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Old 06-30-2009, 06:52 PM
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Ok, technically this wasn't in my mailbox, because I live on a Rural Route, and anything bigger than a few FQs or a CD doesn't get delivered, I have to go pick it up at the post office, BUT...

Here is what was in the big box of fabric that I picked up at the post office yesterday. I don't often have the money to buy fabric, so this was a *BIG* treat for me.

The batiks are for ME. I got paid $50 for writing an article for an anthology, and allowed myself to spend the whole $50 on fabric just for me, with no project in mind, just because it was pretty and I liked it. Since I ordered it, however, I have found the project that they might be for. How do you think they would look in an Australian Mariner's Compass block?

The four very bright prints are for a wedding present throw-sized quilt for friends of mine who are getting married in November. The blue, red/orange, and orange/brown are going to be a rail fence quilt, and the multicoloured little blocks are for the backing. I'm going to try to cut and piece the top for that quilt ASAP, because if I have any of the blue left over, I will use it for the Blue & Yellow Block Swap.

Of the three more muted fabrics, only the green came in yesterday's box - it was the final fabric I bought for a lap quilt I want to make for my husband's grandmother for Christmas - the other two came from the remainder rack at the fabric shop.

So now I have enough fabric to keep me busy until Christmas :)

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Old 06-30-2009, 07:02 PM
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Wow, pretty fabrics. I'm glad you treated yourself to these, and looking forward to seeing what you create from them.
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:07 PM
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Very Pretty ! And what fun to be able to get such great new fabrics :lol:
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:11 PM
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those are awesome
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:13 PM
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Ooooh, sew lovely to see what you gifted yourself with! WTG! :lol:
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:27 PM
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Jan-great fabrics---so nice of you to treat yourself---you deserve it!!!
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:33 PM
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Congratulations on your writing and your win. You sure know how to plan ahead. Great fabrics you have now. Get to work and give us a peek.
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:35 PM
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you lucky girl!!

i'm so glad you bought some stuff just for you. i'm sure you're just like me and very rarely buy for yourself or even make a quilt just for you.

the last quilt i made just for me was 3 years ago.
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:36 PM
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Awesome, both that you sold the article and that you spent the moolah on yourself! I just love fabric sprees!
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:38 PM
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Great looking fabrics, love the colors.
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