Monday, July 18, 2011
My younger son had a football camp to attend last week, so we took the opportunity to get out of the heat and visit family in northern Utah. The days were beautiful, the evenings were cool and crisp, and I had a couple of hours one afternoon to visit a couple of quilt shops and have lunch with my friend Lori! First stop was Material Girls where I got to say hi to Nadine and where I spied the "Vintage Dishes" quilt I pieced with Sew Cherry hanging in the shop!
Material Girls is one of the most amazing shops--there is inspiration everywhere you turn. It's almost overwhelming--I always find too many things I want!
This display of ric rac and trims was so cute in and of itself. Did I mention I love this shop? I was really hoping to find some of the Lecien Old New fabric, and Material Girls had a terrific selection!
Lori brought along a wonderful gift for me--her package was wrapped so beautifully that I waited until I took a picture to open it!
Inside was one of Lori's wonderful mini-design boards--sized just right for my Farmer's Wife quilt blocks. If you don't already follow Lori's blog, she has a great tutorial to make these design boards here and here. She's also been posting great tutorials and tips for drafting the Farmer's Wife blocks!
And here is what I bought at Material Girls...a few fat quarters of Sweet Broderie--this was the first time I'd seen this line in person, and I fell in love with it right away!
And I picked up a few fat quarters of the Old New fabric. I don't know if I could pick a favorite here...I love every piece of this collection!
More fabric...the fun "sewing" room fabric at the top left was a gift from Lori. The top right shows two Art Gallery fat quarters I picked up and a button print fabric I couldn't resist. The lower left fabric is by Lakehouse, and the lower right fabric is a print I ordered on-line after seeing it on Cindy's blog.
It was fun to get away, but it's also good to be home. Hopefully I'll get caught up with my comments and e-mails soon...and of course there is lots of sewing I want to do! Thanks so much for stopping by!