> Hi All,
> well, I hope this will arrive on the NG, it's strange, I haven't seen
> my mex on the NG, but I received your RE:, I still have problems with my
> provider, ok, Girls I'm in Italy and as you know, here things never go
> well :O)
It's OK, Giusy (please tell me how to pronounce your name, and where in
Italy you are -- I'm the one with the Atlas) -- you've arrived, and
> By the way, my questions are:
> When you decide for a quilt top, how do you choose patterns for it? how
> do you decide for a fabric stash? what's the feeling that you have with
> colors and patterns? And you choose patterns before fabrics or on the
You don't sound crazy at all -- just fabric-challenged! I suspect
you'll get as many opinions on this as you get responses.
For me, it just depends. Sometimes, I find a FABULOUS fabric, and a
quilt top pops into my head, full-grown (sorta like Venus on the
clamshell, if you will). Sometimes, I just noodle around in my stash
(as a Yank, I KNOW I'm lucky), and something just happens, as I'm
there. Sometimes (but not as often), I find a pattern first.
I tend to like scrap-quilts (but yes, I have the stash to do that).
> I'm not getting crazy, :) I have a new project on my mind, I started to
> sew a lot of 9" blocks this past week-end, and I'm thinking on a new
> quilt, but I don't know how it will be, of course, it will be a Sampler
> I know that, but I didn't know what kind of colors I have used for it
> until this morning; This afternoon I went to my local fabric shop and I
> bought 6 fat quarter, red plaids; green, blue, yellow calico's fabric;
> sunflower's fabric and white on white for appliqued blocks background,
> I'm not very satisfy with my fabrics, but I have to content, because
> here we haven't the choose of fabric you have in America, I'm very sad
> for this, I can't express myself in that way!
I thought you expressed it very well ... but you do NOT have to be
content! Just send me your snail-mail address, and watch your mailbox!
I suspect this won't be the only offer you receive, either! We Yanks
KNOW we've got it pretty good ... and we're a pretty generous lot, for
the most part ...
Think that, here aren't
> solids, Bali's fabric, wathercolors, etc. etc. My fabric shop has only
> 30 pieces of different american fabric, but there I have never find 3 or
> 4 fabric that stay well together and satisfield me! GRR, sorry to share
> this with you, but I have to say you that you are very lucky to live
> there, and soon or later I wish to come there and buy, buy, buy! LOL :)
> To not speack about the costs! Oh, I payd $50 to buy the 6 fat quarter
> of American fabric at the shop I mentioned above.
> By the way, I don't want be long, I'm proud to be a quilter and I'll
> never give up patchwork and quilting. :)
I know the cost, adn it both breaks my heart and really makes me ANGRY,
that you folks "across the pond" (both ponds) have to pay so MUCH, for
so LITTLE. Again, send me your snail-mail address, and then just sit
and wait ... we'll have some FUN, I think!
Good luck, and
Sarah in las Cruces, NM