The mailman's been my best friend the last couple of weeks...well, the mailman and some special friends who sent some goodies my way.....
I had a friend blog about the Moda Bake Shop Sampler Box, you've probably seen it around, it's not new, there it is setting on my shelves in my sewing room. This box holds 2 1/2 inch squares of twelve different families of Moda fabric. So when she blogged about it, it was new to me, probably because I don't have fabulous quilt shops in my town where I get to see the latest stuff. So anyway, I commented on that cute box of squares, and she sent me one!! That's my definition of a perfect gift, something you would never buy yourself but would LOVE to have.
So after I got that adorable box of wonderfulness in the mail, I won a $10 gift certificate from Quilt Taffy for the May Schnibbles Parade.
And I used it to buy this bake shop box...it was on sale for $13, so it was practically free! Thanks Corrie for supporting Sinta and Sherri's Schnibble Parade.
I also won a giveaway from Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Company! My box from Carrie weighed over 13 pounds and was filled with all kinds of quilting goodness; jelly rolls, layer cakes, fat eighth's bundles, including this little bundle of joy..
Maison De Garance by French General. If you're a French General fan, you're going to LOVE this family of fabrics. If you're a not a French General fan, you will be after you see this fabric!
Remember how I decided to save my selvages...for something, and I was storing them in my pretty glass jar...
I just outgrew that jar.....a friend who reads my blog sent me a whole box full of selvages!!
And finally, when I blogged about the pattern for "Jake", Climbing Jacobs Ladder II, I casually mentioned the designer was River Bend Quilts. I say casually because after searching online, I could not find a blog, website or really anything about that pattern company. I try to provide links and give credit whenever I can on anything I'm working on but came up empty that time.
Then someone who knew the designer, Leanne Hurley, just happened upon my blog when I blogged about getting Jake back from the quilter. It seems River Bend Quilts is just starting to grow and not widely distributed.
Leanne was so excited to see one of her designs out in blogland she contacted me and sent me a few more of her designs. Pathways To Freedom went right to my To Do list.
She's also designed a Thread Tote, pillow and Christmas wall hanging. If you're interested in any patterns by Leanne her patterns are sold at Prairie Shop Quilts in Batavia, Il or contact River Bend Quilts directly at Leanne1947@comcast.net.
I'm still happily working away on the lattice blocks for A La Mode, stay tuned for an update.
Thanks for stopping by!