Friday, April 18, 2008

I Love My Postman!

Even if he does park his truck in front of my house for his daily nap, because today he brought me some wonderful and partly unexpected things.

First, as I was expecting, he brought me round 3 of the Spring Fling Round Robin, started by Luisa in Lisbon, Portugal and continued on by Liz in Brighton, UK. This baby has been all over, and if I could remember offhand where I'm sending it I wouldn't tell you because we're not supposed to, so there. Liz included a lovely FQ (metre) of this lovely fabric as a present for me which was very, very sweet.

As if all that wasn't enough, Sharon also known as The Quiltgranny sent me a couple of fabrics from her recent sojourn to San Luis Obispo county because she knows how much I love "The Day of the Dead," so she sent me these lovelies. I've been lusting for the black calaveras fabric for ages and I've never even seen the other one, so BONUS!!! Thanks Sharon!

Finally, after exhibiting an enormous amount of self-control and ironing Greyhair's (my spousal unit) shirts, I started work on the first of my Sew-A-Rows. I chose the 1930's project (duh) with Linda's propellers and Sandi's butterflies. I decided to add these guys, which you may remember from Alex's quilt last year.

Angie at Timberhill Threads suggested an alternative to my fusible thread applique, so I'm going to try it and will report on my success.


Quilt Pixie said...

those day of the dead fabrics are great! I own the one you have with the blue background in black, but never seen the other...Looking forward to what you'll do with them

jovaliquilts said...

Wow, love those day of the dead fabrics! Really something.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Gee, I love yoru mailman, too!

Postman always rings twice for love, *karendianne.

Zegi said...

What a beautiful round robin! And I love the sew-a-row. I've never heard that term before. Is it a quilt that has multiple different rows, but each row all the same block?