Yesterday, I ended up visiting a couple of local quilt shops. These are the last, I swear.
The first, Island Threads, I have blogged about before. Today was special because they had a sale begin today. I am almost never here for the sales. This was particularly good because they had selected fabrics from 30%-70% off. I bought 2 pieces for only $2.60 a yard! And 3 of the fabrics at $3.40 per yard! This trip has been great for buying quilt backings. I have about 5 quilts covered. The black with the hot pink dots was picked out by DD1. She wants matching tops made for her and her sister. She somehow always convinces me to make her stuff IF she happens to come to the quilt shop with me.
The second place I stopped was on the way home from shopping at Sam's Club and Target. The girls had been good but I was 'done' for the day....or so I thought. I thought that until I was slowing down for a traffic light and spotted the new Quilters Cottage.
What? new quilt shop??? woohoo.....I swiftly changed lanes and turned around. It was 4:15pm...so I knew I had some time. Well as you can see I did find some cool stuff. Since it is a new shop, ALL the fabrics are new...from Fall 2007 quilt market I am sure. They have Posh, Strawberry Lemonade, Lakehouse Cherry Baby, basically every new line of fabrics that I want. But I tried to be good...considering this whole vacation has been one awesome shopping experience. You can see in the pic that I bought 2 patterns from Bunny Hill Designs...well I had been planning on buying them from the Fat Quarter Shop but they were gone by the time I placed my order. So these jumped right in my hands. I don't regret any of my purchases I can tell you that.
And what you really came to see is the funniest little girls ever. While mommy quickly skipped around the fabric shop my girls found the trash!....fabric strips from cutting fat quarters. DD2 especially had a ball.
Notice she has one sock on and one off? well that is pretty much how she was the whole day..she kept taking the sock off..so I left it off!
As did DD1...those silly girls.....
A few more pics inside...
This is just a glimpse of the store and a special quilt made by my friend...a gal working in the shop happens to know 2 of my friends and clued me in that Karen
And the Posh fabrics that called to me once I saw how lovely they were in person.
So whew what a week. I am shopped out. But get this, my friend Marilyn no-blog called and said she wants to go to the new quilt shop today!!!!!!!