Because of my computer issues I have not had a chance to visit or enter the give-aways for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 3. One day I did pop into Quilty Pleasures Blog to see a few of the blocks and was again amazed at the blocks show cased on the blog. I think I am a block addict!
Diane at Quiltmaker contacted me and said in honor of the 100 Blocks Volume 2 Challenge that I'm working on (completing all 100 blocks within a year), she would send me a copy of volume 3. I really appreciated Diane getting me a copy because as soon as they hit the stores I'd plan to go purchase my copy. When the package arrived in the mail, I was so excited. But wait, this package was heavier than a package containing one magazine. This is what was inside.
Included was the magazine AND 30 fat quarters from the American Jane collection by Moda. Here is a close up of the FQs.
Then upon closer inspection, I'm now thinking that Diane must have (1) been following me around in Paducah, KY last month or (2) she's been lurking in my home. In Paducah I purchased a yard each of two chicken prints by Timeless Treasures Fabrics.
I plan to use them to pull fabrics for these patterns which are part of a BOM quilt called A Country Journal by Maggie Walker Design. I've had these patterns for a long, long time and haven't done a thing with them. When I saw the fabrics in Paducah I thought maybe just purchasing a little fabric would motivate me to start the project. FYI - you can still purchase the patterns!
I really got a kick out of the kit Diane sent me. Now I have enough fabrics to re-do the entire kitchen with this theme. So, "thanks again Diane for such a wonderful surprise and well appreciated gift."