Oh and not just a few random bits of fabric. How about an entire quilt kit?!
It is all Kiwi flora and fauna themed prints – so pretty! And it was packaged beautifully too.
I thought it was so lovely that Mum went looking for a quilt shop (The Stitching Post in Arrowtown if you’re curious!) to buy something special for me. She even took photos of the quilt shop to show me hehe! There was one particular quilt kit she really wanted to get (super cute wallhanging) but unfortunately no kits were available. So she went with this sweet one.
I’m likely to change the pattern a little though (Mum’s suggestion – I’m not looking a gift horse in the mouth – weird saying). This one is just a little too busy for me.
As if this wasnt’ a massive gift in itself, she added in a sweet FQ and a half metre of gorgeous texty print.
The FQ features a Tui bird which Mum was quite taken with on her trip! So I might turn that one into a potholder or something for Mum. She didn’t buy many souvenirs for herself. Plus I get the fun of making something with it for her!
Pretty exciting souvenir gift if you ask me! Now to figure out what to make with all this lovely fabric
Oh and while talking about fabric kits… must mention, Christa from Christa Quilts (one of the And Sew On BoM sponsors) has a fab quiltalong starting on her blog on the 5th June. The feature fabric is Lizzy House’s Pearl Bracelets – hence the name “String of Pearls” for the QA. Not only a fab pattern, but Christa also has kits available for it with a 10% discount (code CQA2013) available til the end of June. Worth checking out!
Linking up with Sunday Stash over at Finding Fifth! (PS. Fiona has a giveaway happening – go link up and check it out!)