In several cases, I worked off a color scheme I knew the recipient liked and just pulled some fun prints from my stash.
And in other cases, it was a bona fide fabric bundle. Patty from You Keep Me in Stitches had sent me this gorgeous bundle by Adorn It a few months ago.
I'd been admiring it and trying to decide on the perfect project to go with it. And then as I was trying to pull fabrics for a gift to my sister-in-law Candace, the ones I was finding in my stash just didn't seem right and the fabrics weren't meshing well. Fabrics for Candace needed the right mix of classic and classy. Every time I walked past this bundle, I just kept thinking it would be perfect for Candace.
Then I opened the bundle up to get a closer look at what was inside. I fell in love even more. (Okay...I'll be honest...I thought about keeping a few of the fat quarters for myself...but in the end, I just couldn't break up the bundle.) So off the fat quarters went to Candace...because it always more fun learning to sew when you have pretty fabrics to sew with. And being me...I had to throw in a little bundle of I-Spy Squares to making bean bags with.
And she also got a copy of Simple Sewing: 30 Fast and Easy Project for Beginners by Katie Lewis. (affiliate link)
And if you're looking for some pretty fabric for a gift...or as a gift to yourself, Patty at You Keep Me in Stitches has a great sale going on. You can use the code "newyear20" to get 20% off your entire order on both her You Keep Me in Stitches and Granma's Treasures stores through the end of January 2014. (They each have a different fabric selection so make sure to check out both.)
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Scroll - Holiday Frost from You Keep Me in Stitches
Modern Black and Gold Hexies Baby Quilt - Pieces by Polly
Lizzy House Pearl Bracelets - Quilt Sandwich Fabrics
|The Real Reason for the Season Print - From Prints of Peace|