Hello, hello! It's been a while, hasn't it? I had a month-long quilting hiatus as I visited family in California and then caught one of those miserable colds after I returned. October was just kind of a lost month for me, stitching-wise.
But even though I didn't sew during that time, quilty things were still happening. Specifically: fabric. Lots and lots of fabric. And not just any fabric...FREE fabric! While Sean and the boat waited for me in Washington, DC, our snail mail finally caught up to us. And it was chock full of the generosity of other quilters.
I feel so lucky to receive all these goodies,
First up is this quilty orphan that I won from Erin of My Patchwork Life. She started a quilt long ago for her son Jason, using all the colors of the belts in karate. I really like the wonky stars! I'm not sure where the "JASON" will end up yet, possibly it will become the basis for an improv deconstruction project. Thanks, Erin!
Next is this lovely batch of Benartex Free Motion Fantasy fat quarters that I won from Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts during a blog hop. Aren't they pretty? I just love all those bright colors, and the fabric is so soft to the touch. It's always fun to win! Thank you, Laura and Benartex.
This lovely pile of fabric was sent to me by my friend Anne. I helped her set up the new website for Wrap A Smile quilts, and she thanked me with a big, heavy box of goodies. This isn't the entire bunch, either. So many cute animals and bright colors! And plenty of big pieces to use as backings. Thank you so much, Anne!
A very, very heavy box arrived from my friend Rose of Something Rosemade. It contained so much yummy fabric! This pile is all from the Woodland line by Cinderberry Stitches and is very cute. Elves and flowers and tiny toadstools!
But wait, there's more! Rose also included an enormous batch of Blueberry Park, including a layer cake, fat quarters, half yards and a huge chunk of the gray yardage. I had never seen this line in person before, and was surprised to find out that each piece is actually a Kona solid with the pattern printed in white ink. Very interesting! I love the selection of colors, and you know this will end up in many, many kids' charity quilts. Thank you so much, Rose, for this generous gift!
And speaking of Blueberry Park, Kathleen McMusing gave away a batch of her scraps leftover from a fun project, and I was the lucky winner of that, too. Kathleen's scraps are from making the Playtime Plus pattern by Sandra of MMMQuilts, who had a hand in the giveaway below. Thank you, Kathleen!
I'm so grateful to the generous bloggers who passed along all this fabric. (This giveaway is closed. Thank you to everyone who left a comment!)
I'm going to thank them by playing is forward and having a little giveaway of my own. These four quilting books will be sent to one random commenter. They are used copies of:
Linking up with Can I Get A Whoop Whoop!