Thursday, September 14, 2017

A Little Fabric Store in an Envelope

A few weeks ago Janet O. of Rogue Quilter mentioned at the end of this post that she was emptying her scrap basket and told her readers to let her know if they were interested in having them.  Janet makes miniature quilts -- the most exquisite and perfect little gems -- and said the scraps were small.  Yes, I was interested.  If my name were chosen, I knew to expect pieces 2" or smaller.  I've been cutting 1½" squares for a small quilt for an as-yet-undetermined pattern so little scraps would be great. 

Last week before we left to visit our daughters in Kentucky, a bulky envelope from Janet arrived in our mailbox.  When I opened it, I found a quart freezer bag brim full of beautiful Civil War reproduction fabrics.


There were 92 different Civil War era fabrics -- more variety than is available at my local quilt store!  I oohed and aahed as I looked at and admired each piece.  The pieces were larger than I expected, some big enough to cut several 1½" or 2" blocks, and all were prints I'd not seen before.  Amazing.  Beautiful.  Delightful!  I'm already imagining possibilities.

So now, when I want to make a small quilt with reproduction fabrics, I will go shopping in Janet's little store in an envelope.

Thank you, Janet.  You are more than generous.

--Nancy.
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14 comments:

  1. Lucky you! Anything from Janet would have to be special, but these are particularly wonderful. Have fun!

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    1. Oh, yes, Wendy, lucky me! It was so fun to open that envelope and find pieces of Janet's delightful fabrics. She has a great eye and is so generous!

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  2. Sounds like you have big plans for all those little scraps! Janet is such a generous gal - I'm glad you won her giveaway!

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    1. Oh, I'm glad too, Gayle. No specific plans yet -- just imagining possibilities. Yes, Janet is very generous!

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    1. Yes, for sure, a treasure trove. I'm still enjoying looking at all the delightful little scraps.

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  4. Do I sense an applique quilt on the horizon? Those are all lovely, and I see many that I hoard in my stash, too! What a wonderful inspiration laid out that way.

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    1. Hi, Susan. Well, maybe an applique quilt. Or maybe another stitched pattern. I'm just enjoying looking at them right now and imagining possibilities. Inspiration for sure!

      I think you ladies who have so much variety in your stash must get out more often than I do, or perhaps you have stores with more variety than around here. It's fun to see fabrics from another quilter's collection.

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  5. I've been so busy with visiting family, I just barely saw this. Glad you like the bundle of scraps, Nancy. They look so much prettier laid out the way you have them, than they did when I crammed them in the bag to send your way. :)
    Enjoy!

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    1. Yes, Janet, I love that big bundle of scraps! Thank you.

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  6. I would ooo and aahhh over that too.

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    1. It's been fun to look them over closely and enjoy them, Tammy. Ideas for using them are still running through my mind.

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  7. Oh, what fun! Janet makes such pretty quilts and these fabrics are delightful! You have such a wonderful sense of design - these are going to make a beautiful project under your keen eye.

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    1. Karin, you are too generous with your praise for my skills. But, they are beautiful fabrics and I hope I can do them justice! Thank you.

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