Thursday, August 11, 2011

Good Things Come in Small Packages…

Feast your eyes on these little packages…are they not the sweetest , most adorable little baskets…

image If you hurry over to ABC you can catch Brandie’s tutorial on how to make this lovely quilt!!  Brandie used two charm packs of Collection For a Cause- Faith to make this quilt…Just LOOK AT IT!!  I love the pinks and reds and browns…and look at her quilting…scallops in the beige background fabric!  Love the whole TOTAL PACKAGE!

I quickly rummage around in my pre-cut bin and low and behold…guess what I found…YUP, two packages of Collection For a Cause- Faith!!  It was meant to be…they have been there for awhile…waiting…!! (I am SUCH a copy cat…but I don’t care…I LOVE this quilt!!)P1150041-1

So guess what I did yesterday…? :o) I cut the fabric into little triangles and strips…all ready for stitching….   Hurry over to ABC and check out Brandie’s tutorial…next lesson is on Tuesday!!  Be there or be square!

Speaking of Small Packages…look what I found in my mailbox yesterday!!

Yup…I have been waiting and waiting for this package…P1150035

I had almost given up hope of it EVER arriving!  What was inside you ask…?

P1150036-1  This book, “Pick Four~ Easy Fabric Choices for Great Quilts” and it was sent to me compliments of Sue Abrey….


…BUT we know her as Quilt Sue (from Quilt Time Blog)!!  Here’s proof…right here on the back page!!  Sure LOOKS like Quilt Sue!!  Yes, our very own Quilt Sue has written a book and got herself FAMOUS!!  Not only is our Sue a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, quilter, blogster but now she can add AUTHOR to that list!! 

Quilt Sue, we are SEW PROUD OF YOU!!



Quilt Sue is going to be having a Blog Hop to promote her new book later this month…and I am honoured to be one of the blogs that you will be hopping to!!  So now it’s my turn to hop to it and prepare for the masses…order the balloons and confetti…call the caterers…contact the band..see if Michael Buble will be in town…Oh…we are going to have fun!

So good things really do come in small packages……with the except of my middle daughter, Maggie..born 29 years ago today at a whopping 10 lbs!!  Yowzers!  Some REALLY GREAT packages do come a little lot bigger than others!!  Have a wonderful birthday, Mags!!xo

Have a Thrilling Thursday and Happy Quilting!~P


  1. Your are so inspiring! I just love your website. It is always a first visit in the a.m. Thank you! Do you ever sleep?

  2. NO! I do NOT need another basket quilt. I am not looking. la la la la la la I can't hear you! Nope, not gonna do it. well, just a little peek can't hurt, can it? Lucky you to get Sue's book! And we can say we knew her back when.

  3. OMG, that's a sweet quilt - I need to go take a look at the tutorial.

    Sue's books looks wonderful - can't wait for the blog hop.

  4. That basket quilt sure is cute. Thanks for making a post about it.

  5. Just checked out the tutorial at ABC for the basket quilt and Brandie sure makes it look easy. The quilt is so sweet and luckily for me, I have two charm packs of Strawberry Fields waiting patiently for just the right project. Congrats to you for being chosen for Sue's blog hop. I'll be looking forward to it.

  6. Okay, I'd love to have this pattern but what is ABC? Sorry - can't think this morning. Three grandchildren for a week - explanation enough? :) blessings, marlene

  7. cool post this morning. Wow you are going to be part of a hop - very exciting. I can't wait. Want to come for lunch next week?

  8. Oh I love those little baskets!!! So cute!!! I can't wait to see what you will share for the pick four blog hop!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  9. Wow, my quilt looks better on your site than when I posted it! I love how you make it seem so exciting. Can't wait to see what you make from Sue's book. I also had no idea she was Quilt Sue, now I'm star struck!

  10. you are so 'excited this morning' I can feel the enthusiasm!! wish I as for Maggie!!..a very happy 29th birthday to your beautiful daughter!!!..10 pounds..ouchie!..Carlie was just 5 pounds nine ounces!!..and that hurt! I can just well imagine!!

  11. I just love Brandie's quilt too! :-)
    Happy birthday to your DD! Our youngest DS was 9 pounds and four 'ouches'. ;-) Have a happy day!

  12. Sue's book looks wonderful. Can't wait for the Blog Hop!

  13. Thank you for the link to Brandie's baskets. For some time now I have been dreaming of making a basket quilt but had not got around to sourcing a pattern...this is perfect. Wow, Sue's book looks interesting just by the cover quilt, looking forward to more being revealed. Happy birthday to your DD, our biggest was 9lb 4oz.

  14. Yikes, 10#...I hurt just thinking of that! Happy Birthday, Maggie! Congratulations, Sue....look forward to the blog hop.

  15. Happy Birthday Maggie...
    Congrats on the blog hop, Paulette
    and congrats on the win of something...can't remember which blog I saw it on :)

  16. That basket quilt is wonderful! WOW!

  17. 10lbs???? Ouch. Happy birthday to her anyway.

    I love the fabrics you're going to use for your baskets.