For my birthday, my inlaws wanted to get me something I wanted and would actually use, so, Susan took me quilt fabric shopping one day to feed my new hobby! Luckily, there is a lovely little shop very near their home.
They had a great selection of fabrics and notions. They also hold classes and take orders for machine quilting of pieced works. It’s a great shop and makes me wish we lived nearby so I could visit more often.
A fun touch…. along the sidewalk near the shop, are tiled ‘quilt’ patches in the sidewalk!
(the sun was very bright so some of these were difficult to photograph)
and my favorite… I love star patterns.
We also dropped into their ‘Nearly New’ shop next door – as if I needed anything else to mail home - but it’s an organization that supports good charities, so we popped in. I found a small handful of nice crochet booklets to bring back.
Oh, and my birthday ‘loot’…
close up of the colors
There are coordinating pre-cut strips of cool blues and greens, with hints of burgundy and brown, and I picked up a pattern book that will help me use these stripes with a minimum of head-scratching on my part (seeing as I’m still learning!). I think this will make a pretty throw or small bed-cover.
Thank you! :)