Quilt for Nicole’s Mom

This is the blue and yellow quilt I’m hoping to start this afternoon to send to Nicole’s mom.

It may be a little more scrappy than this but . . maybe not.  I’ll have to see how much light yellow and dark yellow fabrics I have.  Scrappy is so hard for me but I’m a bit short on some colors in the stash.

I have to tell you a funny story.  Chad was at work yesterday I think and he was talking to a lady.   She may have asked him a question and they got to talking.  That son of mine can strike up a conversation with anyone.  Wonder where he gets that!  I’m not real sure of all the details but I think she told him she lives in San Antonio and he told her that his mom had moved to Texas last year and she said “I know you!  Your mom has a quilting blog!”

Two things that struck me as funny!  (1)  The lady must have a very good memory because it seems like forever since my blog was mostly a “quilting blog” and (2)  Chad is growing up.  Not too many years ago, he would have called me complaining about mentioning him on the blog because he wanted no part of it.  Yesterday, I think he felt kinda special that a Texas lady in a Wal-Mart in MO had read my blog and recognized him.

Between the garden and the chickens and all the improvements we’re trying to make around here, there isn’t nearly as much quilt related blog posts but I promise I am still quilting.

A Little Fabric Shopping Therapy

Friday morning I was in the sewing room sewing away .. doing just what I had planned to do all day.  Vince’s daughter is here visiting and they had gone to do some running around.  When they came back shortly before lunch, they had decided we were going to Santa Anna for lunch.  After lunch, they walked down to visit some shops and I ran into the quilt shop.  I had wanted to see if they had a green batik that would work for my Back to Square One Mystery Quilt.  I’ve had such will power this whole year when it came to buying fabric but something happened.  Maybe I ran out of will power!

The green on the right is the one from my stash.  It’s just a little too bright.  The one on the left is perfect!  Score 2 yards!

I want to make a quilt for Nicole’s mom.  Nicole said her favorite colors are cobalt blue and yellow.  This is a Moda Marble and it’s cobalt blue so I figured I should get it.

On the sale rack, I found three pieces of the Rawhide line in blue.  I need to make a quilt for a man . . a real Texan . . and I thought this would make a great quilt for him for next Christmas.

They had the exact same fabric in red with cowgirls on it so I thought I could make a quilt for his wife too!

It’s not like I was stashbuilding . . I have a plan for every piece of fabric I bought so that’s good.  It all still gets added to the Stash Report tomorrow but hopefully, soon it will all be in the “used” column.