Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sue's Japanese Quilt - binding...

I decided that the fabric that I'd originally bought for the binding of Sue's quilt wasn't quite what I had pictured and so I sent an email to Kimono House in Melbourne (They have the most amazing location in the really old but interesting central city building that is like a rabbit warren) asking if they had any black(ish) fabrics with dragonflies. Leanne promptly sent a reply saying that she only had one fabric that fit my description and attached a photo...

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PERFECT!! This is great! It features the little dragonflies that are similar to some of the other fabrics but the fabric is different to any that I have used. It also has the black and red which is the theme of the quilt (and I hadn't thought to ask for red dragonflies). I think that the random patterning will also create an interesting binding.

I rang yesterday and ordered this fabric, which was also interesting because Leanne is now overseas in Japan on a purchasing trip and I had to describe the fabric to the lady who answered the phone who then went to the shelves, found what she thought I was looking for and described it back to me. How do I know that I'm getting the right fabric? I don't but I'm pretty sure because all I said I was looking for was a fabric that had a black base with dragonflies - I left out the colours of the dragonflies. When the lady described it back to me, she mentioned the colour and so I knew it was right. Leanne had also told me that this was the only fabric that matched my description so I'm pretty sure that it'll be right. If not, it doesn't matter because the colours and the nature will be what I was looking for.

Now I just have to wait by the mailbox for it to arrive (I love you Australia Post - sending good vibes their way so that all goes well and the fabric arrives quickly!).

You will all be glad when this quilt is done and I can move onto something different I'll bet!!

7 comments:

Erin said...

wow, that IS perfect fabric! I love how random the dragonflies seem!

jeanamarie said...

i think you'd better hide any scraps you might have left because if you don't i will take them. it's pretty - how cool is it when you find just the right thing!

Sophie said...

Haha! I made sure that I'd have leftovers!! I'm sure that there might even be some scraps from the leftovers that I could throw your way Jeana

handmaiden said...

that's one of my fav shops and was just there today

jeanamarie said...

Hi sophie - i am tagging you, if you want to participate have a look at my post today for the details.

Drewzel said...

Lovely fabric!

I've made it 'Blogtoberfest Fave Friday' play along if you like...check out my post. xx

edward and lilly said...

Yes, I can't wait to see it, the fabric is fabulous.