I then spent a happy time trawling through lists of fabrics and trying to maximize the amount of fabric I could buy for $50. I was paying for the postage from the USA to the UK so wanted to buy fabric that would completely fill the mail envelope. It took a few emails back and forth because several times other customers had chosen the fabrics I had requested and I had to choose again. However I spent my money, adding just a little bit extra of my own and then waited for the parcel to arrive. It came really quickly - mailed last Friday and received yesterday, Tuesday.
And here it is:
And these are the fabrics I chose:
Several Pearl Bracelets and also a selection of Amy Butler fabrics. Aren't they gorgeous?
I have admired Pearl Bracelets for so long on so many Flickr and Pintrest photos but never owned any until yesterday. I am a fan of Amy Butler designs and have bought and used several of her designs, including the Full Moon Polka Dots one in Caramel which I chose for my bundle. It's quite an unusual colour but works well with the variety of pink fabrics I have paired it with in the past.
I made a baby quilt I called Emerging Butterflies.
Here the caramel fabric makes a striking border:
I made a pieced backing for this quilt and used a large piece of the Caramel Polka Dots down the centre and also for the binding. I love a spotty binding - a tip I picked up several years ago reading Rita's blog!
The backing and binding:
I am delighted to have another yard of this useful and pretty fabric in my stash.
So, thank you Rita and Kimberley for this great Giveaway. I will enjoy adding the fabrics to my stash and using them all in the months to come.