Saturday, May 8, 2010
Yesterday I got in the mail a package I had been eagerly anticipating. I bought the Elizabeth pattern and the 12 coordinating fat quarter surprise package from the Fat Quarter Shop. I have for a long time now wanted to make a Miss Rosie pattern. Unfortunately I just don't have time for Schnibbling once a month. When Nicole showed her Elizabeth pattern and talked about how beautiful it would be in Aster Manor fabrics, I knew it was the one I wanted to make. I love the Aster Manor fabrics and had been trying to figure out what pattern to make with them.
When I saw the fat quarters I was so disappointed. They were colours that I do no have and did not really like. I was upset with myself for not having bought some of the Aster Manor fabrics from them. I have bits and pieces of the fabrics already, so I wanted to have the pattern to figure out what I needed and then make my shopping list. I decided not to be mad at myself, and put the fat quarters aside. Last night, I was looking through a couple of my pattern books for a particular pattern when I came upon this book.
I flipped through the book and then saw this quilt.
I absolutely love this quilt and it was one of the reasons I bought the book. I looked closer, and could it be, the pattern requires dark tan fabrics that blend nicely today. Would my newly acquired fabrics work? I went and got them. Yes, they would! I was so excited that I almost danced a jig. Here were fat quarters perfectly coordinated for me to make a quilt I love. How quickly the glass can change from half empty to half full! Sometimes I need a reminder to be grateful!