Sunday, February 8, 2015

I’m RARING to Go, Thanks to Kathy!

Yup, I can’t wait to start the “Where the Cows Come Home” Sew A-Long, thanks to Kathy Cardiff! 

If you remember, Kathy Cardiff and her daughter, Taylor, are the designers of this magnificent quilt…seen here on my last year’s visit to the Country Loft Quilt Shop in LaMesa, CA!  IMG_0310

As soon as I laid eyes on this quilt I KNEW I would be making her!  Seeing her at the Loft was so awe inspiring…I swear, MUSIC played when we met for the first time!

OK…fast forward to last week…when I bumped into Kathy over at Primitive Gatherings’ CA Quilt Shop on their opening day.  It was so great to finally meet her and of course we talked about how excited we both were about the Sew-A-Long, which will start APRIL 1st right here!  (I will be home by then and eager to get out of yard work and housework!!  :o))  You may remember that I wrote about  the Quilt-A-Long HERE!

So for over a month now I have been gathering supplies to make “Where the Cows Come Home’…but having difficulty finding mustard coloured yarn dyed fabrics (Diamond Textiles) in all the shops.  The gold/mustard colour provides the wheat fields in the barn quilt.  I told Kathy my dilemma and I also confessed that I hadn’t gone on-line YET…that it was way more fun going to the Quilt Shops with a purpose!  

Kathy said to look no further…she would send me a bundle!  She took down my address and before I knew it…LOOK WHAT ARRIVED IN THE MAIL!  Be still my heart!  (Please excuse my mess…yes, I was sewing when Mr. Postman came knocking!!)


And inside…the loveliest Diamond Textiles EVER!  Come to MAMA!


And look what’s in the middle…the yummiest, golden mustard colour of wheat fields!!




Just LOOK at the bundle up against the barn block…


And HERE….


And LOOK at the WHITE fabric on top…I forgot about the WHITE fabric needed for the SNOW!   Yowzers, I love this sweet bundle!!


And the Cottage At Carndiff Farm ribbon is going on my quilt label!!  Now won’t that be SWEET!


THANK YOU, Kathy, the bundle is PERFECTLY PERFECT! 


Now I have another slight problem…how can I possible wait until APRIL FIRST to cut into these delicious fabrics?

But WAIT I will…I need a group of barn loving quilters to join in the FUN!  What about YOU?  Are you gathering up your supplies?  Have you got YOUR BOOK?  Have you found your perfect wheat coloured fabrics?  Come on, you can’t wait for the cow to come home…you got to get out and do it!  What are you waiting for?  Come April 1st we have some barns to build!!

Thanks again, Kathy!!  You are the very BEST!! 

Have a SUNNY Sunday and Happy Quilting!~P


  1. Ooooooo my Goodness!!!! you are 1 LUCKY LADY!! I would totally do this with you if I had not done it already. Actually I just finished putting the binding on last night. Gonna post a picture today. You will have so much fun!

  2. That fabric is Perfect! Love, love, love the barns! I really should make this quilt...I live in Wisconsin. I have my eye on another quilt...soooo many wonderful quilts to make sooo little time.I can't wait until you show off your quilt.
    Enjoy your day,

  3. What a wonderful friend you have made...and it is sooooo tempting...but that was your intent...right?!

  4. A lovely bundle indeed. And so perfect for your barn quilt. I'll be watching your progress come April. But first, you'll have to drool a little more over this bundle.

  5. Lovely, so happy for you. I love the quilt but this is my year to finish.. Hah! Keep us posted

  6. Such a lovely bundle of joy. Your barn quilt is going to be outstanding.

  7. Looks wonderful, should be a lot of fun

  8. Such a wonderful gift of lovely fabrics! You are on a roll with this lovely quilt! I love all the textures of your bundle!

  9. You sound like a lady with a plan.

  10. That is going to be beautiful in the barn quilts, can't wait to see your blocks.


  11. Way to be in the right place to meet her and visit. She was so kind to send along the FQ Bundle! Lucky girl you!

  12. What a sweet gesture for her to make! blessings, marlene

  13. I have a feeling you may not be able to wait. What a generous gift. You might as well get started :0)

  14. You have got to be one of the luckiest people I know!! Very cool fabrics!

  15. Quilters are a really nice bunch of people. The fabrics you received are gorgeous with a capital G! I'm looking forward to following your progress on the barn blocks!