It was four days into 2012 before I sewed a stitch, and within the week I've already added an item to my list for the year and foregone another.
So this box of awesome arrived, courtesy of some Christmas funds (thanks, Mom and Dad!) and the FQS "Blogger's Choice Bundle" thingamajig, over the course of which I encountered some gotta-have-its and oh-my-it's-on-sales. It started with that yellow cartoon print, destined to be tea towels for a couple that are perfectly depicted therein, and as it's not really worth the price of shipping to just purchase one yard, I decided to fill my stocking with gorgeous fabrics I'd never buy for myself otherwise. And, oh yes, all. on. sale.
I stalked the UPS site for days...
And inside there were yards...
And half yards...
And before they arrived, I saw the Sew. Happy. Quilt. Quilt-A-Long, giving me a perfect opportunity to put them to use immediately! So I've added this to my list, but I've dropped the hobbit cloak (thanks to a clearance item at Pier 1, I'm all set in that department).
Thus, week 1's blocks:
And the real thing:
I'm so excited about the rest of the quilt-a-long. It's so liberating to have holiday sewing behind me so I can work on things I love just because I love 'em.
And that's perfect, because my word for the year is LOVE. Hoping your 2012 has gotten off to just as lovely a start!