Happy Mail

The postman left a package on my front porch today:

Oh Happy Day! It’s from Victoria Findlay Wolfe, containing a pattern and ruler I ordered just a few days ago.

As a result of visiting Victoria’s shop on my recent trip to New York City (subject of my last post), I visited her website — and found something I really liked. Friends, there’s another kaleidoscope quilt in my future. It will be based on Victoria’s pattern Big Block Star:

When she says “big block,” she really means it: those star blocks are 41″ square. They’re made with the help of Victoria’s acrylic template/ruler, cleverly marked to aid in fussycutting the diamond shapes to create a kaleidoscope effect.

So. . . I have the pattern and I have the ruler. Guess what else I have? The fabric! I’ve been hanging on to this piece of Kaffe Fassett fabric for 10 years, just waiting for the right project to come along:

Ten years! How do I know that? Take a look at the selvage:

The design is called “Lake Blossoms.” There’s something about that particular combination of green, orange, and purple that calls to me.

I would love to jump right into Big Block Star but . . . duty calls. I’m prepping for a new class at the Pine Needle and have promised myself not to start anything new until preparations are completely wrapped up. Then there’s the matter of a few other Works-in-Progress that need some attention. I think I’ll set Victoria’s pattern out where I can see it every day to give myself a little extra incentive to finish those WIPs.




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7 Responses to Happy Mail

  1. Carol Stark says:

    Can’t wait to see that beautiful fabric made up!! Have fun….


  2. Diane says:

    Oh Nubs, the fabric is SO fantastic — full of the spring season! How you know to wait for the perfect quilt is, well, just your magic!!

  3. Julie-Anne O'Brien says:

    Hi. Just a suggestion but it is best not to put personal addresses on your blog. I can clearly see yours on the picture of the envelope. But then I’m in Australia, so no way I can turn up at your house! 🙂

  4. Vickie says:

    How lovely of you to save that beautiful fabric for this quilt. Get your other task done so you can start playing with this wonderful project. I really am amazed by Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s quilts.

  5. quiltcharette says:

    I love kaleidoscopes! And that fabric will be splendid. Looking forward to seeing what you make.

  6. Linda Dyer says:

    Love that fabric-can’t wait to see it in the design! And what’s that you say about a new class at Pine Needle?

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