Thursday, March 24, 2011

It's all in the Presentation!

I'm on another winning streak!.  A few weeks ago I got an email from Thelma from Cupcakes & Daisies that I won her giveaway of a Pom Pom de Paris Charm Pack from the Fat Quarter Shop.  Yipee!!  I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it - the new Brocante Schnibbles pattern (which I also got from FQS - it's very sweet) so I quickly ordered myself the pattern and another charm pack.

So, when my first box came from FQS, I was a little stunned.  I should have put something next to it for size so you could see exactly how HUGE this box was.  I knew it contained just my little charm pack. 
Once I opened it I was astonished to find this beautifully wrapped package...again I should have put something next to it so you see how big it really is.  I just let it sit on my cutting table for at least a week to admire it!  I showed everyone who came by the house - I was thrilled with my beauitful gift.  FQS - you folks really know how to send a package!
I finally opened it and am now admiring this beautiful Frenchness (I'm loving the pink - and I think I spy a bird in there - continuing my apparent current theme of bird fabrics (see earlier post) ....
Next, on my birthday no less, I found out I won these lovely fat quarters from Hip-to-be-Square blogger/podcaster Pam.  Thanks Pam!  I know I have fabrics in my stash to go with these...

I didn't "win" these next fabrics but I have to show them off.  My quilt buddy at work, Lindsay, was visiting a daughter at college and of course stopped by a local quilt shop.  She called me to say they had all of their Amy Butler fabric for 25% and did I want anything.  Of course, I had no idea what I wanted and, also of course, I couldn't tell her "No, I don't need anything" (after all, she took the trouble to call me, right?).  So I told her to pick me out two yards of something that went together and she chose these...
I love them!!  Couldn't have picked better myself.  And, when I asked her how much I owed her, she said "Nothing, consider it a small payment for all of your quilt mentoring."  Wasn't that sweet?  These are earmarked for a clutch bag I saw in the booth when I was working the quilt show a few weeks ago.  I'm not much of a bag maker, but I'm going to give this one a shot because it will look fabulous in these fabrics.

And, just because I finished quilting this recently, I'll show you my Plan C.  I used Prayer Flag (love that line!) ...
and the Fay Feathers panto to quilt it

I would have liked to show you my Beachside Cottage all quilted up...

...which should have been finished last Sunday, but I learned a big lesson .... always make sure you put the backing fabric on the right way so you don't run out of it and quilt your quilt to the leaders...I'll never make that mistake again (I hope!). 

4 comments:

Pat said...

Maybe you could send a little luck my way? You are on a roll! I like how the Prayer Flag Scnibble turned out, and really like the binding & backing. Nice job!!

Gretchen said...

I agree with Pat about the Plan C! It is gorgeous and I love the backing fabric! What anquilty week you are having!

Linda said...

LOVE Plan C! Wow, it's beautiful! Backing is perfect. Love the quilting too, just brought the quit to life!

Congratulations on your sweet package!

Ivory Spring said...

WOW, Denise.... you have been busy! Love your quilts.