Since Rick was home to stay with the dogs, I picked up Sam and headed to the fabric store. A little background – Sam is Aidan and Lucy’s mom and is pregnant with a baby boy who is arriving in about a month and she is a high risk mama! She begged to go along and I said you are going in the store and sitting in a chair! I don’t want anything happening when you’re with me! Here she is with the scrap vortex quilt.
We went to Hayward, MN to the Calico Hutch to shop for a backing. This is the shop where we bought our new Bernina 740’s in June – those magical machines! I meant to take more pictures but I got so wrapped up in shopping.
Since both Sam and Brian are originally from Minnesota and their families still live there, we picked a Minnesota shop hop fabric with canoes and mosquitoes for the back of the baby’s quilt. I thought it was very appropriate and the color couldn’t be better!
I have so enjoyed all the comments about husbands retiring – I should compile them in a book. It could be a bestseller in comedy. I have laughed out loud! And yet I haven’t wanted to share these comments with Rick so I’ve tried to tone it down if I’m reading in his presence – ha! Just hilarious!
I’ve thinking about the last jellyroll quilt I showed you. I wonder what would happen if you bought 2 jelly rolls that didn’t match but somewhat coordinated. Of course the quilt would be bigger and depending on your fabrics, it could really be wild. Did my use of solid fabrics have a definite effect on the results? I’d really like to experiment a little more with this design. If any of you make some changes, please let me know.
Telly has a rough life, doesn’t she?