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.