A few weeks ago I sent out my blocks for the Feeling Fussy Fabric Swap. I then promptly forgot about it, remembered briefly after visiting the Flickr Group, and then forgot again. So you can imagine my surprise and delight when I saw an envelope with my own handwriting in my mailbox (self-addressed and all that goodness).
Well, the surprise was even better when I saw what was inside. I had one of those freak out happy moments [not meaning to offend...but in my world a moment like this means a lot of internal monologuing that starts with Holy and ends with ...it]. I immediately recognized the ten 5" squares as belonging to none other than the Feeling Fussy Fabric Swap's host Amy from Stitchery Dickory Dock!
I have grown to adore Amy since I began following her blog from the outset of the FFF Swap. Not only is she a mama of two young darling daughters like I am but she also happens to live in Denver, Colorado which (as some of you know) is where my family lives. I spend a lot of my time reading her blog wishing I was in Colorado and then leaving her comments about how jealous I am that I'm not! Aside from being a cool mom and Coloradan she also has amazing talent in her design choices and quilts...so if you haven't already checked out her site you are missing out.
Anyway, back to my fabric lust. I seriously feel like they were made for me! Here they are in all their glory.
And then here is me quickly raiding my stash to show you exactly how destined they were for me!!! (I know my mother is going to notice so I might as well get it out of the way, please excuse my lack of manicure, I've been busy!)
|My Prince Charming in Green. Perrr-fect! LOVE that green.|
|Hadn't decided what to do with this Kokka Woodland Biology but looks like it'll be fussy cut soon!|
|Birds. My Beloved Birds. And of course we know I have LOTS of bird prints...so how awesome is that?|
I think I have to start taking video when I open the mail because these days there is always some comment being made by the little peanut gallery. When I laid out the squares right out of the envelope Miss E gasped and exclaimed "oooooh bea-U-tiful Mommy" and then pointed and said "Birdcage, like in my room!" Oh, to live in a world of just Kokka.
Now I have ten 5" squares from Amy and I am thinking I could cut 6 more squares from my own stash to round it up to 16 to make a 16 square quilt. Then maybe do an off center square design? Or...maybe do monochromatic solid squares for each fussy cut. Oooh or maybe alternating squares with centers...hmmm...I don't know! I've never designed around fussy cuts before.
That said - any design ideas would be greatly appreciated. If you were me what would YOU do with this delectable stash of fussy cuts?
- rebecca lynne