Cutting into Fandango (Moda)

Don't forget... today is the last day to enter my giveaway for a little fabric birdie -- the post is here and entry is a quick comment that mentions a happy thought; go go go!! 

The winner will be announced later this evening!

There is something weepy eyed about cutting into your first ever jellyroll.  I have had this lovely cheerful fabric roll sitting on my desk for a few weeks now. 

I pet her.  I talk to her.  I tell her she will make a beautiful quilt some day.  I have even used her as a prop in some of my photos.

But it was time.

Time to tug on that ribbon and unroll this beauty so that I could begin plotting for what I would turn her into.  Now that Christmas gifties are made and wrapped and my sewing table is somewhat returned to a cleaner state.

This feels a bit like a strip tease, doesn't it?

Fandango, your fun and festive.  I am so inspired by your prints and wild wonderful bold colors!

The ribbon is off!

She begins to untwirl.  More and more prints are beginning to show!

I still have no clue which is my favorite of the bunch... they all have such lovely cheery qualities!!

All laid out on my ironing board for planning!

I do have a plan in mind.  I have begun cutting.  I should have my first block assembled tonight.  I am aiming for a large twin sized quilt.  I'm not going to say another word... but you can expect to see more of Ms. Fandango in the very near future!

I also got a really cool package in the mail yesterday from the lovely Happy Cottage Quilter.  I found the Happy Cottage a few weeks ago and knew I would want to see more so I quickly added her to my RSS feed and followed her. 

And what do you know.. I was her 400th follower.  Yes, the big 4-0-0!!  

Just look at this amazing package she sent in thanks!  A pretty hand written card...

A book that is already teaching me so many fun ways to use the insane amount of fat quarters I have collected recently.

Just look at this project  you can see why I am really going to enjoy diving in and picking out a project to try!  Looks a bit like a wiggle worm quilt!

And there's more! I know I felt like I was opening such a treat!  Fabrics!!  Bold, girly, rock my pants fabrics!!  Now you know what is sitting on my desk getting the pets in place of Ms. Fandango!

That little bird makes my day and how pretty is that white on green print?  So much fun!!  Thank you very much Happy Cottage; I look forward to reading your posts and getting to know you!

Hope you are having a great day and up to your elbows in projects that make you smile!


monika@mysweetprairie.ca said...

sweet! Love the strip tease. (I didn't mean it that way...)

400th prize, what a great idea!

love your happy blog muchly,

Diane said...

Great prize... it pays to be the 400th :) Can't wait to see what that roll grows up to be!

Jocelyn said...

So glad you are enjoying your prize. I look forward to seeing what you create ;-)

Lee said...

I know, it's tough to cut into those pre-cuts, isn't it? You don't want to waste an inch - it's a lot of pressure! : ) Fandango is such a gorgeous line, I'm sure you'll make something incredible out of it!

Thanks for linking up with WIP Wednesday! Come back next week!

Melanie said...

It's so funny I have a hard time breaking into my pre-cuts too! Can't wait to see what you make with your jelly roll, Fandango is so pretty!

Jim said...

Yes, Christie, please show us what you make. And please find a little blue so I can get linked to your post! :)

Happy MidWeek Blues,

Unknown said...

I know it is soooo hard to unwrap those jellyrolls....they are so pretty on their on. :)

Suburban Girl said...

You make me want to go get a sewing machine...but it would probably just collect dust. ;(

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