Don't you love fun surprises in the mail? I always hold out hope that there will something fun in the mail and that happened twice this week!
First up, Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr, from Modern Quilt Studio sent me a copy of their new magazine Modern Quilts Illustrated to peruse. It's not your typical magazine. It's shorter than I expected but that is because there aren't any ads. You get a lovely glossy mag with three full-color, illustrated quilt patterns. There are also cutting tips and color pallete information.
The patterns are quite adaptable but if you wanted to use the same fabric as pictured, you can order kits from Modern Quilt Studio. I love that they've got step-by-step illustrated directions. I'm so visual that I do much better when I can see what I am doing rather than trying to figure it out from a paragraph of directions.
I'm looking forward to trying out one of these quilts sometime and think the simplicity of the Stacks design is calling me. Thanks Modern Quilt Studio for sending me this copy!
What do you think of a magazine like this- sans ads?
My other fun mailbox surprise happened yesterday and I could hardly believe my eyes when I spied a little package inside.
Once I saw that it was from Japan, I squealed with delight because I only have one friend in Japan and yes, sure enough, wonderful Ayumi sent me a darling little gift.
She is uber talented- I know you have to be familiar with her amazing work but Ayumi is also one of the sweetest, most kind-hearted people I've met in the online quilting world. She is just so supportive and generous. I feel so honored to call her my friend.
Ayumi sent me all of these darling goodies! She hand-carved this ADORABLE little iron stamp for me- complete with ELQ for Ellison Lane Quilts! I am amazed at her skills and so, so flattered that she would make something so special for me. I can't wait to use it.
Look at the precious little bag it comes with too!
And the pincushion! How cute is that? Don't you love the fussy cut text fabric? Ayumi has such an eye for fabric placement. She always picks the perfect combination for the perfect place. If you are as smitten with text fabric as I am, you can pick up some in Ayumi's shop.
The pincushion is adorable and will be something I treasure always. Thank you Ayumi!
Indeed, it was a stellar mailbox week. Hope your week was just as great!
Have a great Sunday.