Thursday, August 03, 2006

Fabric Shopping

David's mom and step-father have been in town for a few weeks. They bought an RV this year, and are staying in Plymouth, about an hour from us. We've been going up to visit once in a while (and then the boys stay over for a few days), and we went yesterday, to play for the day.

While the two older boys swam with Grampa Vic, Nancy and I went to a quilt shop in Plymouth: The Sewing Basket. What a darling shop! The ladies there were so friendly and helpful, and were busy offering everyone lemonade, as the air conditioning wasn't working very well. I had brought the pinwheel blocks for advice, and they recommended that I use a coordinating blue to replace the koi print for the half-square triangles in the pinwheels.

I found this fantastic koi print (yes, another koi print. I told you, I love asian prints, especially koi). I will either do a skirt, or just throw some borders on it and have a whole cloth quilt. Maybe an AB Swing Bag too. I have 2 yards.

This little packet of fat quarters was too cute to pass up. Only $12 too! I also picked up a new book: Positively Pineapple. I have always loved pineapple quilts, but I just loathe paper piecing, so I've never made one. This book uses the Pineapple Rule, and there happened to be a class on this exact book going on, so I got to see it in action! Of course, I ordered one.

We all had a lovely day yesterday. The boys are staying up there until tomorrow, when we go to the State Fair, and I'll get to see if I won anything.

1 comment:

sewingsuzee said...

The blue rocks - it'll be perfect!

The fabrics are great. In general, I don't *do* blue (I have two full stash boxes each of green and red, but not much blue!), but you've found some that I think are swell.