I just finished hosting a little fabric swap among friends and this is the stack of goodies I received. Aren’t they yummy?! Thanks mkissa!!
Have a happy weekend!
This week, the Harry Potter fabric fairy visited me and I acquired approximately 20 yards of out of print Harry Potter fabric*. I’m still amazed by this great good fortune and fully plan to share the love. If you’re participating in the Project of Doom, you will see HP fabric in the monthly prize drawing!
*fabric is not for sale
All the fabric together, in the trunk of my car on the way to a new home…mine!
Today’s Fabric Friday offering was a gift from my best friend, Jewells, for Christmas. She picked this up at a Japanese festival in Albuquerque. Isn’t it fun?
A totally non-related photo of my cat, Tackett, helping me quilt. He’s adopted my nine-patch project as his own and had decided I’d been quilting on it long enough! Despite his “help,” I only have about 8 more nine-patch blocks to quilt. Of course, then there is trimming and binding!
Have a very happy Friday and a great weekend! I’ll be at The Linus Connection’s monthly meeting in Round Rock tomorrow. If you’re in the area, stop by and say hello!
One of the weaknesses I’ve acquired over the last couple of years is for vintage flour sacking. Part of the reason for this new found love has a lot to do with inheriting quilt tops and blocks from my grandmother. Grannie’s 9-Patch is a work-in-progress, currently on my machine being quilted. Grannie’s Trunk Quilt was finished earlier this year and returned to my mom, who now lives with my dad in her mother’s, my grandmother’s, house.
I’ve been acquiring more flour sacking in bits and pieces and I think I will eventually create a sampler quilt using these fabrics. It’s something I’ve had on my mind to do for quite some time and I can’t think of a more appropriate fabric choice!
When I first started paper piecing and had very little stash, an amazing woman named Clare gave me a huge box of scrap fabrics. They were the kind of things many quilters would throw away as being too small to be useful.
It was a real gift to me.
A great deal of my first Harry Potter quilt was made out of fabrics from Clare’s generosity…
The long and the short of this Fabric Friday? Never underestimate the gift of scraps! I share them whenever I can, and gladly accept them from friends that would like to clean theirs out. And, of course, I always have my Treasure Chest to dive into whenever I need a tiny piece of just the right fabric!
I don’t usually buy large prints, and I didn’t buy this one, it was a gift from my fabulous friend, Cat. I used most of it to make a pillowcase for my space loving Mr. G. The rest I used to make… ahhhh, you’ll just have to wait and see!!