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.