The box was heavy! 22 pounds of quilty goodness resided within. I removed the packing and beheld such treasure:
|Be still my heart!!|
Hobbs Batting a few times, most recently in my Mum's quilt, Forever Flowers, this very batting, 80/20, and I just loved it, and she even commented about the lightness but warmth at the same time.
We got another package of batting too!
|A scarf? Just for me? My first publication of a quilt design used these three colours.😁|
|It goes perfect with my rain-resistant coat I was taking to Nashville! Like how did they know?!|
Okay it'll keep. I did not know they could batik rayon but like duh, it's a natural fibre so okay! I put a piece of coral I found during a pre-sunrise beach walk last year here, and two hand-painted stones by a local artist who walks that beach each day and purposely tosses them in front of beachcombers to find. Don't you love that? On the flip side of her little paintings she writes an inspirational word and her initials. The seaweed-looking shell is one I found, painted, or rather, etched by Mother Nature. I hope I will inspire some of you with what I do with this luscious piece.
I'm not done though!
I am so glad that I got to photograph these beautiful, rich colours on a hot humid day here in southwest Florida, a perfect backdrop to them. My mind is whirling with possibilities. Maybe I will be turning them into some of my designs drawn for the 30 Quilt Designs Challenge! Talk about inspiration on Instagram! We are feeding off each other and encouraging each other and I am so happy to be a part of such a talented group!
Again, I am so happy that I am not dreaming and this has really happened. Stay tuned for some upcoming creativity!
Quick note that that pink in the last photo reminds me of the Postcard from Sweden quilt along happening here beginning Feb. 14. Notice I've made us a page under the Quilt Alongs tab at the top of my blog. It's not too late to snag a kit from Mad About Patchwork if you are in Canada, especially, because Katy is offering my readers free shipping on any order over $50 with the code MMMQAL, one per customer. If you are a US resident you can snag a kit from Stitch Stash Diva. Tayva is also offering free shipping within the US! I know I know, I'm living up to my 'The Enabler' new nickname!