Friday, April 12, 2013

Diamonds, Rubies and Sapphires

Some of you who are in my Yahoo group Small Quilt Talk participated with me in our recent 6"  x  6"  charm fabric swap. My charms arrived yesterday and Oh WOW, take a look -

 
 
Receiving a package of fabric in the mail is enough to make me swoon. How about you?
 
Question: Do our husbands know this?? I don't really crave diamonds, rubies or sapphires. Fabric in beautiful colors is gem enough for me sometimes. My husband "persuaded" me to fall in love with him on our first Valentine's Day together by sending me at least 50 different funny valentines he arranged to have delivered throughout the day at my office. It drove the mail department nuts . . . I think he paid them to send someone to run upstairs with a few every 15 minutes. So sweet and romantic. He knew I'd love that more than flowers or candy. Oh, okay, sure, I'll be your girlfriend. I think I'd fall in love all over again if I got pretty fabric in the mail on a regular basis. (Hint, hint . . . I'm also partial to silver now, Hon. )


I signed up for 2 sets of 40 and so received 80 squares of assorted reproduction fabrics.
 
 
Gorgeous, no?
 
 
 
 
 
 
I love the variety. As you can imagine, I played with my squares for a very long time.  So pretty and many I had never seen before. No uglies! Lovely prints in so many different colors.
 
I am going to look at them for a little while longer before I actually have the heart to cut into them . . . .

Have a good weekend!
 

24 comments:

Sue said...

Wow, you got ya some really nice charms, there!! So pretty!

What a sweet story about your hubby. That's quite creative. I think he gets an A+ for that one ;)

My husband does actually know that I prefer fabric to diamonds or rubies. He's pretty good about stopping at EVERY quilt shop on our road trips. :D :D Good thing for him ;)

Saskia Smit said...

And no uglys. Thats double party!

Heartsdesire said...

That certainly is a lovely assortment. I'm always amazed that there are so many repro fabrics that I've not seen before, and I've managed to acquire a quite a large assortment for my stash. Only saw two that I have out of your 80. Wish our local quilt shops carried more, but they seem to concentrate on the modern fabrics at the moment. Have fun playing.

agullainquieta said...

What beautiful fabrics, I'm sure that will make a precious patch work.
kisses

sandi s said...

Beautiful fabrics!

Gayle said...

I think we got the same two batches and I love that you've sorted them by color - will have to do the same thing - and then decide what to make with them! FUN!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

Kathy, WOW what a fabulous selection of fabrics, real little gems.. waaay better than rubies & diamonds LOL!! Can't wait to see what you make with them :))) cheers...Marian

sandra said...

Thanks for the pictures! Now it will be even more dificult to wait for mine to arrive! They are all beautiful!

Merilyn said...

Your charms look quite wonderful!!!! I know you'll have a lot of fun playing with these treasures!!!!

Sandra B said...

What a fabulous selection of repros! I see you have one of the squares I sent in the green section. This was lots of fun.

Me and My Stitches said...

I think you hit the jackpot! I missed the charm swap (see..that is what I get for not keeping up with the group!).

Dora, the Quilter said...

I too love getting packages in the mail--although we have no mail delivery and too few package boxes at our post office--so actually touching the package can become a long drawn-out event.
What wonderful fabrics you received in your package. (I love your Valentine story!)

pinewood said...

What lovely fabrics, a special valentines story. Thanks for sharing.

Martine said...

What a treasure. Love all the different colors.

pandchintz said...

Gorgeous, yes!! What a delightful, colourful array. I hope you have hours of entertainment with them!!

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

Wow, that's a humdinger array of fabrics.

emmy said...

Your assortment is wonderful. Love the color families with some 'pop' colors. Enjoy your new fabric

Colleen said...

Your assortment is wonderful. My blocks from the swap were in the mail when I got home from the New England Quilt Festival last night. I opened them right away! Now to find time for my planned use of these blocks.

Soile Kivinen said...

What a beautiful set, amazing!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful fabrics! They have me drooling

Susan D said...

Oh oh oh. I'm emerald green with envy.

annie said...

wow, those are just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

These are just beautiful, I love little squares of many fabrics. How does one join in on the next swap? Not sure how to sign up for the Group. Judy

Kathleen Tracy said...

Judy - There will be more swaps next year. Go to the sidebar on the blog and you will see a link that will take you to the group info. Otherwise, e-mail me from my profile and I will send you info.

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