Thursday 13 October 2016

It's so bright!

It's raining today. It's gloomy, windy, dark and cold. Sure feels like Autumn but inside my home, it is so bright!

Cynthia from Quilting is More Fun than Housework hosts a Quilty Orphan Adoption event each year. The Joyful Quilter participated this year with the offering of some of her scraps. Ohhh I so wanted those scraps. Well, I ended up with a consolation prize. Isn't that wonderful? 8^D
Yesterday, Joyful's box of scraps finally made it to my place. Squeeeaaalll!!

It was packed to the top.  

I spent part of the evening sorting through this heavenly parcel. It is soooo much more fun playing in someone else's scraps. I had a ball and a half! Won't show you everything in there but here's a few pictures. 

A bunch of shimmering fabric. Luscious. I know where to use these. :^D

Rich fall colours fabrics. Love the prints on these so much! 

Even Batiks were thrown into the box. Gotta love that, right? Awesome purple, rich rusty colours and green and yellow. Yum! 

Some browns which will find their places in the 365 Challenge. Love the two sunflowers fabric at the bottom. Well ... I love them all!

What about those pansies in blue? Gorgeous! They might end up with the browns in the 365 Challenge. 

And green too. A big pile of greens. I believe Joyful knows I don't carry a lot of green .... because I'm always broke, lol.

Also got some white on white, black, beige/neutrals, pinks, reds and a touch of yellow. No. No orange in sight. She knows that I have a truck load of orange lol. 

Some are tiny little pieces which will be used to make blocks like these:

They are fun to make. No brains were abused here. Just sew little pieces together until it reaches a certain size. In this case, I need 2.5 X 4.5 inches. Trim and attach to a white (or any colour you wish) piece of the same size. (My whites need trimming in this picture.)
On Saturday, I'll be at Angela's place and I'll show her, and you, what interesting blocks they make. Stay tuned.

At the bottom of the box, there were bigger pieces, like fat quarters and one even bigger than that!! The checker fabrics are from Mary Engelbreit. Funny how things just happen sometimes, right? I had in my stash, from a long time ago, this panel of ....

Placemats and coasters from Mary's Design! Well, am I tickled pink or what? Wow! Now I have the perfect fabrics for the backing. It is so Breit! Oh I know I don't have enough to finish all the placemats and coasters but I'll make do. :^D

I am VERY happy with all the fabrics; they are all so beautiful. I have a gazillion of projects in my head and I made such pleasant dreams last night, (U_U) zzzzzz Thank you soooooo much Joyful. You are a most generous person. Whenever you feel like sharing, look me up. :^D

Until next time ... 



Chookyblue...... said...

One mans trash is another man's treasure so they say....

CecileD said...

J'ai l'impression de te voir danser autour de tes bouts de tissus !
Profite bien ! :)))(

Sue said...

Wow! You made out like a bandit! I bet you are having so much fun figuring out all of the things you are going to make! I know that you love scrap packages that come in the mail...they are fun, aren't they?

Fiona said...

oh what a lovely parcel to play with.... I love your scrappy project so looking forward to seeing what is happening there.


The Joyful Quilter said...

I'm SEW thrilled that you are pleased with your box of goodies!!! I was happy to send those scraps to a new home. Goodness knows that I still have a gracious plenty remaining with me!!

Lin said...

What a lovely collection of scraps! You are right - other peoples are always nicer. xx