With all the packing activity around our house, I decided to take a little bit of time and work on a super easy quilt - something I could start and hopefully finish during the week. This is what I call my three-yard medley. I came across the Fabric Cafe patterns when they vended the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival two years ago in Hampton, Virginia, while attending with three friends. The pattern is included with each three-yard medley kit of fabric and between the four of us, I think we have all their patterns. The show special kits were $19.99 each so we stocked up. Check their site, www.fabriccafe.com, as sometimes they run specials on their kits - I check all the time.
This is how I started last week after cutting everything - told you it was a super simple little pattern ...
and this is what it became ...
I also look at my stash differently to see what three fabrics go together and if I have one yard of each fabric. I am creating some fun three-yard medleys of my own choosing.
The little quilts are approximately 47" by 59" - do you see a baby quilt? a lap quilt? a table topper - a grandchild tow-along quilt? a sofa quilt?
Endless possibilities and instant gratification if you just want to do a little something.
I would really be derelict of my duty as a receiver if I did not mention something wonderful that came along in the mail last week. Kate Spain of Moda fame was included in a recent blog along giving away the book "Table Talk", which I did not win and have now ordered because it is that good, but she did randomly pick winners to receive scraps from her new line of fabric called Terrain. This is what came in the mail to me - wow, and double wow - she really knows how to stuff a flat rate envelope.
I will probably make a jelly roll first and work on some bright and cheerful string blocks with the rest. What do you think I should do with all this loot? It takes such little things to make me happy - lots of little things. Still can't get over these wonderful scraps.
Judy C sends warm and humid wishes to you - can you feel the love from North Carolina.