Lucy Boston

Monday, November 24, 2014

I'm now a curator...

Not really - 
But with the fabric that I have,
I could be. 
It's all about perspective -
Not as bad(good) as some folks collections, 
but definitely worse/better than others...

I'm going with 
'The fabrics in my 'Collection' ARE historical'
(: as I've had some a lot for multiple decades :).
Also, I keep accumulating more
that I just HAVE to have, but don't want to cut.
SO, I've decided,
I have a textile museum!
Not a hoarding issue, but a textile collection.
Again, perspective.

While on my recent Retreat to an Amish area of Indiana,
I acquired some new fabrics for my 'museum':
Above, this g.e.o.r.g.o.u.s Jo print and a matching solid (Kona, I think) in the color Acorn.
Do I know what I'm doing with it? No.  
But had to have it - perfect for The Collection. 
Also, I found a little more 'text-y' print in neutral.

Then, the five fabrics below:
They jumped right into my hands.  This scrumptiousness will probably be the backs for my (hopefully someday soon) Dear Jane blocks.  We'll see.
And the last picture shows some more for The Collection
that I had to acquire when the gal at the shop said 
'finish a bolt and it's 25% off ':
Left to right - a wonderful purple reproduction stripe by Nancy Gere for Windham Fabrics called Shenandoah Valley; the orange is Molly B's by Marcus; The vintage looking holly print is Holly Wishes by Kansas Troubles/Moda;  the perfect red is R&B Tavern by Paula Barnes/Marcus; 
and finally, 
THE only fabric that WAS on my shopping list - 
the blue floral at the bottom is Lexington/Minick & Simpson/Moda 
that I got for the wedding gift, quilt border
(more on the wedding quilt project to come).

So, during retreat I did add more to the textile collection...
more for me to curate. :)
But I only went to three quilt shops while at retreat.
Oh, also one on the way there.

I really did sew and stitch while on retreat...
I'll show a few pics of what I worked on tomorrow.
Do you also shop while on retreat? 
OR do you buckle down and put the pedal to the metal?

Happy Monday to you!


  1. I like to hunker down and sew - but these fabrics are beautiful!

  2. Scrumptious! And yes, we who love vintage reproduction fabrics owe it to our future quilters to be the curators of our stash. Keep up the good work!


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