Last year Sandi sent me some wool pieces from her great collection. I had really not worked with wool before except for some embellishing here and there. So when I started working with the carolers I was able to pull a few from Sandi's share stash. Thanks again Sandi. I've really loved using wool.
Belinda is another great friend. We have slightly different styles but similar senses of humor. She challenges me with her point of view. I was really surprised to see a package from my friend who has a great last name "Noel" - perfect for this time of year! Belinda sent me some Pendleton wool from her stash. I'm going to cut my last batch of carolers right away. It is really lovely.
I'm always so stunned by the beauty of Kaffe quilts from Belinda and Nedra and other friends. I have not made a Kaffe quilt yet but I told Belinda I want to make one in 2011. That is one of my New Year's Resolutions. So Belinda kindly shared some beautiful pieces from her stash to get me started. The color is just so amazing. I love the pieces. Thanks Belinda.
When we had our last Alpine Quilt meeting last month Janice remarked that in 100 years much of the fabric designed now won't really be classic or remembered. But Kaffe will stand the test of time and his fabric will be greatly admired as timeless. So I'm really excited to use these prints in my first Kaffe quilt. Belinda's advice was to ease in slowly and use a bit of my own fabric with the Kaffes. I see me using some plain fabric with these, which is another fabric type I want to use more of in 2011.
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