Sunday, March 11, 2007

You've Got Mail!


This quilt has been in progress for a long time. I ran into Maria from Pinwheels http://www.pinwheels.com/ ---- at the Fort Washington Quilt Show about four years ago. I didn't know her and I didn't know her company. But on the wall of her stand was this terrific quilt made from fabrics I'd never seen the likes of before. She wasn't busy at the moment and we visited. She explained that the fabrics were Daiwabo taupe fabrics and that they were imported from Japan. They certainly didn't look like any "Japanese" fabrics I'd ever seen, and I was immediately smitten with their subtlety.
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The quilt on the wall was called "You've Got Mail!" and was from a BOM. Maria said she had one set left. "Not any more," I told her, and signed up on the spot.
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As the fabrics arrived over the next months, I could bear to cut into them. I was afraid I'd never have any more! But in time they all came, and by then I was on Maria's mailing list and had subscribed to her FQ of the month bundles and I certainly did have Daiwabo taupes. So I pieced the quilt. Joe was taken by it right away, and asked if he could have it when it was finished. He'd never asked for a quilt before -- not that the house isn't full of them. He wanted it hand quilted. And that took some time. But now it is finished, and yesterday he took a nap under it. I really loved making this quilt. And I really love the guy who naps under it.

7 comments:

Carole said...

Wow, that some sweet looking quilt! Japanese fabric? I never would have guessed. What a great feeling to know that your loved ones enjoy your hobbie. Thanks for sharing! Happy quilting!

Anonymous said...

Nancy,
Wonderful quilt! I know it was made with love for your sweet hubby.

Kathy B

Diana said...

Hi Nancy, Your quilt is just beautiful! I have been admiring these kinds of fabrics but no one around here carries them in the stores. Thank you for the link.

floribunda said...

I "found" Pinwheels at Road to California this year, and loved their stuff! I didn't succomb to the taupes, but I do have a little sampler pack of the Oakschott fabrics they were selling...

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Oh, yes; I understand why your husband asked for this quilt. It's wonderful, Nancy! I discovered Pinwheels at Mid-Atlantic and luckily I had awakened that morning with my senses intact or I could have gotten into some SERIOUS trouble at that booth... what gorgeous fabrics/patterns they have!

Pam said...

It certainly is a wonderful quilt. I love that pattern. Thanks for the link for the website. Beautiful fabrics. I have seen a few bloggers that are doing the Ping BOM quilt. Love the fabrics.

The Calico Cat said...

LOVE IT! (I am a tupe fan too - I am doing the Ping quilt BOM.) Have you done anything else with your taupes? I am almost phobic about cutting into them...