As my title indicates this quilt as a bit of a story I want to share but first lets get to the quilt details. This is Sandra’s baby quilt and she used the Yellow Brick Road quilt pattern. Too make this a cozy baby quilt it has Dream Puff batting and a Minkie backing. The panto design is Flirtatious.
So one of the challenges of living here is getting fabric as we do not have a local fabric shop. Most of us shop online or buy fabric when we go out of town. But I had a good laugh when I heard how Sandra received her order of Minkie backing from a quilt shop that is 400km south of our little town. I guess the order was talking longer to arrive at the shop than the owner hoped so she felt bad it took so long. So once the Minkie arrived in her shop she wanted to get it to Sandra right away. I imagine she knows the train engineer on the line that runs up to Flin Flon so asked him to take it up to her that day. You think that would be fairly simple, to pick up fabric at a train station….but Flin Flon doesn’t have a train station, the train goes straight into the mining company yards which the general public is not allowed in. So the engineer said he would meet her at the only train crossing in town at a scheduled time but Sandra couldn’t meet the train at that time. Luckily Sandra has a daughter that was free to meet the train. So imagine if you will the train is approaching the crossing and her daughter, who by the way is very pregnant, is waiting by the crossing feeling pretty silly as all the cars that have stopped are now watching her chase a train that doesn’t stop but slows down to drop the package out the window! I wish I had a picture of this. The things we do…or make family do for our fabric addiction!
So now this has me wondering….is anyone willing to share the strangest thing they have done, or asked someone do to get fabric?