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!


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Yeah Robbi! How exciting!

    Bookmark   July 6, 2011 at 9:21AM
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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!


    Bookmark   July 6, 2011 at 10:10AM
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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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WOOHOO! The fabric lottery jackpot. How lucky for you - I am sure you will enjoy have lots of fun with your new stash!

    Bookmark   July 6, 2011 at 11:26AM
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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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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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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!


    Bookmark   July 7, 2011 at 8:09AM
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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!


    Bookmark   July 7, 2011 at 11:08AM
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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!


    Bookmark   July 7, 2011 at 8:24PM
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Robbi Good for YOU!! How sweet she thought of you! & being a fairly new quilter, it's awesome to suddenly have a good 'stash'!!


    Bookmark   July 8, 2011 at 10:11AM
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Fantastic! What a wonderful gift.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2011 at 4:00PM
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Those octagons are for a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. That'll be english paper piecing, ie. hand project!


    Bookmark   July 8, 2011 at 4:51PM
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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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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!!


    Bookmark   July 11, 2011 at 9:55AM
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