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Monday, June 04, 2007

Flin Flon Fat Quarters



The best gift in the world for a quilter is fabric and it happens that there is a quilting store in Flin Flon. Guess what I got for a gift? Right first try. Here are the fat quarters Marcel brought me from Flin Flon. I really love them all but the one with the autumn leaves is incredible. I also like the one with the dragon flies a lot. And the other green ones.


If you had an hour to spare before you had to be at the airport and there was a fabric store very near the airport, where would you spend that extra hour (and any extra dollars you might have on hand)? Right again. Here are the fabrics I got at Fabricland. I loved the way the dotted fabric looked on my jungle quilt so I bought lots this time. It is not quite the same. The dots on the jungle quilt are much bigger but this will be fine too. I'm thinking of doing one with very bright colors again and I hope it will come in handy then. The orange and green fabric looks like flowers, maybe dandelions, and I think it will make great background fabric for more chickens or other animals.

I got some wonderful barbed wire fabric from Nellie at Nellie's Needles . I want to use it for a border on Maggie's Farm so that will come next before I get to cut into any of my new fabrics.

12 comments:

meggie said...

You are right, fabric is the perfect gift! even if you never use it, you can always pat it, & just enjoy looking at it! LOL.
It is hard to convince GOM of the truth of that though!
I can see lots of fun things happening from those fabrics.

Carole said...

I've never understood why there aren't quilt shops in airports! Everything but quilt shops! There's something wrong with that picture! lol Keep well!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Is Flin Flon really the name of a place? Very thoughtful of someone to put the fabric shop close to the airport.

Libby said...

If you can't stitch - then you have to shop *s* Looks like some great finds.

dot said...

Love the fabric. I really like the fat quarters. I can't wait to see what you do with it.

atet said...

Those fabrics are fantastic -- I'm with you, the autumn leave are exquisite! Such great fabric finds, can't wait to see what you do with them.

Pam said...

Love the dragonfly fabric! You are right, Maggie does look a bit like she is standing in flames with her pitchfork and black hat. Maybe she could go on a Halloween quilt as the wicked witch of the prairie - LOL

Lily said...

Well that's the kind of shopping a girl could love for a lifetime! Love the autumn leaves fabric too. And barbed wire fabric - who would have thunk it?!

KCQuilter said...

Great additions to your stash! And I know you will make something wonderful with them.

katelnorth said...

Nice fabric, but personally, I just want an excuse to say "Flin Flon" a couple more times... I think I'd like to live in a place called Flin Flon. Maybe not that Flin Flon - never been there, dunno what it's like :)

Darcie said...

What a perfect marketing angle that quilt store owner has acted upon: "Yes...I will open a quilt store near an outpost...where men have spent hundreds, if not thousands of dollars...and they will need to purchase their wives and mates hundreds, if not thousands of dollars worth of fabrics...." Good thinking! ;-) Love the fabrics. Marcel knows you well!

Darcie said...

Oh...and by the way. There is a couple that are originally from this area of North Dakota...that have a resort or an outpost up in Flin Flon. I don't remember the name of it...but their last name is Lies. Small world!