Monday, April 09, 2012

Little Quilts = joy

One of the highlights of our spring break 2700 mile road trip was this...
Little Quilts in Marietta, GA.
The first quilt book that I ever bought was "Little Quilts: All Through the House" by the owners of Little Quilts.
The first quilt that I ever finished was the log cabin from their book.

This was before I knew how to use a rotary cutter or ruler, so I cut the strips with scissors.
I even 'hand' quilted it. It turned out wonky to say the least.
Anyway, I have nearly every pattern that Little Quilts sold.
I had always hoped that one day I would get there.
And sure enough I did!
It was awesome.
I mean just packed with fabric, samples, patterns, books...and on and on.
It wasn't just primitives or civil war as it appears.
They had Kaffe, Moda, 1930's and baby quilt prints.
An eclectic mix.
Here's my loot.
I wanted a couple of souvenirs so I picked one of their project bags with their logo
and a collectable shop button.
And this lace and printed ribbon.
Check out the thread, sewing machine and scissors on that's only 3/8" wide!
I LOVE it.
So that was a highlight of the trip...
we had other good times too, but more on that in another post.


Cindy said...

Little Quilts is one of the quilt stores I shop at. Love all the quilt stores in Atlanta. Glad you stopped by.

Needled Mom said...

What a fun highlight!!! It looks like a fantastic stop too.

Kristi said...

Me too! I was living in the middle of nowhere, but Little Quilts was available at the local library. I would check it out almost every visit. What a great book!

Susanne Tyree said...

OH you lucky gal! I bought 2 of their Little Quilt books years ago and absolutely love them. I even called there once to ask a couple of questions. If I ever get down to Georgia I plan to make that one place to stop. They will have to push me out the door at closing time, lol
Susanne :)

Gari in AL said...

Your "loot" looks like fun in the making. I just unearthed and washed my first quilt. It has so many "mistakes" but even now I just love it. It got me started and I never looked back.

Jody said...

So glad you enjoyed Little Quilts! It is one of my LQS and I love it. You were very close to two other great quilt shops, Little Red Hen and Tiny Stitches. Love my LQS!

Karen said...

Lucky you! I have always wanted to go there, but alas, have not as of yet. Maybe someday! Glad you visited the!

Heartsdesire said...

Like you, my first quilt book was Little Quilts: All Through the House. I made all of the quilts and looked through it almost daily. In fact, I wore it out and had to buy a new Wish I lived close enough to shop at the store. A visit is definitely on my bucket list.