Sunday Stash, with generous friends

The guild July meeting isn’t a meeting, it’s an outdoor potluck picnic. It’s a good time, a much more casual time; we play games and get to know each other a little better. 

This year, instead of the modern FQ toss and the ugly fabric swap challenge we usually do, we had the ugly FQ toss. I didn’t actually bring fabric (all my fabric is still packed from the move) but as I wandered about admiring the others’ fabrics, I saw Gabrielle’s fabric. It was chartreuse with polka dots and purple, orange, and magenta flowers. Sounds like a train wreck right? I thought it was wonderful. 

She offered to give the piece she had left at home but long story short, Bethany won the toss and got to choose from all the fabrics. She chose Gabrielle’s, and gave it to me!!!!

Yay Gabrielle! Yay Bethany and her softball training and her generous spirit! Yay Dawna, Bethany’s mom who gave Bethany fabric to participate!

In all its glory…

This fabric will be perfect for my black and white eye bleed quilt. Just need to get started on that. 

Linking up with Sunday Stash @Molli Sparkles. 

Happy birthday to me*!

I met up with a quilty friend for tea this week and look what she gave me!


She isn’t going to use it and didn’t want to store it anymore.

Let me zoom in a little for you…


Yep, it’s a king size wool batting. Retail value: A LOT! Lucky, lucky me.


* It’s not actually my birthday.

Day 426

I had the best mail today:


I’m in a facebook charm swap group this year where everyone in the group mails you 2.5″ squares of your choice during your birthday month; I used some of the fussy cut squares I was sent for polaroid blocks. One of the ladies saw what I was doing and offered to send me some of her extra blocks from when she had made some.

Here’s what she wrote in her note…”when I went to choose some blocks to send you I realized that I was probably never going to get around to doing anything with them…therefore I’m sending them all!”

Lucky, lucky me. Thank you so much Amanda!

Free Fabric from Friends, on Friday

And alliteration is always awesome!

My friend Stacie went through her scraps this week (and ironed them too). She invited me up to her place to pretty much help myself. I spent about two happy hours trimming and choosing. And then I sorted all the restĀ as a way to say thank you.

Here’s everything that is either around 2.5″ square or 2.5″x5″ (rotary cutter for scale).


And this was herĀ parting gift to me:


Most of this is absolute dreck but I will have fun seeing if there is anything useful in here. Stacie gave me one of these bags last October so clearly this is now a tradition we have.