Quilt Swag!

 My birthday was this past weekend, so I didn't do much sewing.  But, I received a lot of quilty and sewing stuff by coincidence, which is kind of like birthday presents that the universe arranged.  Whatever, it made me happy.

At the Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild meeting, we got our Riley Blake fat quarters for the MQG Challenge.  I've been staring at them and not getting any great ideas.  So I guess I'll just stare some more.

And I won that little pack of Aurifil from a giveaway on a fellow guilder's blog, During Quiet Time.  I've been using a spool of hot pink Aurifil that I received in the gift bag at QuiltCon and love the super bright colors.  I top stitch with it, even though it's not top stitch weight because color is so vivid.   And now I have a bunch more colors to use.  Thanks Amy!

We also had a great demonstration of all the fun stuff you can do with some of the Thermoweb products.  And of course we came home with a bunch too.  I've been using the fusible fleece in my bags, and can't wait to try the other fusibles with some applique.

And I took home two more Quilts for Boston to quilt.  These are so much fun to do, because the squares are all different and the Boston Modern Quilt Guild packages up everything you'll need, so I don't have to cut batting, piece the backing, or sew together the binding.  And, they included these cute labels in this round, so now I have to figure out how you attach that.

Last, but not least, my package arrived from the Fat Quarter Blender Swap!  I forgot what colors I said I needed, but these are perfect.  I was eyeing the number and chick prints on the Flickr page and was hoping it was coming to me.  And the goodies that I got with it are awesome.  I can never have too many zippers, and that ruler is frosted and the dash marks are really skinny!  I hate the chunky dashes on some of my current rulers because then you have to remember whether you're measuring from the center or edge of the dash, and then things turn out just off enough to make you frustrated.  Thanks Partner!!