Before Yvonne revealed the pattern and fabric requirements for the quilt along, Michelle from Kallisti Quilts posted a photo in her newsletter of some newly arrived Yoko Saito fabrics. They were frosty blues and greys and they pretty much hollared snowflake shimmer at me. So when Yvonne posted the fabric requirements I took a little field trip with some friends to Michelle's house to see what she had. If you don't know it, Kallisti Quilts is a great online fabric shop that sells Japanese and African imports. It's in Waterloo, which is very close to Guelph, where I live.
Have you ever had a conversation with someone where you thought you were both talking about the same thing but it turned out that you weren't. I told Michelle the amounts I wanted for each fabric before she went upstairs to find the bolts and cut it for me. When she came downstairs she repeated the amounts she had cut of each fabric to make sure it was right, but somehow the amounts got reversed. There's a lesson to be learned in this story but I'm not sure what it is. Maybe I should have unfolded the fabric and looked at it before I left her house because it's pretty clear I can't hear properly. Oh well I'll just have to visit her again and get more of the lighter fabric and while I'm there maybe I can find something to go along with this beautiful African fabric I purchased on the last visit.
There may be more visits to Michelle in my future as my son and his family just moved to an apartment about a ten minute drive from Michelle's house. I'm not sure I can resist the temptation, although you do have to phone and make an appointment first so that may slow me down.
I'm linking my post to the Snow Flake Shimmer linkup over at Quilting Jet Girl.