After watching all the beautiful quilts blocks and panels and patterns come to life at Glorious Applique, I decided to take the plunge and experiment a little with all that color.
I ordered a set of fat quarters from Etsy -- a mixture of Kaffe and Philip Jacobs fabrics. I found one (1) piece in all my stash -- a beautiful Coleus print with rich, stunning color, and thought, "Why the heck not!?!" :-D Then lo and behold, my dear friend, Pat from upstate New York (that's how we think of her, you know -- she isn't like us native KYians, more's the praise! LOL), visited the Wilderness Road Quilt Company in Danville, KY and brought me back ELEVEN (11!!!) fat quarters and would not hear of my paying for them. VERY good friend!! LOL Just look at the fabrics:
And then I found other surprises. In the photo, the large scale leafy print was what I had in my stash; beside it are the fat quarters I ordered, then on the far right, the fq's that Pat gave me. I started looking at the rest of my stash and found, on the far left -- would you believe those are Thimbleberries fabrics!?!? From the Flying Colors line! Bright, rich color in sorta tone-on-tones. Isn't that a hoot!? I'm not so far from my quilting roots, since Thimbleberries were the first fabrics I got crazy about! LOL
I've got a pile of reproduction fabrics I'm looking at for this quilt, too. What fun!! Maybe I'll do both!
And since I was the grateful recipient of Pat's generosity, it's only fitting that today kicks off the Fall into Fall Giveaway! Go to the site and check out all the bloggers participating in the giveaway.
I mentioned in my Anniversary Blog (see it here) that God dealt with us about finances some years ago. One of the things He spoke to us about was giving. Listen to what Paul says to the church at Corinth:
"...see that you also excel in this grace of giving...For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich." (II Corinthians 8: 7b and 9)
If we want to be like Jesus, we have to be givers! :-) So cool!
So I have THREE different prizes I'll be drawing for and giving away on October 15th!
Here's what you do to qualify:
Leave a comment for me. I love to hear from you!
That's it!! All you have to do.
If you want additional opportunities to win (another "ticket" in the pot, as it were) you can do either or both of the following:
- List me on your blog roll! :-) That will lead other people here to see if they like what I say. Just leave an additional comment saying you've added me to your roll. :-)
- Refer a friend! Leave a comment that says, "I told Suzie Q. Quilter to come on over!" I'll add you to the pot, then when Suzie pops over, you and she will both get an additional chance at a prize!