More Fat Quarter Surprises

The fat quarter swap organized by Sew Mama Sew! is fabulous.  I look foward to the mail carrier roaring up the street in her little white van every afternoon, hoping that she will deliver another envelope containing a special surprise.  Today I got two (well, three actually).

From Laura in Parkville, Maryland I received “Mod Dots” by Patty Young for Michael Miller.  This modern print screams “cut me up and use me immediately.”  Laura prewashes all of her fabric and she was worried this fat quarter may have shrunk a little (doesn’t it kill you how honest and genuinely wonderful quilters are?) so she sent along this….
a little something extra.  Can’t you just see a quilt using the first piece on the front, and this one on the back?  I don’t know the name of this pattern, but when I finish typing this post I am going to find it online.  What a fabulous backing fabric.  Thank you, Laura!  I am going to enjoy using both of these.
No.  Wait.  There is more.  From Jayne in Fort Wayne, Indiana, I received
…this beautiful winter-themed fabric.  It is Hoffman California International Fabric, design #E8821.  I just love these birds.  The only problem with a fat quarter swap is — I want two yards of all of them!
Aren’t these birds sweet?  Thank you, Jayne!