Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Fabric Twaddle!

I'm the Lucky Girl ... again! Look what arrived in the mail yesterday - Kaffe Fassett Kashmir fabrics- pink for a girl, blue for a boy - Mr. and Mrs. Perkins, I think so! Gorgeous Janet of Quiltsalott sent them to me, so next week I'll start making giraffes! Thanks, Janet!

Now, Happy Houses - lots have arrived and still waiting on quite a few, and a few more to finish! Hopefully by the end of next week, I will be able to get everything sorted out! Thanks to everyone who has posted already!

I've started thinking about fabrics for the 9-Patch Swap, see Post below - all very exciting and some girls have started stitching already! I will kick off with the pink and send some of the blue to Chookyblue - both Judie Rothermal fabrics. Christine has asked that we work with reproduction fabrics or similar - to me this type of reproduction refers to fabrics 1800 - 1900, not necessarily from the Civil War Era - there are so many bright, rich colours that I love so much and I'll be using them!

Look what I discovered in our shed! My quilt rack, an antique ladder I bought at Mt Tamborine many years ago - I will have to find a spot in the house for it - I will load it with quilts and show you next time!
I'm off to experiment putting a knitted edge on my Angel Quilt - wish me luck! Happy day!

26 Lovely People said ...:

Valerie said...

I look so forward to seeing your quilts!

Fiesta said...

Lurline love the fabric you received and I have a quilt ladder just like that .

Christine said...

Yes Lurline I am thinking of fabrics from 1800 - 1900 and there are sure some wonderful colour and prints in those fabrics.

I too have a Ladder and it is full of quilts in my bedroom.

hugs
Christine

Erin said...

I Love the fabrics you have picked out - I just ordered some today from the fat quarter shop - they are more civil war era but still nice and bright! :)

West Michigan Quilter said...

Those Kaffe Fassett Kashmir fabrics are lovely. Wish I could touch them.

Janet said...

A Mr and Mrs perkins is going to be fun.
I'm looking forward to hitting the sewing room to do the nine patches too. What a great time we'll have with settings at the end of it.

Maree said...

Lots of Goodies to show...Love the ladder will look Great full of Your Gorgeous Quilts...lots of things on the go...
cheers

Julia said...

Mr and Mrs Perkins will look great in those fabrics..
I'm thinking about the nine patch swap too..can't wait to start on them, just a couple more days will do it.
Love the ladder idea...I want one too!

Shiree said...

hmmm, now a knitted edge to a quilt, that is a new idea, well to me anyway, I am really waiting to see the result of this. I just love the quilt ladder,
have fun! Shiree

Joy said...

Oooh, Lurline I love your fabrics ... let me know what day you're going to start Mrs Perkins and I'll try to stitch along with you :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Cardygirl said...

Started my 9 patch blocks today...some gorgeous ones to pick from! Love the ladder.

Kathie said...

I am going to make my nine patches this weekend, still haven't decided on the fabrics yet.
Lucky you look at all those beautiful fabrics you posted today :)
Kathie

Stina said...

Ohh.. I might end up making ninepatches too.. :o) Good luck with yours...

Chookyblue...... said...

oh Lurline you are just so kind to send me some fabric........so much appreciated.......
love the ladder.......

Mildred said...

I love the ladder to display your quilts on Lurline. Can't wait to see it!

Stephanie said...

I was looking for the Kaffe fabric in Amish Country. Not piece of Kaffe to be found! Great you got some. I have a quilt ladder Mr. Creations and the little creations made for me for Mother's Day 13 years ago. It's my most favorite gift.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

What beautiful fabrics! Your quilt ladder will look lovely covered with them!

MGM

~ Phyllis ~ said...

I love Kaffe's fabrics. Lucky you. The ladder will look lovely with your beautiful quilts on it.

Micki said...

I love the Kaffe fabric...How wonderful to receive such beautiful fabric in the mail!
Micki

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Mr and Mrs Perkins will be great in thoses fabrics! I love your choice for you 9 patch squares, and all the Happy Houses, just make me smile! I love your ladder and cannot wait to see it filled with all your quilts.

Cybele's patch said...

The fabrics are beautiful. Oh Lurline, that great ladder was hidden in your shed? Can't wait to see it loaded with quilts.
Jossie

Chocolate Cat said...

I just love those fabrics and your ladder, can't wait to see it all loaded up! I must have your wrong email address, I have houses ready to post but will need your address please and also a reminder as to how many houses we are sending.

Dzintra Ingrid said...

Maybe I will find a ladder if I look hard enough in the shed LOL!!! Looking forward to seeing the quilts on it Lurline ♥x

SueR said...

Migosh, you're a busy girl! Sounds like you're having lots of fun. Your Kaffe fabrics are pretty--so different from the big, bright, splashy prints I'm accustomed to seeing from Kaffe.

Myra said...

Great fabrics Lurline! Those giraffes are going to be adorable!!! That pattern is so cute! 8-)
The house blocks are wonderful, and what a great find in that ladder! Your quilts will look great hanging over that! 8-)
Happy stitchings!

Kristie said...

I just love those fabrics! I have the pink repro fabric to use as a border for my CWLL quilt! That reminds me....I really need to get back working on that quilt!
Kristie