The Gift of Fabric & Pachanga Update

About a week ago a friend asked me if I would be interested in some fabric she had that she wasn’t and wouldn’t be using. She also had a Quilt ‘N Go Lap frame unused. My initial reaction was shipping fees. Was it worth sending or maybe just donating locally. Diane is in NY and I am in WA. No problem – she said. No problem – sure!

Boy was I surprised, blown away was more like it when the box arrived.

Back tracking a moment, I had been ordering ceramic patio table tiles. The box was so heavy and at first I was a bit confused. I thought the box contained tiles. Had I not received all the tiles and more arrived? My OH thought perhaps it was a replacement for returned broken tiles. No they had all been received. (yes I had forgotten the expected fabric box)

I was blessed by the fabric gods through my dear friend Diane. I have been thinking about our friendship. We met as young teens 56 years ago. We were next door neighbors growing up with a friendship that has stood the test of time.

On January 11th, 2021 I started Scrap Dance Pachanga Mystery Quilt Along

hosted by Carole ~ From My Carolina Home ~ https://frommycarolinahome.com/2021/01/08/scrap-dance-pachanga-mystery-quilt-along/

The idea is that this is a mystery and I have no idea what pattern I will be making. Who doesn’t love a great mystery? Twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. Carole will post a new direction for the construction of the quilt. No deviating or changing the directions 🙂

I haven’t posted my progress and thought it was time to show you how the construction is going. While most are machine stitching, I am staying true too may passion and hand piecing.

Above my original fabric choices

New instructions posted today and I am anxious to get started.

10 thoughts on “The Gift of Fabric & Pachanga Update

  1. claire93 March 12, 2021 / 7:54 pm

    what an amazingly generous gift from Diane!!!!

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    • Sharon March 12, 2021 / 10:18 pm

      I was so surprised and blessed!

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  2. wendysquilting March 14, 2021 / 2:28 am

    Wow what a lovely surprise that must have been and so kind of your friend. I am impressed with your hand stitching, I used to do a lot more hand work I should do more as it is relaxing 😊

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    • Sharon March 14, 2021 / 2:23 pm

      Diane was my fabric angel for sure 🙂 I also find hand stitching very relaxing and almost meditative at times!

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  3. Deb March 15, 2021 / 12:42 am

    How delicious… all that wonderful colorful fabric! 👏 I’m going to enjoy watching you use these.

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    • Sharon March 15, 2021 / 1:55 pm

      Thanks Deb…I don’t know where to begin, they are all so gorgeous!

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  4. Susan Nixon March 17, 2021 / 2:39 pm

    What wonderful fabrics and a beautiful life-long friendship!

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