|The colors are so beautiful. I can't wait to see them in a quilt :)|
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Lucky me times three
You know how they say things happen in threes? Well I've just had a lucky string of threes and my mailbox is the happiest place in town lately.
First, I won a giveaway at Gen X Quilters and got a $20 gift certificate to a fantastic new fabric shop The Crafty Girls Workshop. I'm usually not into the pre-cuts because of the cost but since I had money burning a hole in my laptop I went for a layer cake of this beautiful Origins fabric. Yes, they even had a Sherbet Pips layer cake and I had it in my cart (hurry people if you are still trying to get one!) but had to switch it at the last minute because something about this fabric line just called to me. I think anything I make with it will have to be beautiful because the fabric is so gorgeous.
Next, I just won a crib size roll of Hobbs fusible batting from Cherry House Quilts. I can't wait to try this batting and I'll be sure to do a full review on how it works. I've never basted any other way besides the safety pins and I've dreamed of an easier and less painful method. I know there is spray basting but I have such a small house with wall to wall carpets that I can't think of a place where I could spray all that adhesive. I shudder to think of all the dog hair that would be stuck to everything too. This batting comes with a heat activated adhesive that you iron and it washes out later so I am going to use it on my next quilt and hopefully fall in love with it. I'll let you know.
This last bit of serendipity is perhaps my most amazing. I found a talented and extremely generous woman in England named Lizzie Allen who was GIVING AWAY perle cotton balls on her blog. All you had to do was ask! I just received a package with sixteen balls of the prettiest perle cotton #8 you've ever seen. I just sent her a little package in return so this is my first international swap. Fun! And I love getting to say the word "international" because it makes me feel slightly important that I have friends all over the world.
There are lots of giveaways going on now so I hope my lucky streak keeps up. If I win anything else in the near future I'll have to share the wealth and have a giveaway myself. Karma ya know. Don't want to get too much goodness without giving something back!