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My sweet mom offered to make a quilt for Baby M before she was born. Since I've made a few quilts myself, I realize how much time they take and so I knew what a special gift this would be.

My mom and I headed up to Purl Soho's warehouse to pick out some fabric together. When I moved from New York three years ago I was especially sad to leave the Purl stores on Sullivan Street, but lucky for me, their warehouse happens to be here in Southern California. (And did you know that the warehouse is open to the public? You can stop by from 9 AM to 2:30 PM, Tuesday through Friday.)

We went with shades of red on a white ground (more of a natural white, almost cream) and tried to stay with simple, geometric patterns: stripes, dots, and grids.

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here I lived in Southern California (Costa Mesa to be exact) for 16 years and never knew about the Purl Soho Warehouse! I now live in Oregon ~ have to say that there are a lot of fabric stores here, but oh darn ~ I would have loved to go to that warehouse!
Guess the next time I'm down visiting I'll have to check it out!
Love all the reds ... they will make a pretty quilt!

10.10.2010 | Unregistered Commenterelsa

Thank you, thank you, thank you for this info!!! I feel that we are lacking in So Cal for great fabric stores, there are a few I know, but to have this nearby (and not even know it) I'm very excited.

10.11.2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary Jo

Thank you! I used to work near the warehouse, and I had no idea that it was there.

10.11.2010 | Unregistered Commenterkirstin

this makes me happy.

10.12.2010 | Unregistered Commentermeg duerksen

wait, WHAAAAT????

Oh my my my. All this time I've been wishing there was something akin to Purl here. And lo, Purl IS here. So we can just walk in?

Am beside myself. May actually take up quilting just to celebrate.

Quilt for baby M is gorgeous, as always. Glad to hear she is perfect.

10.19.2010 | Unregistered Commenterkristina

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