Anyone who has Mac anything knows you can have all your Apple devices synced up. Well, only if you have updated operating systems! We decided to update the desktop with the same operating system as the laptop and boy oh boy! Everything works. But there are things that don't work the way I want or am use to! It'll be fine, I know it will!
After computer chaos, I was certainly in the mood for surprises and goodness! The stars must have aligned when I popped in to Instagram a few days ago, just at the right time. The Fat Quarter Shop posted a flash sale on Aurifil thread boxes.
The deal was too good to pass up and after trying half a dozen times, I was able to get my screaming deal!
Could you resist?! Me either! The colors are bright and beautiful! I mean, rainbow heaven!
I also received my Cloud 9 Organic Cirrus Solids for the 2016 New Block Blog Hop. This will be my third year participating and as always, I look forward to creating a new block showcasing the sponsored fabric. Along with a block, there is a tutorial that goes with it.
There will be 60-ish blogs participating, each with a new block and tutorial. It's so much fun seeing all the creativity! The hosts are: Yvonne @Quilting Jet Girl, Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs and Stephanie @Late Night Quilter and, as always they put on a great event! And let me just say, the Cloud9 fabric is amazing!
Another fun surprise I received was 12 fat eights of Art Gallery Round Elements. Gorgeous, right?!
Afton @Quilting Mod threw down a challenge! Create a finished project using any or all of the fabric and blog about it. I couldn't resist the challenge and I've got ideas...lots of ideas!
It's been really nice getting new fabric! If it isn't for backing, I don't buy. (not usually!) I'm working on using what I have. It isn't easy, it isn't fun. But it has to be done!
Lastly, I was thrilled when I received an email with a picture of a quilt using my tutorial for Wonky Blocks. Usually I squeal like a school girl when I see that one of my patterns or tutorials has been used! This was no exception!
Sue who blogs @ Quilt Times, was kind enough to share her quilt with me. I love the colors! The quilting made it even more spectacular! She shared with me that this quilt will be making its way to South Africa soon! A charity quilt for the Zoe Project! I think this quilt will be forever loved and appreciated when it arrives to its new home! Thank you for sharing this with me Sue!