Well how's this for a little bit of awesome?
I won a scrap pack from Fabricworm for participating in the And Sew On Paper Piecing BOM over at Quite Play.
Yes! Just for trying my hand at paper piecing I won a prize. I have to say, it does encourage me to keep trying paper piecing.
SO. . .guess what arrived in the mail yesterday.
My scrap pack!
Time to show off the goodness.
The colors are much nicer in person (of course). I think I have some of the print on the left (big flowers) in another colorway. The pattern looks familiar. Either way, I like it so it's welcome in my stash. The middle fabric is a great gray shade and I love the flower print (the flowers are just a bit funky, and I like funky). The right side fabric is polka dots and I'll never turn away a polka dot.
These three match each other a bit. The top one is a brighter blue, the middle is a more muted blue/green and the bottom one. . .LOVE IT. I really like wood grain prints and this one is extra fun since it's boards. It's a muted blue.
But the best of the bunch is. . .
Really, I said "YES!" when I saw it. I have wanted some of the Saltwater Octopus print ever since it first came out but I couldn't justify buying it without having a project for it. Ok, a "real" project (buying fabric just to get a bit to put in my postage stamp quilt is nutty, especially given how much fabric I already have in my hoard). AND, it's the colorway I like the most, the green.
All of the pieces are very generous, some might even be half yard (or damn close). A great quality scrap pack. If I was in the market to buy a scrap pack, this one would have been a great buy (especially if you could get it on a discount--I always like a good sale). It was packaged nicely, too. Tied with twine and packed in a zipper bag. I LOVE those zipper bags.
I feel like I've been rewarded not only for trying new things (paper piecing) but also for sticking to my "fabric diet". I can't wait to add this new bunch of fabrics to my postage stamp quilt.
Speaking of, I need to plan a major cut-a-thon. These new additions really have my rotary cutter hand itching!