You can see that my Mother used plaids, stripes, batiks, larger prints, even 'holiday' fabric. So just about anything will work.
I've struggled and managed to do a collage in Photoshop of close-ups of the inspiration quilt (for a full view go here.) Now I'll try to do one of the fabric I'm sending her....She'll recognize some of these fabrics. (Are you impressed? I even got numbers on the fabrics....don't ask me how though. Don't know why it didn't want me to do 2 digits and I COULD NOT CHANGE THE FABRICS either.)
- one of my FAV fabrics....I made her overalls with it that were about 4 sizes too big
- a thrift store shirt
- the back of her wedding quilt-which will need to be fussy cut
- a fat quarter gift to me
- another fat quarter gift to me
- purchased when I was making a purple doll quilt for Becky, one of Mel's friends
- the back of an as yet unfinished quilt
- purple and black Roberta Horton plaid purchased at a garage sale last year
- peacock feathers; a Liberty of London fabric purchased in London in 1991? Mom used this in Jeffrey's quilt
- purchased so there would be a cello in Austin's baby quilt Mom plays the cello)
- purchased so there would be Chinese in Austin's baby quilt (Dad is studying Chinese.)
- And finally a scrap from my first maternity dress worn while pregnant with Melissa.