Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Remember way back when Mary blogged about not winning the chicken wall hanging pattern on Ebay?  I think she told you that Marsha had alerted her to the pattern and Mary, in turn, alerted me to what was posted because there were several redwork patterns up for bid as well.  (And everyone knows how much I like that!)  Well, I didn't win the patterns I wanted, but I did win a Sunbonnet Sue "tweener" (isn't that what they call 11-13 year olds now?) applique pattern.  It is really cute.  The dresses and bonnets are appliqued and the details are embroidered.  One Sue plays with a puppy, another is holding a watering can, you get the idea.  Unfortunately, I put the pattern away so I wouldn't lose it and then "lost" where "away" was, so I can't show you the cover.  Sigh...

In any case, for some reason I kept an eye on that particular vendor, and she (I am assuming it is a she) put up some more items.  I placed the asking bid on this embroidery pattern.  I think they look like the Campbell Soup kids.

Not too bad for $2.99, huh?  (Though God knows I don't need any more transfer patterns. I think it's a sickness, really I do.)

Among the other items up for bid, 3 caught my eye described variously as 6x6 inch Asian prints, 50 or 40+ or 49+ pieces and the asking bid was $7.99.  There was one bid on the 50 piece package.  I was pretty sure I knew what was being offered and bid on the other two.  There were no other bids and I won!   The package arrived yesterday.  Here is a sample:

I must tell you that I am thrilled.  These are exactly what I thought they were.  There are at least 90 6x6 inch squares and they are all different fabrics (well, there are 3 or 4 that have a twin) and all Asian prints.  I have some Asian print yardage that I have been accumulating, hoping to have enough to make a quilt someday (the fabric is really expensive).  I think I may have enough now, don't you?



  1. They do look like Campbell's soup kids!! Great finds! I would certainly say that you have enough fabric for a quilt- its going to be stunning! :) Christine

  2. That is a great embroidery pattern and the Asian prints are beautiful. Can't wait to see what you do with them. Those are some great finds and congrats on winning them!

  3. Lucky you! Those fabrics are gorgeous, and I can't wait to see your embroidered applique work from that cute pattern! I need to check out E-bay! ---"Love"

  4. The embroidered kids are too cute. What will you make with the asian fabrics? They're all beautiful, so it's bound to be goergous!

  5. Oooooh! Your fabrics are wonderful! Those definitely are the Campbell soup kids--couldn't be anybody else. When you find that special place where you put the Sunbonnet Sue pattern, would you check and let me know if some of my stuff is there too? Mary

  6. Love your e-bay scores. The Asian fabric is beautiful. Looks like you have enough for a quilt.
    The Campbell soup kids are really cute. I have a few sets of transfer patterns too...now thatI think about it, I don't know where I put them.
    Well you look for Sue, I'll look for my transfer patterns. LOL

  7. A sickness? Nah, I don't think so! Enjoy it, because you never know where you may put it, and forget where you put it. Ooops... you've done that, haven't you. I forgot. *wink*

    Your embroidery patterns will be lots of fun!

    Have I ever mentioned that I started building my stash from eBay purchases? Ooooh... that could be a good blog post!

    Thanks for sharing your experiences on ebay, the Asian fabric is wonderful, can't wait to see what you do with it!


  8. Very cool! I'm going to have to check Ebay out. I haven't done it for quite some time.

  9. How could you resist those gorgeous patterns?! Great buy on the Asian fabric squares - there are plenty of decent, honest Ebay sellers out there. Do you have a quilt in mind for them? Ann :-)