particularly stressful day at work.