This week, I have lots of new stuff to talk about!
First, there's my order of thread from Superior Threads. They had a Mother's Day weekend special, and I've been using some of their King Tut variegated threads for free motion quilting, so I thought I should try some of their other products.
I picked up a large cone (2500yds) of Masterpiece in an off-white called Canvas. A few bloggers I follow rave about this thread, and I needed a new piecing cone, so I'll give it a go!
Next there is 1000m Try Me Special of So Fine in Snow. I'm not sure what I'll use it for, but you can never have too much white thread, right?
Another Try Me Special was the Treasure hand quilting thread. In this case, I got whatever colour they shipped, and it's an ombre yellow called Sunlight. I've got a baby quilt that I started to applique about two years ago, and I think this will work of some of that.
Finally is the Perfect Quilter 300yd mini spool in Sun 'n Surf. This was a get-it-while-you-can sale, and I picked up 3 spools because I have 2 quilts in these colours planned. A heavier weight thread at 30wt, I think it will be very dramatic on my blue/cream quilt that I started last summer.
I received this bundle of fabric from a friend who was going to put it in a yard sale. I really like the simple black on white scroll design. There are 15 strips of about 6.5 inches wide and 2.5yds long. All 4 sides have been hemmed, so I'm not sure what the intended use was. It's more of a cotton twill feel - and I think it will be fabulous in some of those tote patterns I keep seeing in web-land. Free fabric means I can try something outside of my comfort zone and not get too upset if I mess everything up :) This is the third bag of fabric I've received from Miss Ashley, and I'm totally happy each time I get one! Thank-you!!
Finally, and certainly not least, is my winning prize from Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Giveaway Blog Tour. I was the first day winner on the Quilty Pleasures blog - and look at all the great stuff I got!
I have some of Northcott's Stonehenge fabrics on my shelf already - in red and grey for a quilt I started for my brother. What a happy moment when I opened this brown 2.5 inch strip set! We just brought our dining room table in from the shed - renovations - and it really needs a tablecloth to protect it from my family!
In addition to my copy of 100 Blocks Vol 11, were 4 quilt patterns. I really like the Lexington Lane by Sassafrass Lane Designs. It's going onto my to-do pile.
What a great week for new quilty supplies! I guess that means I should get back to my machine...Talk to you soon!
Linking up to Molly Sparkles.
Sometimes I need a deadline to keep me motivated to complete a quilt. What better motivation than participating in a bloghop?
While the snow and cold temperatures keep you inside, why not work on projects for this year's fair? The full listing is available to download now!
This month's block used paper piecing technique, one that all three of us were familiar with and happy to assemble!
My favourite customer, Ashley asked me to make a quilt from her daughter's baby clothes. I have previously made her quilts for her sisiter-in-law, her boys and she won a school quilt!
August's quilting technique was English Paper Piecing (EPP), a method I was skeptical to try at first.