Thursday, October 19, 2006

My Fabric Pimp

Several people complimented the fabrics in my Sea Marquee blocks and I need to be honest. My mom chose almost all of them - the credit goes to her. We were shopping at our favorite discount fabric source (any Mainers will know exactly what I mean!) last summer and we found this 108" wide back. I have quite a few 30s fabrics from the same collection, but not in these colors, so I said it would be too hard to find fabrics to match (not that backs have to match fronts, mind you - I think it was just shopping fatigue). My mom took it as a challenge and ten minutes later several bolts were stacked up near the cutting table. As if I needed to buy anything more that day! The front is much more modern than the back, but like I said, it doesn't have to match!

My mom doesn't do much quilting (she claims to be working on a wall-hanging at the moment, but I'll believe it when I see it ;) ), but she does love shopping for fabric and cheering me on. What a great set-up for me!

Speaking of my mom, she's leaving tonight from Logan and arriving in Helsinki tomorrow afternoon for a one-week visit! I probably won't post until next weekend, but will have lots of fun pictures then.

11 comments:

Fiona said...

Hope you enjoy your time with your mom.

Sweet P said...

Let me guess . . . were you shopping at Mardin's? I live in New Hampshire and know all about Mardin's. I hope you and your mom have fun. Are you from Maine?

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Mardins, Mardins, Mardins!!! My Little Boy looked around and promptly declared it a JUNK store (at 3 years old!). I had to explain - oh no honey, this is a bit like an EVERYTHING store! LOL.

Cheers!

Evelyn

May Britt said...

Wish you a great time with your mom. Tell her she is doing a great quilt with beautiful colours.

Dormouse said...

Your Mom made great choices. I love that she's so supportive of your shopping. :)

Have a great time with her visit.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully your mom will bring her project & you two can work together!

Suze said...

One of the girls at my local quilt shop goes to visit her mother some where in Maine. There is a discount store there. I ususally send along instructions for large quantities of neutrals as I never have enough of them....Wonder if it is the same place.........

Jane Ann said...

Oh, have a wonderful time with your mother. There's just nothing like mom & daughter times!

samantha said...

Go mom! How much fun to have a mom who quilts as well...

Finn said...

Hi Hedgie, so nice to hear your mom is coming for a visit..*VBS* That's a great present!!

So neat that Nadine is helping you get started with the hexs...they are fun, either way you do them. Enjoy the Mom time!! Hugs, Finn

tami said...

You made me go check the website to see if they had anything good on sale this week. :o) I have been trying to avoid since the move because I realized how much I actually have when I was folding and packing. Just a bit.

Glad to hear your mom is coming. Have a good time.