Friday, June 26, 2009

Package Arrived from the Fabric Square Shop

Don't you love to get a package of fabrics in the mail? (Or by any other method?) These pre-cut collections arrived today from the Fabric Square Shop.

Below is "Oh-Cherry-Oh" by Me & My Sister Designs from Moda. I have lots of 1940-1950's-ish fabrics in my stash, and I'll add these to the mix to make some string quilts. That's the original plan anyway. We'll see what happens!

And I love all the Westminster/Rowan fabrics by Kaffe Fassett, Philip Jacobs, Martha Negley and those folks in the UK. All the colors and huge cabbage roses make me happy. I might just use these 6 1/2" squares "as is" for a simple one-patch quilt.

The 1930's style collection below is "Hello Betty" from Chloe's Closet by Moda. This is a layer cake (40 squares measuring 10" x 10"). I'm thinking about making some fast half-square triangles to create a baby quilt for the arrival of a friend's grand-daughter. The pinks and greens are a little brighter in real life than they appear in the photo.

Do you think my husband can expect a home-cooked meal tonight? Not likely! Happy quilting.
Take a look at Laura Sampsel's pre-cut quilt fabric collections. She'll be restocking her selvage strip packages for sale too.


SewCalGal said...

Nice fabrics. Can't wait to see how you use them.


Joan said...

Home. Cooked. Meal. Yeah, those words used to be in my vocabulary, too. :o)

Jocelyn said...

Wow very nice fabrics. Love the 30's collection. Looks like you are going to be a little busy :-)

Unknown said...

Very yummy candy packs you got!!!
Happy quilting :)

Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

who doesn't like getting fabric in the mail???

Jean said...

Lots of pretty fabrics, you will busy sewing those up.

Unknown said...

Ooh very jealous of your new stash! Lots of lovely colours. I would like to start saving my selvages to make something, can you tell me how much to you recommend to keep, a start just cutting an inch off, but thought maybe this isn't enough.

Selvage Quilter said...

I would cut the selvage strips about 1 1/2 inches wide.

But some beautiful selvage creations are made with strips narrower than 1 inch, so there you go! Once you start using them, you'll know how wide you like them.
Have fun.


Little Lady Patchwork said...

Fabric in the mail makes any day a good day!

Maybe you should just order pizza for dinner!