I’m not much of an on-line or over-the -phone shopper.  I like to go, see, feel and then make my decisions. So, hardly ever does the UPS guy show up with something for me.  No, it’s usually something from a hunting or fishing catalog that I retrieve when Brown shows up, but today the package looked like this:

That Moda tape was a dead giveaway that today the package was for me!  Not only that, it was going to be good!  Last week I requested not-yet-released Christmas fabrics for some new ideas that I’m working on for Spring Quilt Market in Salt Lake City, Utah. Moda and other fabric companies generously send us pattern designers fabric to make samples to show off their new collections.  This way, when shops are walking the show, they can see new ways to use the fabrics and hopefully buy more fabric and my patterns too.  Thanks Moda!!!

 Sweetwater had the perfect collection for a new quilt design that I dreamed up.

“Countdown to Christmas” is due out May, 2011. You can see the whole collection here.

It looks even better in person than it did on-line, and it feels great. That’s one of the reasons that I like to buy in person instead of on-line. I know, sometimes it can’t be helped, just sayin’…

Now I need to stop drooling and get back to what I was doing before I was interrupted by that knock on my door!  May will be here before I’m even ready.

I’ll keep you posted to this newest design as I get to working on it.

Until next time,

Susan

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