Local Quilt Shop Day ~ tomorrow

My youngest was with me when I took this quilt top to my local quilt shop looking for a backing. I had no idea what I wanted. This quilt is another inventory reduction quilt, using what I have kind of project. After digging through all my stash, I’m buying a back. I still have my pride. This quilt turned out way more attractive, than I expected, so why use up just any old fabric, that could shine, on its own, at some later date?

This all started when I bought a large stack of Kona cottons, before the days of a color card. I was aiming to make a beach glass colored quilt. Well, when the fabrics came in, I couldn’t do it. I just couldn’t make myself, I knew I wouldn’t be happy. They were all much grayer than I had expected.  The darker blue, Kona Sage, being one of them. Sage, you say? I know. Apparently the person that named this one has never seen sage…. But it is sage, I double checked. I thought this would be the perfect place to use it up since it really goes well with yellow and the goal, with this quilt, was to use up some of the yellow, in my stash. And as is typical, because I was using what I had on hand, I didn’t have enough, you know, the usual… I reached for some Kona Aqua, left from something else and they blended really well. I couldn’t have been happier.

Back to finding a backing… This daughter thinks I am the “luckiest” person to find backings that are “perfect” for whatever project I am working on. On this day Riley Blake’s chevron jumped out at us! Who knew?

Sweetest Thing Chevron in Blue matches Kona Aqua and Kona Sage.

Not an exact, exact match, but a beautiful match nonetheless. I’ve wanted to use some of this fabric, for a while now, but had no excuse to buy it. This was the perfect excuse!

Scrap quilt

Pretty cool when things fall into place, like this, right there in the middle of my most frequented Local Quilt Shop, Field’s Fabrics! And the reason daughter thinks I am extra lucky? It has more to do with me having a most fabulously stocked shop than it does with pure luck. But don’t tell her that!

Now go see what luck you can have at yours, tomorrow, Local Quilt Shop Day 2013!




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9 Responses to Local Quilt Shop Day ~ tomorrow

  1. Tabatha says:

    Can’t wait to see how you quilt this, I love the blues and yellows together! Sadly, the only quilt shops around me cater to retired persons so I buy ALL my fabrics online.


    • sewfrench says:

      Boo on bad (to us) quilt shops. I was recently searching for something and needed it right then so I went into one of “those” quilt shops and lo and behold, they had been bought out about 5 years previously and I had no idea. They only had a small amount of the old stuff and a whole store full of the fabulousness. So don’t give up hope!

      Ugg, on how I’ll quilt it. I was thinking it would go in the pile to hand quilt, but I’m not really sure. We’ll see.


  2. mtetar says:

    What a Match, and what a Blessing. It is beautiful. Mtetar


  3. maryandpatch says:

    I just love your blue/yellow quilt. Such a pretty, spring color combination! Congratulations!


  4. April says:

    How exciting! That chevron is really pretty. I shop at Field’s, too! The one up on Plainfield in GR. My fav lQS is right down the street from there so I feel pretty lucky that I have two good shops so close to each other.

    I’ve been considering doing inventory reduction, too. We’ll see I I can find the time! 🙂


    • sewfrench says:

      Plainfield is a tad far for me, but I do get over there occasionally, same with a nice out on Alpine :(. We are lucky to have as many as we do, though!
      I can’t tell you how many inventory quilts I’ve made. 4 since the start of the year. Well, they aren’t all finished, but the tops are made! Wondering which color is next… Though it does make me sad to finish off so many fabrics, and not just because it cause my scrap baskets to overflow….


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