Fabrics to Treasure

This week I received a package from Missouri Star Quilts which was more beautiful than could ever be depicted in an online catalog photo. It was digitally printed, which gives amazing realism. They are the Artisan Spirit line by Northcott.

The first is a panel, which is about twice the size I had expected.

I also purchased two 1-yard cuts of beautiful nebulas in the sky.

I have no idea what I will use them for. At this point I can’t even dream of cutting into them. They don’t go with any of my home decor. So I will just gaze at them in rapt worship.

My first Rainbow Scrap Challenge block for May is an 8-inch orange improv block. It’s so much fun sorting through all my scraps to piece these blocks.

Spring weather has finally arrived here in Wisconsin and I couldn’t be happier. I plan to make the most of it. I’m hoping I will get some Mother’s Day gift of plants for my deck pots Because my apartment faces north the selection is limited, but my favorites are impatiens and coleus.

I wish a happy Mother’s Day to each of you and your families. I will be spending the day with my daughter and her family. My granddaughter will be graduating from high school this year. She looked so beautiful in the gown she made for her senior prom. Sewing does run in our family, but so far I’m the only quilter. All of you online friends are my quilting family.

I’m linking up with Angela at http://superscrappy.blogspot.com/and Cynthia at http://quiltingismorefunthanhousework.blogspot.com/

14 thoughts on “Fabrics to Treasure

  1. Wow, those fabrics are gorgeous! I have one piece of Northcott digitally printed fabric and like you,can’t imagine cutting into it. I recently saw a little sign that said, “Buying fabric, hoarding fabric, and sewing fabric are three different hobbies!” You can safely hoard these pieces and just call it another rewarding hobby 🙂


  2. I think those digital prints are well worth just petting and admiring. We need those fabrics too, right?! Love that bright, happy orange block in all its scrappiness! Happy Mother’s Day to you, Paula. Enjoy your time with your family!


    1. Thanks, Diann. Last year I heard that there was a blight on impatiens but I bought some and didn’t have any problem. Maybe one or two of them got off to a bad start but the rest were fine.


    2. Digital prints are so amazing! And that butterfly and nebula fabric are just so gloriously saturated.. Who can blame you for just wanting to feast your eyes on them?!? Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you get the plants you want. My daughter in Seattle sent me a cute set of succulents that I’ve already set out in their new indoor home.


      1. Thanks, Cathy. My daughter did some grocery shopping for me today and it was delivered by my granddaughter Sarah and her friend and prom date, Tony, whom I just met he has invited Sarah to his senior prom at another high school next week. He seems like a nice young man going to study engineering I think. They apparently met in some advanced science seminar. She will be attending our local university of Wisconsin here in Madison, so she will not be halfway across the country for four years. I may get to see her now and then. Of course she will be living on campus. I am so very proud of her. She will do a double major in bio chemistry and computer science.


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