Sunday, January 10, 2010

Dolce Arrived!

Dolce arrived on Friday! Wow, that was fast! It shipped on Wednesday and arrived (USPS Priority Mail) on Friday. Each collection came attractively packaged together in a zip-lock plastic bag, and was labeled with the colorway name.
The fabrics are folded so that you can see each one in the package, and all the edges are pinked. Aren't they beautiful? I love it even more than the pictures online! I will definitely be ordering from the Fat Quarter Shop again!

I cannot wait to cut into these! I'll be making a Bento Box quilt, but I need to get my hands on some suitable white on white fabric for the contrast first. Stay tuned for this project coming (hopefully) soon.
In the meantime, it is still much too cold to go outside and take photos of any recently completed projects, but the weather is supposed to warm up this week, so keep your fingers crossed for me.
While I wait to thaw out, I've decided to drag out some UFOs and hopefully get them finished. The first one up is this, Kitty Mittens by Ellen McCarn:

I appologize for the crooked photo, but you get the idea. I already started this little picture smocked plate a while back. I don't remember exactly when.

Looks like the Princess and I decided to change it up a bit and smock three girl kitties instead of two girls and one boy. You can see I've already started smocking a girl kitty in a pink dress in the center. I think I had planned to put this into a light pink corduroy jumper. I'll have to check and see how much fabric I have on hand. There may not be enough for the Princess, and she may think this is too baby-ish for her now. In which case, I have a cute little niece that would look adorable in this.

Let's see if I can get this little plate smocked by the end of January...


Marsha said...

Nice start on the picture smocking! We just had a SAGA meeting tonight and our program was picture smocking--what a coincidence!

Shannon said...

You are probably getting bored with my "cute" CUTE comments or "fabulous", but I must say it again.... So awesome!!

Marybeth said...

How adorable... That fabric is really pretty - can't wait to see your quilt!

Eugenia said...

That fabric you have got is really pretty - you're going to be making some wonderful quilts!

Karen said...

Your smocking is very nice! I learned to smock at Children's Corner in Nashville many years ago. I smocked a crab plate that is very similar to the one that you are working on. Best wishes for finishing and enjoying!