Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Fun Mail Day!

Somedays I just love it when the mailman comes to the door!

Today I got two packages that I knew were coming but didn't have a firm date on so they were sort of a surprise.  First is a quilt I purchased on Ebay...I love the spiderweb design and I've started one a couple times but they are languishing in the UFO pile.

This quilt is circa 1930 and has a great collection of fabrics in it.  A very happy quilt.  And yes...more yellow!  (I have an appointment with my eye doctor next week and I'm going to ask him if my Optic Neuritis may have something to do with my new love of yellow?!)

This was a good ebay purchase...it is so much nicer in person than the photos the seller had on her posting.  Sometimes it works the other way....

Also my new Material Obsession Book arrived!  I love these.  The original deliver date was in August but had been moved up two times...thus the surprise arrival!

As for quilting...I've put the donation quilt aside for a few days.  Need to look at it with fresh eyes.  Tomorrow I'm bringing it to a small quilting group to make a final decision.  In the meantime I've sewn together some of the 2-inch squares that were left over from the applique and from the 2-inch bin to make a dancing/jumping 9-patch using Bonnie Hunter's directions.  I used a variety of gray scraps to make the sashing pieces..It is making up into a fun quilt.

10 comments:

Loris said...

Gorgeous spider web quilt and an even more gorgeous quilt model :-) I love that yellow too.
Nice work using up those scraps! This will be a great quilt!

Elaine M said...

Great Ebay purchase, lovely quilt. Love that you made your nines dance with different partners, very lively.

Freda Fields Alley said...

Indeed... a very fun mail day! Lots of lovelies to enjoy!

I'm liking your dancing 9-patches... such a fun quilt... so much to look at!

Marj said...

I ordered that same book, hope mine gets here soon. Love the spiderweb quilt too.

Janet O. said...

That spider web quilt was a wonderful find! And what luck that it was better than expected!!
Those scrappy little squares are so fun!
Does the summer heat make the optic neuritis worse?

Mary Ellen said...

My Katy Doughty book came yesterday. And, again today. Somehow I ordered it twice so now I have a copy to gift to one of my quilty friends. I love this book and see three or four right off the bat I want to make.

Nifty Quilts said...

Great spiderweb quilt acquisition! Love your scrappy one too. You will love that Kathy Doughty book. I couldn't wait for the US version.

regan said...

I love that new spiderweb quilt! It's so fresh and happy!

sewkalico said...

Wonderful mail day!! And such a fun quilt in progress too!

Merilyn said...

So nice to receive welcome parcels in the mail!! The Spiderweb quilt looks to be in quite good condition, I see that your little feline friend finds this new addition to her liking!!!
The 9-patch project sure packs a punch with colour, I love how vintage it looks, a true scrappy!!!!!