Monday, February 25, 2008

Fabric, Fabric Everywhere!

Auntie Karate is such a pest. She thinks Mom needs fabric and then whenever she needs it, she gets it from Auntie! Boy, is she wrong, Mom has plenty of fabric!

Mom sorts her fabric by size, like this:The bin on the left has full-width pieces, that she wants to save for something other than Gizzy Quilts. The bin on the right has pieces that are too small to cut into strips.
This bin has pieces that have been used as backings for Gizzy Quilts. They are pieces of fabric about 18" x 25" in size.These are full width fabrics (45" wide) that she has to cut into strips.These strips in the closet comprise the bulk of Mom's "stash." She has tons of fabrics in lots of colors, cut into wide and skinny strips, all sorted by color.

In these bins, Mom has all her "chunks." These are pairs of fabrics sewn into 6-1/2", 4-1/2" and 2-1/2" "chunks." Mom assembles the Gizzy Quilts, and she even made Gramma's Quilt from chunks in these sizes.

So, why did Mom go to Auntie's yesterday to get these fabrics?

Because Auntie and Mom will be making the quilt TOGETHER. Auntie buys different fabrics than Mom does. You can go over and see here. So, in order for the quilt NOT to look like it was made by two people with two different tastes in colors, Mom got some of Auntie's fabric, and Mom gave Auntie some of her fabric.

The quilt for the Meezers will be made by both Aunties, using ALL their fabrics and with both of their unique senses of design.

The HAM Meezer Quilt will probably look a lot like THIS quilt, which was made by BOTH Aunties for their Mom and Dad, Mimmay and Pippay. You can click the pictures to biggify, but you still might have a very hard time figuring out which one made which part.

The ladies at the local fabric store call Mom and Auntie Karate "The Bicker Sisters." Auntie and Mom think that's pretty funny, because they get along very, very well. But they love to tease each other.

Ya think?

11 comments:

divakitty said...

You mom's stash looks like DKM's stash, except her's is piles and piles of yarn!

Tybalt said...

Ha ha ha! The Bicker Sisters!!!!

Millie, I bet that quilt is going to be absolutely GORGEOUS! I can't wait to see what it will look like. You are lucky to have such a talented mommy and auntie.

Parker said...

It's hard, but I think I am going to keep my paws crossed for the drawing till the winner is picked.
That's gonna' be one special Gizzy Bean quilt!

jenianddean said...

We can't wait to see the HAM quilt. It's going to be purrrrfect. My mom thinks both your mom and Auntie are very talented and very generous for taking on such a big project for such very special kittens!

-The McKitten-Cats

The Meezers said...

it's gonna be GORGEOUS. Your mom and Auntie are furry talented and furry nice and generous.

Derby said...

This should be good. Mum bought our tickets yesterday. Hope we raise lots of green papers again for the Meezers this week.

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

Wow, thatsa lotta fabrics AND yer Mom is organized too. She's speshul...

Cecilia & The 2Bs said...

We bought our ticket, we bought our ticket! We are so very excited. It is a HUGE quilt. Mom says the quilt is nearly as big as our house.

Lux said...

Everything looks so *organized (unlike around these parts)! :)

Lisa said...

I need your mom to come organize my house...

divakitty said...

Millie's Mum... I posted something for you... ~Fiona Bun