Happy Mail

Last week I received a box from In The Beginning Fabrics- wait, let me back up…

Last month when I was mocking up this quilt pattern, I used several of Lida Enche’s fabrics from her Painted Summer line:

And I thought I really would like to have more of that fabric in my stash!  Fabric shopping has been on a bit of an involuntary hiatus around here, though, so I thought it wouldn’t hurt to write to In The Beginning and ask if they had any fabric laying around they could send me.  I also mentioned that the DC Modern Quilt Guild was holding a weekend retreat and would they like to send any additional fabric as door prizes for the retreat?

So.  I got a box!  With four full sets of caps of Lida’s lovely fabric!  These are made up for the sales reps to bring around to quilt shops to show off the fabric line.  They’re organized by color stories which makes them so very appealing!  Each set of caps is about equivalent to a fat eighth bundle of the entire line.  I kept one for myself and the other three were given away as door prizes at the retreat.  Mine are washed and dried and sitting in a lovely pile on my dining room sewing table.

Last week my favorite was the little flower print:

But tonight I’m smitten with these birdies in the garden:

What do you think I should make with them?  I’ve got a couple of ideas brewing but I’m not committed to anything yet.

(Oh and there was one other thing in the box that will get its own post really soon…)

Thanks ITB!

5 thoughts on “Happy Mail

  1. How nice of them! I have a bundle if all the prints and would like to make a quilt with them, but something that really accommodates the large scale of the hummingbirds. I’ve looked around a little but most quilt patterns I’ve found require more of some fabrics than others and I just have equal amounts of each print. Can’t wait to see what you make!

    1. Cool! I wasn’t thinking about using them all together- I thought I would make a series of smaller things. But maybe, with a light aqua solid background (been obsessing about using a light aqua background with these prints!) , you could do something simple like flying geese or half-square-triangles and get away with using the whole collection. I can’t wait to see *you *make!


      On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 10:08 PM, Jessie Aller

  2. I have made a couple sunglass cases from mine and have considered some little pouches. I LOVE this fabric! Thanks for bringing to the retreat.

  3. Miss Jessie! You have gotta tell me when you do such lovely posts about my fabric! You are too sweet and I truly hope that you are enjoying working with it. You take such nice photos and are such a natural at blogging. I don’t know how I missed this post, but am so glad to have found it! Peace – Lida

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