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Thursday, July 16, 2009

I'm a winner!






Yes, I won this beautiful quilt. It arrived in the mail yesterday. Viv from Highway Cottage in New Zealand had a giveaway. She had made it for the Spring Blooms Mini-Quilt Swap and then decided to make another one for her partner. I am so glad she did.

While, your eyes are feasting on the quilt, I will sneak in the f word. Fabric! Now, I was never one of the kids who had the designer clothes and I at times felt left out. I have been reading for months about the amazing modern fabrics that are out there, including Far, Far Away. I came off my healthy lifestyle and bought some. In Canada, we do not have as many fabric choices as some off the other countries and our fabric is more expensive. I found a great Canadian online fabric store, called Pink Panda Fabrics. I also bought some Sandi Henderson's Farmer's Market. I think my favourite is the mermaid fabric. I got the package yesterday and I got to feel what first love is again. I understand now, what all of the fascination is about. If you are going to indulge, make it good and I definitely made it great!





8 comments:

Mushyhed said...

You lucky duck. what a cute mini quilt! Loving all your new addition to your stash!

Lee said...

that is a beauty so colourful. thanks for the tip on the PInk Panda. There prices, for Canadian, are great. Might have to do some shopping for me!

Myra said...

Adorable little quilt Michelle! I have a pattern for a similar idea. Should see if I can find the photo...
Great fabrics! 8-)
Your Bento Box blocks/layout look great! That quilt pattern is on my to do list...
Your Zig-Zag "oops" is something many of us have done... I know I have!!! Great that it is an end block!!! 8-)
Happy stitchings!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh you are so lucky, how pretty and also some very yummy fabrics!!

angela said...

Love those new fabric piles!

jaybird said...

congrats on winning!!! and love the new additions to the stash.. i just got some of those green apples too!

Ariane said...

Oh they look so great. I'm think I'm jealous. I may just have to get my credit card out. Hmmmmm!!! don't tell my husband.

Ariane said...

I forgot to comment about the quilt. It's gorgeous. You are very lucky.