On Friday, I had an email from Mary over at Quilt Hollow. Somehow she remembered I like (understatement?) Halloween and she thought I'd be interested in this block of the month project:
Ho daddy, was I! You betcha! Yep, within a few minutes I'd committed myself to giving up buying Halloween candy for the next five years (and then some!) so I could spend the money I'd save on this purchase--which I elected to receive as an all-at-once project rather than month-by-month. I guess there are a few benefits to working long hours--the overtime pay can be used for some fun stuff!
Do you think you need to make this quilt too? So far, I've seen it offered at two online shops and I'm sure there will be more. Check it out HERE or HERE. Have them send Mary the bill. That's what I'm doing.
Then I have Gran to blame for this one. Verna Mosquera/The Vintage Spool's next retreat, in July, called Garden Party. Gran and I have both signed up. The project uses Verna's new line, Veranda. Gran sent me a link to an online source for the Veranda fat quarter bundle, and look what arrived in my mail on Saturday:
Sorry--the flash of the camera blurred it out a bit. Or maybe it's just the indescribable glow that fantastic new fabric seems to emit--that siren song we all recognize. The real colors are a bit softer and prettier.
Anyway, I figured it's only right to do a little temping myself now. Remember the Christmas pixie fabric I showed you a week or two ago? The "go with" fabric I ordered arrived. I have no idea what I'll make, but it's gonna be cute!
And that quilt shop excursion I went on with my friends on Saturday? The one I haven't told you about yet? I found this really cute line called Oops-a-Daisy by Keiki. Isn't it perfect for summer with those ladybugs?
I picked up the single charm pack and eight fat quarters, thinking it might work for a Schnibbles quilt--one where you don't need a pair of every square.
Oh, gosh, scrolling through this post, I can see I've been a bad, bad girl lately, haven't I? But really, it's not my fault! Totally understandable, right? I wonder how long the "but honey, it's my MOTHER'S DAY gift from you" defense will work? I suspect it's time to put that one to bed for another 11 months, but the good news is, my birthday's coming up in a couple months.