Saturday, November 21, 2009

mother/daughter quilt: day one

In Victoria last weekend, Mom and I began work on a lap quilt together—making it “my way.” We chose some fabrics and made our first “building blocks” although there was no plan for the overall design.

Nothing was measured. The fabric was sliced up randomly with a rotary cutter. I cut. Mom sewed. I ironed.

After a few hours in the sewing room, Mom begged me to stop. “You have exhausted me, Young Lady, with your counter-intuitive approach. Let’s tidy up and go out to lunch.” That sounded good to me.

I’ll be back to Victoria a few more times this winter to continue on our quilt.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

new designer fabric store

Sarah Stine with sample dress made with designer cottons.

Low-rise Magnolia Village, surrounded by residences in all directions, almost feels like a resort town. This weekend I stopped by the neighborhood to check out Sarah Stine’s dream project — a pristine store filled with sewing delights. Her bright and airy shop abounds with boldly patterned fabrics, well-chosen books, modern patterns and my fav, Mettler threads in every color of the rainbow.

Sarah, a member of Plymouth Piece Makers, loves gorgeous fabrics. Her passion shows with her selection of goods and the name of her enterprise — Fabric Crush.

Located at 2313 Viewmont Way West, the shop is open Tuesday through Friday 10 to 5, Saturday 11 to 5 and Sunday 1 to 5. Closed on Mondays. 206.465.6193