I have been so excited to do this post and now I finally can share how touched I was by the generosity of a very sweet friend. (Well, two actually)
Almost two months ago, one of those friends, Suzanne, at Strawberry Patches held a fabulous giveaway.
She was offering this fat 1/8 bundle of the then new line by Pam Kitty Morning.
I fell in love with these brightly colored fabrics with a retro feel, and entered along with many others.
This is the bundle of yumminess.
The next two pictures courtesy of Suzanne's blog.
After a fun video reveal of the winner done by Pam of Pam Kitty Morning, I was thrilled to learn that my sweet blog friend Annelies of Sew Blessed had won. I couldn't have been happier for anyone (even myself) that my friend had won. I was dying to email her, but sat on my hands for awhile, then kept checking back at Notes from the Patch to see if Annelies had posted that she knew she had won.
You can go to here to read what happened.
Well, guess who really got the surprise when I read her comment to Suzanne.
That "Sweet" heart of a friend talked Suzanne into splitting the prize with me and Suzanne is just enough of a "Sweet" heart of a friend to do just that.
So one of these precious bundles went to Annelies and one came home with me.
So, why did it take so long for me to share this with you, you say?
Well, it was right before Christmas and of course it had to be just the perfect project, ya know.
Annelies and I decided to do our projects at the same time so we could encourage each other.
I asked her to pick the project. Oh my gosh, she is a quilt teacher and does so many wonderful quilts. I trusted she would come up with the perfect project. And....she did.
We are joining in with Anne Sutton Of Bunny Hill for her Scrappy Plate Club.
I have always wanted to do a Dresden Plate quilt. I have done a couple of pillows, but never a quilt.
These fabrics are perfect. I love hand work and appliqueing the blocks will be so much fun.
Here are all my little blades cut and ready to go.
Last night, I got one block put together.
I am so thrilled, I just can't tell you...
The background will be a white on white and I am going to SP soon to get the border...oh I hope they haven't run out.
There must be 50 or more different prints in the bundle. I picked out the blues, reds, and yellows because I am making this for the little blue and white trailer we are still in the process of remodeling. It has a retro look and this quilt will be perfect.
There are lots of pinks and greens that I can use for another project.
I must once again say thank you to my blog friend, Annelies for sharing this treasure with me. Not just sharing the fabric, but sharing the fun of doing this together.
We haven't met yet, but I know we will soon.
Also thanks to my real life friend, (of almost 45 yrs.) Suzanne for her part in this fun ride.
We don't see each other often enough, but I know where I can always find her.
I gave you a lot of links and encourage you to visit those blogs for inspiration and fun.
God is Good!!
Life is Good!!