Oh dear! I should never go fabric shopping on my own.
Last week I decided that I wanted to hand quilt the top I made down at Sorrento. So first stop was a visit to Bustle and Bows for some Perle 8 and had a lovely natter with Shirley while I was there. All OK so far. Decided then that while out I should get the backing, and the obvious place would be Patchwork House – it’s close by and more than likely to have an appropriate fabric.
Saw the appropriate fabric as I walked in the door…. How good is that! It was sitting in the display in the window – knew it was perfect before I had the quilt top out of my bag! And an added bonus, the gorgeous Kathy was on duty, so had a good natter with her too. Then decided, might as well get binding while I’m here. But in my wanderings, my hands just happened to pick up bolts that my eyes said, “oh my!” to! So not only did I buy what I purposely went for….
Then I remembered I needed to get some binding to finish off the quilt from the Kaffe class in February, which meant, on the way home, stopping in at Sunspun (handy that it was on the home, huh?!)
Found the right fabric, but oh my, there was a queue to be served and that roving eye was tempted again. This shop is so FULL of colour, it’s really hard NOT to keep looking, picking up, browsing…..
The result being….
At least I left all the wool in the shop! I came home ready to prepare the binding to sew on, only to find that I’d chosen the wrong colour! Back to Sunspun, kept my eyes closed, bought the correct fabric and home to finish the quilt.
Love the pattern for the quilting
Next day on the way to sewing, decided, after 3 fruitless tries at other stores previously, that Gail B would probably have Leanne‘s Vignette #4. It was only going to be a little detour…… and, oh dear, there was another queue! From the corner of my eye, while waiting in line, I did happen to spot Aneela Hooey’s new range “Little Apples” which will be just perfect to add to my fabrics for the Medallion Quilt-A-Long (look Anna, look!!!). Aren’t they just gorgeous: I love the mix of turquoise, red and grey.
OK, deep breath, enough is enough. But no! B (I’ll blame him!), B wanted to get to golf early on Saturday and as it wasn’t worth going home after dropping him off I headed out to Miss Helen’s thinking I’d be too early and what could I do? What indeed!!
Luckily the car likes taking detours……
This detour led me to Attic Quilts which I hadn’t visited in quite some time. Marcia is about to make some changes to the store, and I arrived just before the carpenters – what timing!
Attic Quilts is such a pretty store::
This basket of ric rac was very tempting (no I didn’t!)
Marcia is known for her”pretties” fabrics
And this is what came home with me.