Friday, August 28, 2009

Good Mail Day.......

Don't you just love it when you come home to one of these on your doorstep?  Just a little box of happiness waiting to be opened.

These boxes make Cooper happy also.

"Oh, I think I smell something for me"


Nothing for Cooper, but something special for me!  (Sorry Cooper, maybe next time)

Gobble Gobble by Sandy Gervais for Moda.
I don't have any specific plans for this fabric.  Now I know some of you are thinking, " you mean I have to actually have a use for my fabric?", but buying fabric without a specific pattern in mind is not something I normally do.  

About a month ago I fell in love with the Morris Workshop family of fabrics by Barbara Brackman for Moda.  I wanted that fabric but held off on buying any because I didn't have a pattern.  How do you know how much to buy without a pattern?  It seemed like every on-line store knew that fabric was on my radar because for a solid week I got emails with pictures of that fabric.  I finally asked Nicole of Sister's Choice Quilts for some advice (she's one of those lovely individuals who you feel like you've known all your life when you've never even met face to face and feel you can burden with your tough questions)  "Nicole, what should I do, I like this fabric but I don't know if I should buy it, I don't have a pattern?"  Here's the excellent advice I got from Nicole, "If I see fabric I like I buy it!  Having a plan for it is definitely NOT a buying criteria.  You could pass up a great fabric collection and not come up with an idea for years and then you would never be able to find it"  So I took Nicole's advice and bought the family.  I was out of my comfort zone, but after the Morris Workshop fabric arrived, and I was able to behold its loveliness in person, I knew I had made the right decision.  

Now I've gone and done it again, but this I know for sure;

this is the back, 

and this is the binding...of be determined at a later date...and that's OK.


  1. You are so sweet Thelma!
    I love the pictures of Cooper. He sure is one good looking guy.
    Also, I have always wanted a red couch. Don't you think quilts just stand out in a spectacular way against it? Your work is showcased beautifully on it Thelma.
    Darn, now I need to go buy Gobble Gobble. I was going to pass, but now I have to have it!

  2. OOOH! I love the thought of a thanksgiving quilt! You would have to have an applique of a pie on it. Cooper sure looks adorable!

  3. Thelma, I just ran across your blog on Nicole's list. I didn't know you had started a blog! I love it. It's awesome. You're a natural. And aren't you just having loads of fun? Love the red couch also, but the red and white quilt in the first photo caught my eye immediately. Please post a full picture of it someday. I'd love to see it. Is it Toulousse?

  4. Way fun. Don't you just love the Moda "bias" stripe fabrics? I could collect them all, I think.


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