Wheeee! I just finished a road trip. The Maricopa County Independent Quilt Shops coordinated a Shop Hop recently, so many of us quilters in the Phoenix area were able to do some stash enhancement exercises. Of course, that that leads to SABLE…stash accumulation beyond life epectancy, LOL.
Show and Tell
If you’d like to see the video reveal of all my purchases, watch here:
I visited these shops, and you can visit their websites to shop online too!
Hummingbird Lane Fabrics – https://hummingbirdlanefabrics.com
Bernina Connection – https://www.berninaconnection.com
Modern Quilting – https://www.modernquilting.com
Quilted Country Bear – https://www.aquiltedcountrybear.com
The Other Quilt Shop – https://www.theotherquiltshop.com
Arizona Quilts – https://azquilts.com
Sun Valley Quilts – https://www.sunvalleyquilts.com
Stash Enhancement Plan
As I explained in this post, I like to shop with a plan. One of my high priorities was to find backings for some quilt tops. Success! I found a star-studded wideback for a patriotic quilt and a bright and cheery shade of green.
When I can’t find any yardage that begs to come home with me, I choose a few fat quarters. Of course, the blues are my go-to color, but I like to find fun novelty prints and neutrals as well.
I have been anxious to make another version of my Noble Stars pattern, which is available exclusively from the Patriotic Pincushion. The shop hop was a perfect time to find some striped fabrics and coordinates for a colorful remake of that quilt.
Kits and Cutters and Patterns, Oh My!
Shop hops are the perfect time to collect those items you have had on your “someday” list. The Little Fox quilt kit was one such item for me. I have been in love with that pattern since I first saw it over a year ago. I don’t have a recipient in mind, but I am sure that an occasion will appear, and I will be ready!
Each shop that participated in the shop hop offered a product demonstration. This thread cutter will make life much easier when I chain piece units, and it uses old rotary cutter blades. I love the repurposing aspect.
(By the way, the Fat Quarter Shop has these thread cutters, and you can support my small business if you purchse one from my affiliate link – thanks!)
Another pattern that I am drooling over is Starry Night, by Sew Kind of Wonderful. I collect Nativity Scenes, so it will be fun to make a quilted version.
One last impulse purchase was a Tula Pink layer cake. This is her Tiny Beasts collection and I just had to have it. I don’t buy full collections from anyone but Tula!! You can read about the time I met her in person in this post. Which fabric designers are you a fangirl of?
If it’s Thursday, that means it’s time for sharing! Please leave us a link to your blog. I love to visit other makers.