It's Fabric Friday

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A few weeks ago Michelle, otherwise known as Dresden Quilter, had a give-away on her blog. And I won! I received Michelle's package this week. The fabric is in my favorite colors reds, yellow and a touch of green. They are lovely. Thank you so much Michelle. Michelle has a great blog and I've been a reader for years. I have also been a long time (well in blog time) reader of Jodie at Ric Rac. In fact I won a give-away at Jodie's blog probably 2 years ago (a fabulous selvage scarf!). Anyway, I have been adoring Jodie's fabric teapot and teacup from afar. She recently came out with a pattern I purchased at her Etsy Shop. Isn't the pattern so cute. Jodie sent along a few treats with her pattern. Thanks so much Jodie! I love them all. I will be making the teacup and saucer as soon as I get a spare moment. The teapot will have to wait. At the end of next week I'm going south 5 hours to St. George to sew with my good friends and my sisters. I'm very excited. I'm going to be sewing with 2 of my own sisters plus Nedra, Lori, Rae Ann, Dawn, Sherri and maybe meet Glenna. Today I'm pulling fabric to take with me to make "Gypsy Kisses" with Nedra's help. I've been wanting to make this quilt for a while. I'm not a fan of foundation piecing but for this I'll do my best and take it on. We will also be making Lori's "Eat Cake". So I'm really excited to use the kit I got when I went to the American Quilting retreat. My finished product will not look like Lori's above, but hopefully it won't be too far off. I'm not great with embroidery. I hope the gals will help me.

-nanette
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That Girl said...

Wow, congrats! It looks like you have some fun sewing times ahead of you. Have a great weekend!

Jennifer :)

Sandi said...

Lovely fabrics you won and the pattern is so cute. But it's your sewing weekend with all those great blogging gals that really sounds fun! Can't wait to see photos of your adventure. Lori's "Eat Cake" pattern is so cute! Will be fun to see your version!

alobsiger said...

Fun new treasures! That teapot, cup and saucer -- oh my! May have to run over to Etsy. Good thing I live close. I've been wanting to get back to my Gypsy Kisses quilt. I was fondly reminded of it when I was finishing up the basket quilt (I started gypsy kisses in Kaffes and batiks and knew that my fabric project piles had co-mingled). I'm sure yours will look great! Sounds like you'll be surrounded by great helpers!

Simone de Klerk said...

I got myself the teapot pattern too! It is so cute. Hope to make it this weekend!

Darlene said...

Wonderful fabric from Michelle - she's such a sweetie!

Hey can I be your long lost sister and come to St George, too. :-)

Muddling Through said...

Nanette, you're the busiest person I know! But isn't it good to be able to go and to do what makes you happy! Have a good time.

Kim D. said...

Congrats on the win!! Oh, I love the teacup & teapot pattern, it's adorable. That eat cake pattern is too cute for words.. Have a good time sewing with your friends.

Rae Ann said...

You are one lucky girl! I am happy that you won that neat giveway.
I can't wait to be with you at the St George retreat next week. It will be fun to be with you and meet your sisters.

karenfae said...

have fun in St. George and it looks like you had some nice gifts from the give away that you won!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Pat said...

You have some great projects lined up. As for me, I really like paper-piecing....and I'm sure you will do just fine with that AND with the "cake" project embroidery.

Melanie said...

What pretty winnings. Love the cake applique idea.

Nedra said...

Does Glenda live here in So. Utah?? I have her Bees Knees pattern, but haven't made it yet.
I can hardly wait until next week! See you soon!

BLONDEDESIGN said...

Loads of goodies, I love goodies!
Have a great weekend, that sounds like heaven sewing with others!. Kx

julieQ said...

Congratulations on your win! Love the Eat Cake applique...I want to...eat cake! Weight watchers beckons, though...

madrekarin said...

Congratulations on winning such a super giveaway! Lovely stuff. Looks like you have lots of fun thinsg ahead. Oh, would you e-mail me your address? I have a little Off Kilter pettern for you. :)

michelle said...

How lucky am I to be one of Nanette's sisters that will be sewing with her next week. I'll even get to meet some of her fellow bloggers. It will be like meeting royalty for me. Can't wait to see you Nan.

Joy said...

Oh you're gonna have such fun in St. George!!! Would SO love to join you all :o). Great post Nanette, what gawjus fabrics too!!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Lori Holt said...

nanette...i'm looking forward to next week...we're gonna have a blast!
lori

Janet said...

What a lot of fun you're going to have at retreat, I can't wait to see your Gypsy Kisses started. The teapot pattern is so much fun.

Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh, look at all those goodies! I love the RicRac patterns -- I bought her robots and elephants for my grandma hope chest LOL!

Momoo said...

The teapot and cup look like a difficult project but I bet you'll do a great job. Have fun quilting with your sisters and friends.

Momoo said...

The teapot and cup look like a difficult project but I bet you'll do a great job. Have fun quilting with your sisters and friends.

Jackie said...

What great little goodies!! You always have way too much fun!! I can't wait to see the photos of all your projects side by side! How fun will that be?

Glenna at Hollyhock Quilts said...

Things are looking good! We're actually heading for Las Vegas tonight. Have a cousin to visit there. Will be heading to St. George probably on Tuesday. I'll give you a holler when we get there---

Micki said...

What lovely fabric and patterns! You will have so much fun with them all!
Micki

Carrie P. said...

Congrats and have a fab time.

Shari said...

It's so fun to get-a-way with good friends. I love the fabrics for the paper pieced quilt,can wait to see it. It's so funny.... quilters usually love or hate foundation paper piecing. i'm with you, it drives me batty. P.S. i loved all the comments regrd vacuums.

pratima said...

Congratulations! The fabrics are very pretty. The teapot is just adorable!!
Gypsy kisses is one of my most favorite patterns. I'm so excited to see your version. Happy stitching :)
What a fun trip with friends... Have a wonderful time sewing and sharing stories :)

Sherri said...

It's going to be so much fun next week! Love that teacup pattern and all of your fun fabric!

Dresden Quilter said...

I am so happy you won the fabric. It is so you, and I wil get the joy of seeing you make something from it. The tea cup pattern is so cute.Have fun on your quilting retreat.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love the EAT CAKE!! Soo cute. Lori's patterns are the best.
Love the fabrics you won and that pattern adorable.
have fun with the girls. Give Glenna a hug for me. I just love her.