Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Good Mail Day

Don't you just love a good mail day? You know, when things like, oh, I don't know... fabric arrives!? Two such goodies came today. Lucky me!

The first was two spools of No. 8 Perle Cotton in Geranium Pink 956 purchased from Nakpunar. Seriously, if you need perle cotton, you can't go wrong shopping here. The customer service is outstanding and my package arrived in just a couple of days. Instant gratification. Love it!

I plan to use these beauties for the whole cloth quilting blogged about here, and as seen here on Anna Maria Horner's fantastic blog.

I think these colors are pretty stinkin' close to perfect for each other. Not bad for Internet color matching, right?

Also in the mail was my first Spoonflower order for the next Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild swap. (Trust me when I tell you I had a difficult time explaining to my husband as to why I needed to order more fabric when there are bolts and bolts in our house!)

I chose a throw-back nostalgic floral print called Nasturtiums by Annetuck. After searching and searching for the perfect print, I kept coming back to this one and knew it had to be mine. Something about it reminds me of a happy time.

I'm really looking forward to seeing what the other guild members chose for the swap and figuring out what I'll do with the rest of the yardage. Any ideas?


  1. Hi! I enjoyed your last podcast and like the idea of whole cloth quilting. You're right. There are some gorgeous fabrics that would be great with this. I really like the table topper you're working on too. Very nice! Thanks for sharing all your work.

  2. That's some seriously awesome perle cotton! If you are in the area, you should stop by the One Stop Shop Hop in Dayton, Ohio at the Hope Hotel and Conference Center. It's Friday, July 8th from 9-5 and Saturday, July 9th from 8-3. Hope to see you there! I'll be at the Heavenly Stitches booth, so make sure to stop by if you're around!


  3. @Mary Sarah - Thanks for your sweet comments! Have you ever tried whole-cloth quilting?

    @Skippity - I wasn't able to make the show. :-( How was it?