When the FedEx truck arrived at my home yesterday, the driver made me about the happiest person in the world! He delivered a box to my front porch from Marcus Fabrics in New York City. Me, ME getting this wonderful assortment of Judie's Album Quilt fabrics.
I wanted to roll around in it just like a puppy in four-leaf clover....four paws in the air and tail wagging!
After I finished drooling, fondling, folding and admiring, I got out the camera to take a picture of this fabric line that is so very much my style.
This fabric line will be available in quilt shops the beginning of November. Let me tell you, it will be worth the wait.
My plan is to re-make Emilie Elizabeth in the new fabrics. I think it is going to be gorgeous. I'm going to make it scrappier than the first version and try to incorporate most of the new fabrics. I've blocked weeks off of my calendar to devote to this quilt. My goal is to have it completed by Pacific International Quilt Festival the middle of October. Then I'll pack it up, and send it to Houston to be on display in the Marcus booth at Quilt Market. Could I be anymore excited? I don't think so. I have to remember to breathe slowly, and just concentrate on the task ahead one block at a time, and one section at a time. My sister Gail offered to help me. We will be creating together until this quilt is finished. I think I will task her with the basket blocks, the square in a square blocks, the double flying geese, and the corner blocks. Don't you think that sounds fair? If Gail learned how to applique, she would be making that too!
On another note, I'll be tearing myself away from this new fabric long enough to teach Patchwork Math tomorrow at Prairie Queens in San Jose. I think I have a couple more spots available if anyone is interested. This is my most popular class, and everyone learns a lot and has fun at the same time while becoming a quilting "mathalete" by the end of class.
I have to scoot and look at my fabric again. All I want to do is see what beautiful blocks and I can create with my new stash! I guess I should also make sure that everything is all ready for class tomorrow first.....then I can play....and play.....and play.......