The Fed Ex truck stopped in front of my house the other day. Valentine's Day to be exact. I had heard it was coming, but didn't know quite what to expect or when. I started to hyperventilate when I opened the box.
I know we all have way more fabric than we need and we feel guilty about buying more (even though we still do), but this fabric came with absolutely NO guilt! Can you believe it? As a very nice gesture for using some of their fabric in my quilts in the new book, Marcus Brothers sent me the new Judie Rothermel line - Bancroft - along with fabric from her recent Civil War Chronicles line and a whole bunch of Bonnie Blue Basics designed by Paula Barnes of Bonnie Blue Quilts. How lucky am I?
It's a wonderful thing to acquire fabric without having any guilt associated with it. I didn't have to hide it in the trunk until my husband went to bed or "misplace" the credit card bill after I shopped . . . (None of this ever works anyway, since he's my personal accountant and the CFO of my business, LOL. I can't hide anything from him.)
No Sirree - I have absolutely no guilt over this and am just enjoying my good fortune. I have always loved Judie Rothermel's reproduction fabrics and save small pieces from some of her older lines to put in my new quilts. Do you notice? Some people do and I often get asked about a certain fabric and have to tell them no, you can't find it in stores anymore, it's about 7 years old. I've just been hoarding it for the right quilt. I wonder what I'll make with all of this? Stay tuned for that in the coming months. I'm a little overwhelmed right now to actually cut into any of it. I'm very busy just stroking the yardage.
Here are some closer shots of the fabrics. Not an ugly one in the bunch. Notice all the lovely browns . . .
Brown and blue
Brown and blue and red . . .
This one is one of my favorites. Brown and pink . . .
Red and blue and . . . brown. Is someone trying to tell me something??
Isn't this red and brown stripe beautiful? I love it.
Now I'm just playing. I'll mix this with this, and that with that . . .
Can you see the wheels turning??
The Civil War Chronicles line is in shops now and Judie's Bancroft line will be in shops the beginning of March. I'm grateful I got to have a peek first. See the entire line of fabric here.
Wish me well. I have a feeling I'm spoiled now and every time I see a Fed Ex truck on my street I'll be tempted to jump in front of it and ask if they have any fabric on board. Is it for me? Is it for ME??