It’s true. I’m having a fabric emergency!


Seriously, I’m having a fabric emergency. I’m sure you know what I mean, right? Never mind that it’s only eleven degrees outside, I’m headed to my local quilt store today. Right now, in fact. Local is a relative term. It’s a half-hour drive to the store I need to visit. But hey, for fabric, that’s no big deal, is it?

I’m heading to the Blue Top Quilt Shop in Lamar, Missouri. It’s a wonderful shop and, of three that are close-ish, it is the one most likely to have what I want. I hope. I think I have told you about this shop before. The sign in the photo above is just outside their door, and also strategically placed on billboards on the highway. 

After an almost sewing-free weekend, in spite of my intentions, I have an idea. The quilt for Chris just kind of stalled last week, but I am back on it…with a whole new plan. It’s completely different than what I had last week. The problem is I don’t really have exactly what I want to make it.

I know, I know, you’re probably saying, “Just make it already!” That would be understandable. But there are things I need, urgently, to make what’s in my head. I don’t think I can even get started without them. Things. I’ll go to the quilt store, but I might stop off at a couple of local thrifts too, because things. There might even be a stop for some dye. I have no dye in the house, and none of the fabric or things I want to use. So see? It really is an emergency!

And that’s all I have to say about that for now. I promise, something will come of my madness soon. And yes, I will show you what I come up with. I promise. And yes, I will finish it. My promises don’t count for much with finishes I know (more on that very soon), but I have to finish this one. Really.

I know we joke about it, but there really are fabric emergencies. Have you ever had one? Tell me about it!

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  • Wendy Tuma

    And when those ideas come into our heads, we need to do it . . . now! There’s just too much energy in that to keep it bottled up too long, right? At least that’s how I feel. I love the feeling that comes with intuitive creating! Have fun! Enjoy!

    • Lori East

      I agree, we have to chase the ideas when they’re there!

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