Friday, February 11, 2011

Birds Singing in the Sycamore Tree . . . Dream a Little Dream of Me

Remember the dream about Justin's quilt-to-be?  The quilt for his wedding gift was so clear in that dream!

And the very next day, I was trawling around one of my favorite fabric sites and saw exactly the right combination for the quilt.  So I bought it.  I ordered it late on Monday and it was at my house on Thursday.  From California, no less.

Now all I have to do is decide on a background.  Am thinking white.  Or pale, pale gray.

I want to say a couple of words about Fabricworm, if you'll hang in there with me.  I don't remember how or when I discovered this site.  For ages and ages, I just went there and looked around.  Then a couple of weeks ago they had a bundle of gray fabrics and I caved on the spot and ordered them.  And, they came so quickly!  After they arrived and I'd started playing with them, I realized I was going to need some more of one or two of the fabrics for border and binding.  I emailed the proprietor and received a quick, friendly reply.  Helpful.  Nice.

What I really like, apart from the helpful, the nice, the gorgeous fabrics, and the speedy delivery is that in the bundles, the fabrics are not all from the same line!  Did you read that correctly?  Yes, she combines lines of fabric for a stunning, not-too-matchy-matchy look.  Wasn't I just ranting about the need for this?

I have no affiliation with this shop other than as satisfied, delighted customer.  I'm not getting any kind of a kickback; in fact, the proprietor doesn't know I'm writing about her.  I just thought since I've been so very, very pleased, you might, too.



13 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

Love(d) Mama Cass's voice... just so smooth. Have you found the pic of the pattern? I am not a complete line matchy-matchy person either. It gets way too bland and needs a bit of spicing.

Pat said...

You turned me on to the Worm as well. The bundles are just breathtaking, and you cannot beat their service. I can't wait to see what you do with that bundle!!

Ray said...

And, they are in CA - thanks for the tip. I love Paso - maybe I'll go for a visit one of these days.

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Ray said...

Uh Oh, I just looked at their bundles. I don't buy bundles, but . . . . Nancy, you are evil! Notice how I attribute my weakness to you. :-)

Laurie said...

At the guild meeting on Tuesday, the woman doing the presentation had a deal with the designer of a faabric line, so all the quilts she showed us were made from that line. SOOOOOOO UGLY!!!!! It distracted me from the techniques she showed, which were interesting. I may have to try The Worm.

Impera_Magna said...

Thanks for the info about a good source of quilting fabric, says the newbie quilter with only 1 LQS within a 60 mile radius!

Off to check out FabriWorm!

Deb said...

Nancy,

Love the bundle you selected. Which bundle was it that you selected that had the gray fabric..I see several and I remember it was really pretty. Oh, another bad place for me to purchase fabric.

Deb said...

Never mind...should follow your link to the gray, now I remember - very pretty too!

Chookyblue...... said...

nice fabrics........

Denise in PA said...

Nancy, those fabrics are great! So modern - I know they will love the quilt. I can't wait to see what you've got in mind. Thanks for the tip about Fabricworm. I'm going to check it out - I love that she combined fabrics from different lines!

floribunda... aka Julie said...

One of my local friends stopped by the Worm in person when she was driving back from LA and doing a self-directed "shop hop" -- she got some wonderful fabrics. I guess you'll just have to come out to California for a visit now...

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Oh, NO!! Why did I follow the link? There's some GREAT fabric there and I confess to being weak. It had to be the power of the Mamas and the Papas that made me do it.