FFF and quilt blocks

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Even though I'm late posting today I'm still in time for Fabulous Fabric Friday. It has been a busy week and day.

Jane had a sale this week on fabric. I really like dots. Most of you should know that by now. The dots I've got planned for bindings. I love to bind in stripe or dot. They are cuter on Jane's web store than this picture. And these little vintage girls in Christmas dresses has been a fabric I've had my eye on for a while.

Does this look familiar to anyone? Anyone feel they've seen these blocks before? Well Jacquie was a little frustrated with this vintage table cloth project so she sent it to me! Isn't that great. I love the blocks and I'm not sure what I will make with them but I'm turning some ideas around in my head. Thanks Jacquie!!

Kim brought me her cottage blocks the other night and I missed her because I was getting my hair cut. Kim and I live fairly close but we don't run into each other very often. You know -work, family, life! Kim's blocks are beautiful. I love them.

I had some fun mail come this week, too. Cottage blocks are arriving all the time. It is exciting. These blocks are from Austria. Isn't that amazing. Some of us will have blocks from around the world. Sabine sent these darling blocks this week and I mistakenly wrote that they were Micki's blocks.

Melissa from cornbreadandbeansquilting blog mailed me her blocks this week too. They are really fabulous. I love them. It is so fun seeing all the different fabrics in the cottage blocks. Keep 'em coming girls!

Have a great weekend and I hope to have some fun things to show next week if I can get some sewing done.

-nanette

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Posh And Trendy said...

As soon as I saw those strawberry blocks I thought "vintage table cloth" LOL
Love them and I too love dots and stripes. I vote to use the red with white dot with the vintage look blocks. would be stunning.

Karen said...

I love the little girl print--just might have to get me some of that. I'm with you where dots and stripes, even small checks are concerned. The cottages are the best;)

Sherri said...

You always find the best fabrics! And I love polka dot bindings also!

Jackie said...

I love the fabric! Jacquie is great , I love the blocks. The Christmas blocks are coming in fast and furious and fabulous!!

Catherine said...

That fabric with the girls in Christmas dresses is fantastic!! I'll be looking for that at our Creativ Festival this weekend!
I love using stripes for bindings, the effect is so much fun. Haven't tried polka dots yet but now that I've got the idea in mind ...

LuAnn said...

I've wondered about dots for the binding. I'll have to give it a try. Those cottages are just great. I'll have to try a few soon.

jen duncan said...

Such sweet fabrics! And I totally agree with dots or stripes as a border. I still can't figure out how in the world I missed out on this house swap! darnit!

CJ said...

I like dots too. :) I have a thing for vintage table cloths too. But I have limited myself to owning only 3 of them. You should alert us of fabric sales BEFORE the fact!!! :D
You have so many cute cottages pouring in.

Eileen said...

Those strawberry tablecloth blocks are fabulous. I can't wait to see what you do with them. :-)
Thanks for showing all the new blocks coming in.. it is SO much fun!

Fiesta said...

I can't wait to see what people start creating with their cottages. they areall so lovely.

Stephanie said...

Lots of pretty cottages! How fun for you to get to look through them. I love the strawberry blocks. Well Jacquie couldn't have given them to a better person. I know you'll do something wonderful with them.

Lurline's Place said...

Love your little vintage girls and dots, too - I'm in the throes of dot collecting - unfortunately our $ is a bit prohibative at the moment to buy from the US - when I visited this time last year our $ was worth 93 Cents - now down to the high sixties!
Hugs - Lurline!

Nan said...

How I would love to receive such adorable blocks that someone didn't want! You are a lucky girl! I am loving the little girl print, too.
All the cottage blocks are just too cute. Everyone has done such a great job on them.

Mary said...

Hi Freda...just a quick question, can we embellish our Christmas Cottage Blocks? I know we can't put our names, cities on them, but can we put buttons(for door knobs, etc.) on them. Thanks, Mary
coolmommary@fastmail.fm

Sandi said...

Nanette,
I love the little girls in Christmas dresses. Is that a current fabric? Would love to find some of it if it is. Your mail man (or lady) must be very busy these days delivering so many packages. What fun!!

jacquie said...

i know those blocks are in good hands. i love dots too...i need to check out jane's store. thanks!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

The fabric is cute, and the house blocks look wonderful.

yellowfarmhouse said...

You always have such great fabric. How come I never come across fun textiles like you - I must be looking in the wrong place, LOL.

Hugs - Karen

amandajean said...

I love dots, too! and they are perfect for binding.

how sweet of jacquie to send you her quilt blocks. sometimes that is the best solution, to send them away for someone else to use. (i have a few star blocks that I am considering doing that with, too.)

Lily Boot said...

In a stitchy world, there is nothing more lovely than a good polka-dot. And my mum came home on saturday with a yard of that gorgeous vintage christmas dolly fabric! What are you going to do with your piece? I haven't had any thoughts for mine yet - I'll have to sleep on it. :-)