I got a little something in the mail this week all the way from Australia.
Caitlin told me a few weeks ago about a challenge being put forth by Umbrella Prints that I’m excited to take on. Umbrella Prints is a textile house in South Australia that make hand printed organic fabrics and the challenge is that you buy a random pack of their trimmings (hemp/cotton fabric screen printed with eco-friendly inks) and then you have until May 31st to make something beautiful with them which you photograph and submit to them to win either Judge’s Choice or People’s Choice.It’s a pretty interesting mix of fabrics, mostly blues with some neon red-ish orange thrown in. I think I know what I want to do, based off a quilt I pinned a few months back. I’ll be sure to give more details when I get started and let you know when you can vote for my piece!
While I was away in Kentucky, my wonderful swap package arrived. It was such a great thing to come back to!
Heather of Fiberosity made me a gorgeous mini quilt with paper pieced stars from Carol Doak’s 50 Fabulous Paper Pieced Stars (she blogged about it here). It’s a book Amanda talked about in her class at the Sewing Summit, after which I put it in my Barnes & Noble shopping cart where it sat, until I received this quilt. Now I can’t wait to make lots of amazing stars!
Heather made four different ones and I love them all! The quilt is just perfect. But then not only that, she also sent along some out of print Heather Ross fabrics!!
I can’t wait to fussy cut them and make something lovely. Those matryoshka dolls make me squeal :) Thank you so much, Heather for your wonderful gift!