If you follow my Instagram Account, you know that I just got back from Sisters, Oregon, where I spent the most amazing week with The Stitchin’ Post‘s Quilters Affair and the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show! Keep checking for photos of that week on my IG feed; I will likely be posting them there for at least a couple of weeks!
Last month, the Fine folks at Culcita sent me a sample Subscription Box to share review and share with you. I posted one of my little time-lapse videos that I love to do on Instagram here. But I wanted to also just chat briefly about it here.
First, I LOVED the Orange and White box that housed the goods. It let you know from the very beginning that this was “happy mail” — as if you didn’t know this already – but even so, pretty cool to be reminded of that! And inside of the box, sage advice that it would be a pretty great container for gift giving. It also made me want to make many, many Flying Geese blocks right away. I refrained because I had other things to do, but don’t be surprised if you start seeing a lot of Flying Geese blocks showing up here!
Culcita’s tag line is “Get the latest fabrics from your fave designers – Automatic stash enhancement for die-hard fans of Tula Pink, Cotton+Steel, Alison Glass – and more!” I love that – Automatic Stash Enhancement — such accurate and clever phrasing!!
Before we get to the fabric, I wanted to touch briefly on two of the little extras in box.
First a fortune cookie that sadly was crushed, but tasted fine and had the best “fortune” ever — Wish for world peace. And time to sew. What wise words! 🙂
And then this cool little label! Love this, just hope I don’t lose it before I make something to attach it to!
There was also a fun little freebie pattern by Quilt Theory in the box – you can see a glimpse of it in the fabric pictures below.
And now onto the fabric – the heart of this box!
Seriously bright and Sunshine-y stuff, isn’t it?? Cute flowers and killer tonals.
Perfect for summery picnic accessories or placemats, right? Oh and those big ole’ painterly plaids – awesome accent to the florals.
I really love the touches of Coral worked into a lot of the prints!
Now, WHEN will I have time to work with these beauties? Probably this fall or winter! But then I can dream of spring again, right?
That’s it for now peeps, I have some yard work to get done before the sun starts baking. Even though my Melonoma scare was light and presently clear of any more signs, I have to be more diligent about staying out of the sun from 10-2 (more time to sew!) 🙂
Keep Sewing, Keep Happy,