My daughter, Randie, is loving my fabric as much as I do. She is drawn to those pieces with that same retro flair that I love. How is it that we adore the vintage decor of the mid-century era like a fifties housewife? She loves digging through my stash to find that special piece for her own project, but oh, how it hurts when she insists she needs it. Her ideas are sentimental and heartfelt. One of her quilt plans arose after the loss of a friend for the daughter who misses her terribly. From just a few photos, she decided to create a Polaroid picture style memory quilt in her honor. How perfect is that?
I spend a lot of time checking out Pinterest and Google in search of great ideas. Collecting pins of quilts and tote bags and holiday projects has become the obsession rather than the plan. Because I own a quilt shop, it's a chore at times creating samples for my customers. Selecting a project to make from a new line of fabric is often a no-brainer. Those pastel florals are definitely a little girls quilt. And the bright daisies are a spring table runner for sure. And oh, those 30s reproduction bolts that just can't wait to become Grandmother's Garden.
What I have trouble with are the flower power prints and the retro diner pieces from the closet. I'm stuck between wanting the mod and the modern. That perfect pattern? I guess I'll know it when I see it, as if it were the love of my life, the pattern with the perfect attraction, style and personality, that "Some Kind of Wonderful" meant just for my fabric and me.