I'll get to that in a moment... I promise.
I did want to give you a heads-up on something though... you know the word "abundance"? You know how it means a great or plentiful amount, profusion, copious supply, etc.
Well, it's simple... you're going to need lots and lots ~ an abundance ~ of this fabric.
Simple Abundance by Cotton Blossoms ~ Bonnie and Camille.
This is a pincushion ~ yes, a Tuffet ~ that my friend Judy made with the scraps/leftovers of a quilt she's made for something I'm working on. This fabric is absolutely yummy... as pretty as you think it is when you see it, it's even more wonderful when it's sewn up.
Camille has already made lots and lots of fabulous quilts with it, but seriously, even if you make everything she's made... you're still going to want more of this fabric. A lot isn't going to be enough.
To show you how awful I am, when I saw Judy's quilt and this little pincushion top, she offered to give me the remaining scraps. When I whined about wanting the Tuffet ~ yeah, it was definitely whining... can't lie to you about that ~ she said I could have the scraps or the pincushion.
"But, Judy... I want both"... more whining... seriously, I have no shame at all.
How crummy did I feel when she said I could have both? Not much. Which I have to say is even more embarassing than the whining. But since I have a lot to make up to Judy for ~ I have a bad habit of scaring Judy when I drive ~ I let her keep her Tuffet. (But shhh... don't tell Judy, but I'm thinking I may have to "appropriate" that pincushion one day soon since she's going to get to keep the quilt.)
Now about the "green thing"... while at Market, Camille and I spoke about getting several bloggy-types to go digging in their closets to pull out their very first quilts. You might remember that I've already shown a couple of mine.
Camille's suggestion ~ and it's a really good one... like that's a surprise ~ is to show a picture of our first quilt. Then show a picture of the project you just finished. It doesn't matter what it is ~ big quilt, small quilt, tote bag, apron, whatever! ~ it just has to be the very last thing you finished before you posted.
That's where my "green thing" comes in. Since I've already shown you my first couple of quilts, I will show you a quilt top that hasn't seen the light of day in about 10 years. And, trust me, I'm not sure the light of day is ready for it... and neither are you.
It's pea-soup green.
If you want to see it, you're going to have to pester Camille to show you her first quilt.