with 3 parcels!
I think I’ve mentioned before that for some years I took a break from quilt-making and buying fabric. That meant I missed some really good fabrics, so when I see something I really love well of course I just have to buy them.
Our good friend Sherry in San Antonio recently sent me some lovely fabrics, the second parcel arrived today with lots of lovelies, some of which is part of the Clarissa White Alford Collection for the Shelburne Museum by RJR. Only had the odd bit of that, as well as some bits of Smithsonian. This parcel was sent the day Sherry, Margaret & Irene left San Antonio and Margaret picked some of the fabrics as well.
You can see a bit of Smithsonian that somehow I managed not to pick up originally, now I’ve got them in all the colourways. As well some Williamsburg Botanical, Cheddar Illuminations, Dargate Prussion Blue stripe, purchased for a very specific project, and some red & white fabrics. Margaret are they for our red & white Maltaville?
Parcels 2 & 3 came from SewFarSewGood, an online shop who were just lovely to deal with. One of the things I don’t have in my growing stash is some really good yellows. I found three really good yellows from the ‘Old Sturbridge Village II Collection’ as well as a few other bits from that range. I think this range came out just before I got back into quilt-making.
One of my ‘must do’ projects has always been a pieced basket quilt in white, pinks & greens. I drafted it up ages ago but last week the impetus to start it came. So far I’ve pieced about about 14 blocks of this 16 block quilt.
This is another quilt that will be on-point. I seem to have an obsession with blocks on-point at the moment. Most of the fabric has come from my stash with just a little bit from picked up when I went to Mill Rose Cottage recently. There’s a little bit of Smithsonian and some of my treasured Sarah Johnson pink fabric as well.
It’s TAS at Somerset this Sunday, so I’ll have to get the tops of these baskets prepared so I’ve got some hand sewing to do. 16 handles wont take long.
Margaret picked up some fabric for me when she & Irene visited Hancock’s so I’m waiting for the postman to ring again.
Oh Sew Tempting said:
Those baskets are really beautiful and your fabric choices are perfect. I too, love to get parcels 🙂
I’ve been very spoilt with parcels coming in the mail and I know a few more will be heading my way, so exciting. Hoping to finish the basket quilt soon.
I am surprised that your friends found those older fabrics for you. The mailman brought you real treasures.
I like the colors you have used for the baskets. Works so well.
I’ve now got a few pieces of Clarissa White Alford & Sarah Johnson fabrics, almost as exciting as finding Smithsonian fabrics, but they are becoming harder to find pieces of. I’m really pleased with how my baskets are turning out, only two more to go.