1. Great Designers. I am awe of people who design, quilts, fabrics, anything really. I'm not a creative person by nature, I'm so much more of a techie. So I rely on others to create things that I can adapt or copy. The quilting industry has some great designers and I've been lucky enough to test quilts for some of them. I'm currently testing a pattern called Grande Scrappy Tiles and I'm loving it. I would have had it finished if I wasn't sick on my days off last week. But as it is I'm about half way done. I love that the blocks are so big, and they go together so quickly. The pattern is by Meadow Mist Designs and I will let ya'll know when it is available. For now, here is a picture of two of the blocks I've finished and yes they do need to be ironed.
2. Colorful New Tools. I join the purple Olfa rotary cutter drop on Massdrop and got a pretty new rotary cutter. I admit fully that I have several cutters, I like to have one in all the different spots I use them, like beside my machine, at my desk, at my cutting table and on my ironing table. So getting one more wasn't a big deal for me and it was PURPLE. My favorite color is purple and I just couldn't resist. And it cuts through fabric like butter, probably because the blade is new.
3. Pretty Bundles of Fabric. I bought this bundle a while ago, with no real purpose other than it was pretty. I told myself I could use the light fabrics as backgrounds for my cross quilt, but I just can't make myself break up the set. I'm not sure what I will make with it, but for now it sits on my desk and makes me smile.
5. My Mom. She is gone now, but I will always be thankful for the love I received from her. She was one of a kind, and I am a better person for her being in my life. She taught me a lot, but not how to make gravy...old family joke. Sometime I wish I could spend one more day with her. Here is a scrap book page I did recently.
Well that is it for this week. I hope you have found lots of things to be thankful about this week. I'm not sure if the linkup at Quilting Jetgirl is still open, but if it is I will be linking up there. If not, this was really for my benefit more than anything.