I got a squishy envelope in the mail today. Well, it must have been yesterday, but I didn't check the mailbox until today. Want to see? What a silly question. Of course you do!
Doesn't it look like I went out and scooped up a cup of sunshine? They certainly made my eyes shine brighter. These fantastic scraps are a gift from the talented Barbara of Cat Patches Blog. Click over to see the quilt these fabrics made, a beauty she has titled Sunshine on my shoulders, using a pattern by Judy Laquidara at Patchwork Times - Judy's original pattern is titled Peaches & Dreams and you can find it under Patterns for Free at her website.
I told Barbara that if I knew where she lived, I'd be knocking on her door begging for scraps.... (absolutely shameless, I know, but I couldn't help myself) and she sent me some! I'm hugging myself with delight at her generosity (and that my audacity should yield such fruit). The weigh scale was still out from weighing my Shady Lanes quilt top, and out of curiosity I plopped them in the bowl and discovered they weighed .25 lb - a whole yard's worth of luscious diverse sunny scraps. Thank you, Barbara!
There's some great graphic design in most of the fabrics - such fun!
I'm going to use them in my Modern Monday block-of-the-week Sampler which desperately needed more oranges. The little 6.5" quilt blocks being designed by Jenifer Dick at Forty-Two Quilts Blog use small wonky pieces to work up and these scraps will be absolutely perfect with my Hallowe'en coloured fabrics. And what doesn't get used in the sampler, will eventually be used in some scrappy blocks, and the teeniest bits in crumb blocks. I told Barbara that I would use even the smallest bits, down to 1" and I mean to do it.