Saturday, September 3, 2011

Shop Hop

The local quilt shops had customer appreciation days last weekend. So...I went on a little shop hop!

The first shop I went to was Creekside Quilting in Clive, Iowa. I found some great bright, fun prints. I already have a pattern picked out for that Kate Spain Layer Cake.

The 2nd shop I went to was The Quilt Block in West Des Moines, Iowa. I found some fun black and white, gray, and orange fabrics.

Adel Quilting and Dry Goods in Adel, Iowa was the 3rd stop of the day. They had a lot of cool black and white prints. I have been collecting them for a while now to make a quilt. But, I haven't decided yet on a focal color to use. Any suggestions?

The last store of the day was Quilter's Cupboard in Ankeny, Iowa. They had some great bright floral prints. I had to really control myself here! I of course had to pick up a couple purple fabrics. Ahem-I have a little thing for purple...

The next day I stopped by Quilting Connection in Ames, Iowa. I finally found some eagle fabric for the back of little guys Brown Bear quilt. Yeah, I know those have nothing to do with each other, but he LOVES eagles! I had to pick up the Robert Kaufman Veranda Ten Square. Those fabrics were just so yummy. They also have some yardage that I might have to go back for when I figure out what I want to do with it.

The next day me and my big guy drove over to Jefferson, Iowa for their semi-annual quilt show. I picked up a few more things at the vendors that were there. There were a lot of great quilts to look at.

Here is my shopping buddy. After the quilt show we stopped at Dairy Queen for treats. He asked "Mom, when is the next quilt show that we can go to?" Ahh-Gotta love him!
Now I better finish cutting out the quilt for my dad. Me and my small group, Seams Sew Easy, have a challenge due at our meeting on Thursday. The challenge is to do a quilt or project from a book or magazine pattern that we have been wanting to do for awhile. I picked the fabrics and pattern out for this project almost a year ago, so it definitely qualifies. I'll already have one Christmas present done!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tricia. I saw the word raspberry over at lily's quilts and had to check you out. I will be back!