Friday, January 28, 2011

$60 Later....

Today I went to the fabric store with my daughter and my niece.  (OK, well, actually, several fabric stores.)  They just stopped by to get me to go with them.  (Or to get my wallet to go with them.)
Anyway, they were successful.  How can I resist a trip to the quilt shop?

And what were they shopping for?  They were looking for fabrics for specific projects.  Talia found this cute fabric, but we could only find a fat quarter.  We got it anyway and she is going to fussy cut around some of the cute sayings and motifs and applique them on the quilt top. 

 I loved this one:  "If we were meant to pop out of bed, we'd all sleep in toasters."

Then she put together a whole collection of various fun fabrics to make the quilt top.  It is going to be really cute.  She is using one of the patterns from my book, modified a bit.  I will have to show it to you when she gets it done.  Now that's a happy bunch of fabric!


What else did we find?  Well Andrea was looking for more pieces to go with her fabulous new quilt, yet unnamed, that she has been planning for a while.  She has been collecting fabrics, starting with a darling coral or terra-cotta piece that Talia made her laptop case out of.  When Andrea saw this, she had an idea for her new quilt.
Laptop case by Talia (with help from Mom)
Talia's laptop case has been half way around the world and through several semesters of college.  Hint to new freshmen:  A case this cute can make even Statistics bearable!

Talia and Andrea cut kits for me and I pay them in fabric.  That's a deal for all of us!  Andrea picked that main fabric first, and a few coordinates at the studio.  We took these pieces with us to the quilt shop to look for more to add to the mix.  This is what we found:
Andrea's fabric group
Isn't that a great group!?  I can't wait to see the finished project!  Andrea says that she has everything she needs for the quilt now, and so far she has spent only $11 on it!  (Plus hours of cutting, but it is so much fun working in my studio! HA!)

The colors look a little weird in the last photo, but trust me, they are beautiful together.  I would have taken a better picture, but Andrea had to skedaddle, so we didn't have time.  But you get the idea.

Isn't it great to see these young people enjoying sewing and quilting?!  Do you know a young quilter?
I hope you are passing along your creativity to the next generation.

8 comments:

Tiffany said...

Will work for fabric... sounds like a good plan to me! haha

Love their project stacks - so different but both super cute. Look forward to seeing pics of what they make!

Brenda said...

Love the fabric choices. Did your daughter use a pattern for the laptop case? It is super cute.

ladybug said...

Looks like a VERY fun day! Love the fabric choices!

Patchwork and Play said...

I have some of that first fabric featured! I think I ordered it from Hawthorne Threads if you are looking for more. I 'fussy cut' it too! It's great for mug rugs!

SteffiD said...

That is an awesome set of fabric!

As for the age, I am a 23 year-old quilter! I started last year and have made 4 pillows, 5 smaller quilts (lap, baby, and a wall hanging) and 3 mug rugs in my first year! I think that's pretty good for a self-taught sewist :)

Jillily Studio said...

Brenda, We used the Posh Portfolio pattern, with a few minor changes.
It is available on my web site.

Jillily Studio said...

To SteffiD:
Wow! I am impressed! Keep it up!

Pots and Pins said...

Hi! I just found your blog - lucky, lucky me!! xo, Nan