Stash Building and surprise freebie

 

Two weeks I go a placed an order via Etsy for 1/2yrds of my 6 favourite prints from Anna Maria Horner’s Loulouthi collection, and received the package yesterday!

When I opened it, I found that I not only got the fabrics I had ordered but 2 freebies… One was an extra piece of fabric and this:

The Spring/Summer 2011 issue of Quilt Sampler. This is a 6-monthly magazine! and I have found a UK supplier which stocks this… The Contented Cat offers it with American Patchwork & Quilting magazine for £4.95 or on its own for £5.25.  I have been glancing through it for most of the day and there are some really fab ideas for quilts, including a smaller version of a Dear Jane quilt. I am not a big fan of monster-sized quilts or applique, so a Baltimore quilt is not on my to-do-in-the-future list!

Also, next time I go to the folks’ for Sunday dinner, I will be taking some of my ‘infamous’ stash to show Mum. I think I have spent approx £300+ since April on fabrics! Yikes! Mum said that as I had been some tough times with work (suspension & disciplinary action just short of dismissal!), I should treat myself. So that’s what I have been doing.

The Festival of Quilts at the NEC in Birmingham starts later this week, and I have my ticket for the show on my computer desk ready for Saturday. Yet another excuse for spending my hard earned ££££, but I have a list of necessities to get, like wadding/batting for 2 twin-bed sized quilts and backings for said quilts. I can guarantee that I will be coming more than that, such fat quarters, more quilty books. I can’t wait, as it’s been about 6 years since my first visit to the FoQ.