Something for nothing is not typical nor is it expected, especially when it is a random gift from someone you do not even know. Random gifts are so lovely!
This block made with Denyse Schmidt and Robert Kaufman Kona solids was made based on the gift I received last week and I will have a tutorial up later this week!
I went to a local thrift shop last week looking for shirts for a new project ( that will happen someday) and the shop was not opened yet. They had vintage sewing machines sitting outside so I went to take a peek. I have a "thing" for orphaned machines and cannot help but look. There was an old Necchi, a Kenmore, A Singer Touch and Sew and a Brother that had all the attachments, case and manual. A guy came out and said I could have them for FREE!!!! I really do not NEED another machine and my family may leave me if I dare to bring another one in the house so I asked if there were other sewing items. He said yes, I whole bunch and I could have all of those for free too! Then he asked me to wait a minute to go get a key. He was not lying! There was a warehouse full to the gills with sewing fabrics, books, magazines, and crochet stuff thrown in for good measure. I looked through a couple elf the boxes and found something that made my heart skip a beat!
VINTAGE FABRICS! These are the real deal vintage fabrics that have all the saturation of color and whimsical patterns that only vintage has to offer!
There were bags inside of bags of them!
The blocks that were found in the bags had appliquéd stems so I decided to make my own with simple curved piecing.
I love the acorn!
More lovely fabrics!
The red is so vibrant!
There is more that I have not even had the chance to go through and other hand stitched blocks I have found! This sweet Dresden has given me an idea for another project! Aren't the colors divine!!!!
I did not leave the thrift shop without leaving a very large donation. It is a great organization that supports the local community and they gave me WAY more than just some fabric!