After returning home, I fell in love with this quilt on Flickr, which is also by the same company, Aardvark Quilts.
The only quilting/sewing work I've accomplished lately has been to prep my Kaffe fabric for the value quilt. I cut the fabrics into 6" squares (some were purchased on Etsy precut) and have paired one light or medium with one medium or dark fabric. I'm looking forward to playing around with them after they are sewn, cut, and up on my makeshift design wall.
Yesterday was a great day because my Sue Ross BOM block 3 arrived from Australia, and my Amy Butler Love fabrics arrived!!!
I purchased the Love fabrics from Material Gal on Etsy. I got a great price by preordering, and I love these fabrics more every time I look at them! Sorry, but I just have to show you every single one:
So now, if you love LOVE even half as much as I do, you must immediately go to Amy's blog -- Mrs. Schmenkman Quilts -- and enter her giveaway for eight -- yes EIGHT -- fat quarters of Love. And while you're at it, also pop over to Sarah's blog, The Last Piece, for a chance to win six, yes SIX, honey buns of the Rouenneries line, along with the newly released, beautiful Down Under Quilts 2010 calendar. Oh, and there will be six winners! By the way, be sure to spend a little time at both of these blogs. They are two of my favorites!!!
And speaking of favorite/inspiring blogs, I also recently received this fabric designed by Aneela of comfortstitching, which she designed herself and had custom printed by Spoonflower.
Aneela has also created a second Christmas fabric and another one with adorable little girls skipping rope. It will make you smile.
Now, there's nothing left for me to do, but get back to that sewing machine!
With wishes, true and kind -- and packages tied up with string -- Joan