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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

It Was Calling Me

Several months ago I set out with my friend Helen to go to this fabric store we had never been to before. It turned out to be a bust. There was nothing there we could use for quilting. It just so happens I had a directory of quilt stores in my car and there was one I had in mind. I looked it up, put it into my GPS, and it wasn't that far away! Off we went to Kindred Quilts in Clinton, NJ, a store I had been wanting to go to for some time.
Now you're probably wondering why that fabric swatch is there at the top of the page. The store had this big barrel of scraps. The friendly ladies in the store said just empty it out and put it on the table. Helen and I picked out a number of scraps but for some reason the one above kept saying "Take Me" even though I had nothing it would go with.
Moving ahead a month or so after that I go to upstate NY to visit my friend Carol, also a quilter, and I brought all my latest finds. She pulls out this cool trailer and blue fabric that she is going to make some placemats for a friend's camper. I said it needs something else and I think I have just the thing. I pull out my scrap and it goes perfectly! There was a reason it was "calling to me".
Which just goes to show, like I always say, "Listen to that inner voice!"

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