Wednesday, February 20, 2013

sometimes the crazy quilting lady gets out...

sneak peek of a quilt back with the wonderful Ikea giant text fabric

You know.  You've heard about crazy cat ladies.  There are also crazy quilting ladies.  You know it's true.  My crazy quilting lady escaped today.  I had a meeting in the big city and I just happened to pass IKEA on the way home.  Eek!  I thought that I could just run in and find the fabric quickly.  Get in.  Get out. Back in the car and back into traffic.  I had a plan.  It could happen.  I zipped off the freeway.  Found parking.  Speed walked  like crazy person.  Yep.  Crazy quilting lady was on the loose!  I zoomed in.  Took the short cut and then the next short cut.  I bypassed all the meandering walking through furniture.  Who needs it?  I was on a mission.  Find some more of that awesome giant text fabric.  Get a bunch of it and get out of the store.  I actually bee-lined it right to the fabric.  I did not get lost.  Of course there was no one in sight to help me and I could not find the fabric.  ARGH!  I was on a mission however, and crazy quilting lady could not be thwarted.  I became "one with the fabric" and knew that if I thought like a bolt of giant text fabric, I could find it!  And find it I did!  Under the cutting table.  Still wrapped in plastic but it was there and I picked it up and it fell with the most satisfying thunk on the cutting table.  I just need someone to cut it!!!!  If in doubt and in IKEA, just head for the kid's playroom.  They have to have people there.  Brilliant idea.  I found a person.  She found a person for me.  My plan was coming together.  The crazy quilting lady asked for 10 metres and paced impatiently while the lovely young lady measured, cut and wrote up a tag.  I am sure I had a possessed expression!  The crazy quilting lady just needed a cash.  I asked for directions.  The shortest route to the cash and I was off to the races.  No need for a bag.  I was back in the car in 15 minutes, people!  With 10 metres of the lovely giant text fabric called Britten Numbers and it only costs $3.99 a metre and it is extra wide!                    I feel better now.

Linking up with Cindy for Random Thursday.

21 comments:

  1. I have to admit I did exactly the same thing yesterday... bought 3m of that same fabric, 2m of the white cotton and some home dec fabric... and I did not find anyone to cut the fabric for me so I did the cutting myself for me and another customer! I deserved a discount, didn't I?

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  2. Great post - love the description of racing through Ikea! Very unusual fabric.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  3. Love it! I'm sure if we had an Ikea nearby my crazy quilt lady might escape, too!

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  4. there's only two ways to do IKEA -- like you did, or the slow meander through all the furniture. I'm with you -- and I scored some of that fabric too!

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  5. Woohoo! I love that fabric and did pretty much the same thing lol!

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  6. Love your quilt back - crazy is definitely paying off:-)

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  7. Wonderful story and a fabulous quilt!

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  8. Crazy?....a little.......Genius?....totally! I love this on your quilt! Our nearest Ikea is almost 4 hours away.....but I think I need to make a trip! :o)

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  9. That's an awesome story. Is this Ikea text fabric a heavier weight, like most of their fabrics are, or is it like quilting cotton? The last time I was at Ikea, which was ages ago, since I have to drive two hours to get there, they only had canvas weight fabric.

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  10. Yay!!!! I felt like I was right there with ya! Oh, how I wish I lived closer than 2000 miles from an Ikea store! (yup - 2,000 miles. I kid you not)

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  11. NICE! So, if you have another spare 15 minutes, can you go get me about 10 yards of that fabric? I went to the website and can't believe they won't sell any of their neat fabric via the website, only the store! So, then why don't they build an IKEA in Nebraska??? :(

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  12. You rascal! See what happens when the crazy quilting lady is on a mission?!?!? Watch out, people, watch out!

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  13. That's the way to own it, baby!! Good work! :-) lol.

    If I zipped in and zipped out, it would be a 10.5 hour round trip. lol. THAT would make me a crazy quilt lady, fo' sho'! :-) Meh, who am I kidding. I'm totally a crazy quilt lady, Ikea trip or no.

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  14. Start the car! Start the car!

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  15. Oh my, I'm headed to Phoenix next week. I MUST go to IKEA and get fabric. This is lovely!!

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  16. Thats fantastic...I could just picture the whole thing..LOL!!

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  17. Fun to read!! One of my fave fabrics. Too bad IKEA is three hours from me...

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  18. Hehehe, I thought you were going to say you didn't get enough fabric! Maybe because of the colours down the side of the quilt? Although I do realise they are a part of lovely pieced backing.

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  19. Brilliant!... did I say BRILLLLLIANT! $3.99 p/meter... I need me an IKEA -STAT!

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