Sunday Stash – The Late Night Quilters Club Flying Fabric Box 2015

May 10, 2015

Hi there, and Happy Mother’s Day!  We had a busy, but wonderful day here.   A family brunch, a First Holy Communion party,  a trip to the book store, a stroll through the garden center, and baseball practice…all while dragging around the kids. If that’s not a full Mother’s Day, I don’t know what is.

Michelle mentioned on the phone earlier that she had a slightly more relaxing day of shopping while her husband and daughter planted flowers for her and cooked her a fancy dinner. (For those of you who have recently started following the blog, Michelle is my good friend and a contributor here.)

Hmmmm.  Interesting concept…Maybe I’ll re-think my plan for next year…

Anyway, if you are curious who won our big giveaway, stay tuned for Tuesday’s post where I will announce the winner of a free Longarm Quilting Gift Certificate from yours truly. I’m so grateful to those of you who read the blog regularly and leave comments and share ideas.  It’s the essence of what makes the quilting community so strong.

In the meantime, check out the Happy Mail that appeared in my mailbox as a part of the Late Night Quilter’s  Flying Fabric Box Swap.  My new friend Sarah sent me these 4 lovely fat quarters, along with an adorable handmade gift.  Sarah and I are part of the unique swap dreamed up by Late Night Quilter’s Club (click to join the group) member, Anna Veach.

Flying Fabric Box from The Late Night Quilters Club Facebook Group

The Flying Fabric Box is a mystery collection of fabric and a handmade gift that makes its way from person to person in the swap.  When you receive the box, you take out the fabric, make something with it, and send the box along to the next person with 4 new fat quarters and the gift you made.

Did you notice the first fat quarter in the picture? It’s a Texan’s fabric-dream come true!  In my favorite shades of sea green!  And how did Sarah know I’m a sucker for ombre and chevrons?

Here’s the cute zipper pouch Sarah made for me from her own stash (Sarah started this swap off, so she used her own fabric to make the first gift that would be sent on to me, the second person on the list). Sarah used the Open-Wide Zippered Pouch Tutorial by Noodlehead. I’d love to have 4 more, just like this one!

Airplane Bag By Sarah Jimenez Flying Fabric Box Late Night Quilters Club 2015

The pouch was perfectly made.  Let me tell you, this girl has skills!

And it will be a lovely addition to the gorgeous new purse I received from my mom for Mother’s Day.  I love to have multiple zipper pouches in my purse to keep my beautiful mess organized.

Thank you, Sarah, for a lovely gift and inspiring fabric.  I better get the kids to bed so I can finish up the little gifts I’ll be sending on to the next friend in the swap.

Zipper Pouch by Sarah Jimenez Flying Fabric Box Late Night Quilters 2015

Linking up with Molli Sparkles, Anything Goes Mondays, Monday Makers, Pink Doxies, and Patchwork Times.

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  • Reply Pieces to Patch May 10, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    I truly enjoy reading your blog. You are an inspiration to me.

  • Reply Little Black Cat Quilting May 10, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    What an awesome idea for a swap! Can’t wait to see what you made with that lovely fabric! 🙂 Happy Mother’s Day!

  • Reply quiltingjetgirl May 10, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    What a lovely pouch and grouping of fabrics! 🙂 Happy Mother’s Day.

  • Reply Julie Stocker May 11, 2015 at 7:02 am

    Lucky you! Such a cute zipper bag to receive, and fun fabric to work with, too. The little airplanes are just the perfect scale for the project.

    Julie @ Pink Doxies

  • Reply clumsykristel May 11, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    That ombre chevron is really neat.. I’ve never seen a print quite like that. The colours are gorgeous!

  • Reply Diana @ Red Delicious Life May 11, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    What a great swap! I saw it on the LNQ Club facebook group but I was way too late to jump on the bandwagon. Maybe another time!

  • Reply Cynthia Prater May 13, 2015 at 4:54 am

    That bag is too cute. Amazing fat quarter choices. I’m on prowl for mine to go in swap box. I have purchased many , now to choose.

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