Arg! They got me. I went to Jo-Ann's to get some plastic sheets for appliqué patterns, and I thought "Hey! Look at all these great fat quarters all neatly arranged by color. Why don't I just grab some of them for my project?"
This was great in theory. The patterns were very cute. I'll give them that. As soon as I got home and unfolded the fabric, though, it was painfully apparent how low the thread count was. I could totally see my background fabric through the loose weave. Lame.
So, I found myself going back to Jo-Ann's today to return them. I guess these super cute Mary Sorensen blocks will have to wait until I can get some better quality fabric from the local quilt shops. These images are from her site. Don't you love these appliqué patterns? Yup, I thought so. Now you understand why this fabric mishap was so agonizing. Feel free to hop on over to Mary's site and order some patterns to make along with me!