I received a wonderul gift yesterday!

lafonda_ranchJuly 6, 2011

My hair dresser has a relative who has quit quilting and was looking for someone to donate all her fabrics to. My hair dresser told her about me and that I'm a fairly new quilter (which is what she was looking for!!!), so all her fabrics were delivered to me yesterday!! There are so many that are even cut out and ready to be sewn into a quilt! It was like hitting the lottery. There is Christmas fabrics, children's fabrics, so much to choose from. I now have something to pull from to go scrappy, too! Now.... where to begin!

Robbi

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karpet

Yeah Robbi! How exciting!
Karlene

    Bookmark   July 6, 2011 at 9:21AM
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K8Orlando

Wonderful! I'm sure you will make good use of it. And you were able to give a gift to that former quilter too, because I'm sure she was thrilled to find someone who would appreciate her treasure!

Kate

    Bookmark   July 6, 2011 at 10:10AM
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toolgranny

What a treasure you have received. For a new quilter to be able to pull from a big stash is truly a blessing. Have fun with it.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2011 at 11:08AM
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polardreams

WOOHOO! The fabric lottery jackpot. How lucky for you - I am sure you will enjoy have lots of fun with your new stash!
Sue

    Bookmark   July 6, 2011 at 11:26AM
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magothyrivergirl

I'd say you have your own Fairy Quilt Godmother!
I'm jealous! :-)

Here is a link that might be useful: Fairy Quilt Godmother

    Bookmark   July 6, 2011 at 11:55AM
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nanajayne

The angels are smiling today!!Bless the former quilter who knew the right way to shead herself from a former love.
I am so happy for you, what a wonderful surprise and exciting beginning.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2011 at 1:29PM
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lafonda_ranch

Thanks, everyone! Yes, I feel very blessed :-)))) I hope tonight I might have some time to sort through it and see what I have. I was told there are strips ready to be put together for a log cabin quilt. I also saw baggies with lots of octagons cut out. I'm not sure what the plan was for those, but I'm sure I can find something!

Robbi

    Bookmark   July 7, 2011 at 8:09AM
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teresa_nc7

Whooo hooooo! I love it when quilters are gifted with lots, and lots of fabric! I've received bountiful fabric gifts at least 3 times so far! Isn't it terrific!

Teresa

    Bookmark   July 7, 2011 at 11:08AM
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tuppermom

Don't you just love hairdressers! The same thing happened to a friend of mine. She received boxes and boxes of fabric and patterns from someone she didn't know because her hairdresser knew that she quilts.

Have fun going through it all!

Mary

    Bookmark   July 7, 2011 at 8:24PM
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quiltpartner

Robbi Good for YOU!! How sweet she thought of you! & being a fairly new quilter, it's awesome to suddenly have a good 'stash'!!

ENJOY!!

    Bookmark   July 8, 2011 at 10:11AM
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lola99

Fantastic! What a wonderful gift.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2011 at 4:00PM
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jennifer_in_va

Those octagons are for a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. That'll be english paper piecing, ie. hand project!

Congratulations!!

    Bookmark   July 8, 2011 at 4:51PM
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monicatx

What a great gift. It must really have you motivated to sew. Let us know what you have made about Christmas time. Hope you have lots of fun.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 9:12PM
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lafonda_ranch

Jennifer, when I was going through them, I found 3 that were sewn together. They had some "paper" in the middle and were hand sewn together. I'll have to look into how to do that because there are a bunch of them!

Also, there are a ton of strips already cut out. I was told they are for a log cabin quilt. From the amount of strips, it looks like I could do more than one quilt. And they are in all shades of the rainbow. She has them in trays divided up by colors, like one tray of blues, one tray of greens, that sort of thing. I'll have to really look closer to see what I have then decide what colors to use.

Going through them prompted me to sort through some of my materials and add them to what was there since they were already sorted out. Boy, what a stack! I'll try and take a picture and show you guys!! I actually spent most of the afternoon working on projects (embroidery) I found buried in my stash of stuff.

What fun!!

Robbi

    Bookmark   July 11, 2011 at 9:55AM
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