I'm a new quilter
And I love fabric
If you know sewists... you know we like to see it.... touch it.... play with it..... hoard it :-)
Last week at my craft group meeting, I overheard one of the other ladies talking about a quilt she was making... with very small pieces... and she wanted each of the pieces to be a different fabric.
In case you are wondering - that is like having several hundred different colors and prints of fabric.
Anyway... since I have been sorting through my stash and making scrappy sorts of things this year.... I have lots of little pieces already cut and sorted by color.
Today I took my little bags of small pieces as a surprise so she go through them and take anything she can use.
As predicted, she was thrilled!
But what surprised me.... I had also mentioned to her in passing that I would like to learn the technique she was using. It is portable and done by hand but looked like something I could take with me and do with a minimum of fuss and clutter when I travel.
She had taken the time to write out detailed instructions and attached samples so I could figure it out on my own. Seriously - detailed like a lesson plan [or online video tutorial]
Now I am the one THRILLED! What a gift back - totally unplanned for by either of us!