Thursday, August 31, 2017

August Sew Sampler Box!!

I don't know how Fat Quarter Shop does it, but somehow they just manage to make every Sew Sampler box a perfect combo of just what I needed at the time :)  This month's theme is Tropical Paradise and I was so in paradise when I opened my box and saw all of the incredible quilty goodness inside!!!  

A few days ago I was talking to my sister-in-law about colors for a baby quilt as she recently found out she was expecting a boy.  She loved the idea of sea blues and greens with some added oranges and maybe a touch of coral.   And so could have been more fortuitous when I opened my Sew Sampler box to find a bundle of Elizabeth Hartman's new Reef collection!!!! Perfect!!!!  And my SIL just loves the exclusive Chuckles pattern that came with the bundle, so I am all set for this new project!!!!   How perfect is that ;)  

And I am so excited about the notions in this month's box!!!  I have seen GE Design's Ruler Stickers before at classes but never remembered to pick them up once I left class.  They sure would have come in handy for marking my ruler to trim the blocks in my Tip Toe Through the Tulips Quilt  ;)   I am so excited to have them on hand now!!!  And I am excited for this YoYou Magnifier, which he has already run off as my husband used it yesterday to put his watch back together!!!  I am going to have to take that back before he thinks it is his ;)

And of course, I can never have enough Aurifil Thread and this beautiful variegated sea green is just so pretty!!!  I can't wait to sew with it ;)   And how adorable are those hand made woven labels!!!  They are going to go perfectly with my new custom Happy Quilting labels  I got last month :)    Seriously, this month's box was packed with some amazing quilting goodness and I can't wait to play with it all!!!! 

And last, but certainly not least, this month's Basket Block!!!   I love how this block turned out a little "softer" than some of the previous blocks.  I think that is mostly due to the background, but I sure love the variety it gives them.  It is going to be so fun to see these all come together ;)

And that is what I found in my August  Sew Sampler Box  . . . and boy did it make me smile!!!!  And I have to laugh, because as soon as I open the box, and see everything inside, I start getting antsy for the next month's box :)   Good thing time sure seems to be speeding up now that school has started.  Before I know it, my little blue box will be back on my doorstep again :)

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!!  I am off to cut out my Chuckles Quilt ;)  
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  1. Don't you just love it when a "plan" comes together that way?!? I know I do! Serious goodies in that box!!

  2. What fun! Boy, could I ever use those ruler stickers. I will have to get me some of those!

  3. I love the ruler stickers. Bought some for a friend.

  4. Sew Sampler is such fun to get every month. It's like having a birthday every month, and no calories from a birthday cake!


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