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Saturday, 5 February 2011

A Fabric Buying Excursion

Yesterday Lynn called to invite me to go to Moncton, N.B. with her. It was a beautiful day, with the snow sparkling in the sunshine. We visited both quilt shops in Moncton - The Covered Bridge Quiltery and The Fabric Cupboard before stopping for an unusual lunch. At the latter stop I picked up this hockey print which will fit perfectly in my blue and cream log cabin.
I admit I was drawn to the Canadian flag on one of the jerseys. This also gives me another cool selvedge strip to add to my almost-ready-to-be-sewn collection.
Between the two shops, I ended up with six Fat Quarters, a very modest purchase considering all the gorgeous prints on display. They are now cut into 2" strips waiting to be sewn. This morning I gleaned red, rose, pink and white pieces from my boxes of silks and hope to make something heart-felt for Valentine's. The design is roughed out in my head but not on the computer as yet. I would be interested in hearing if others are drawn to including silk in their patchwork. The haptic and visual qualities of working with silk are very appealing; my hands and eyes find great reward.
With more snow in the forecast for later today and tomorrow, there should be some cosy sewing time.