Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Shop Hop

This weekend I went to three shops for Shop Hop. The first I went to was American Quilting in Orem. I love all their simple, but sooo cute quilts. There was one quilt near the front of the store that was appliqued flowers though that I love. However, I'm not much of an appliquer, so I did not buy the pattern. I am still thinking about that quilt though. It reminded me of something I'd find in my grandma's closet.

I did buy this fabric there. The peach is Fig Tree's Dandilion Girl. I will use it in the sashing and boarder when I make the Jelly Stars quilt. The three fat
quarters are because I love 30's fabric and my current 30's quilt has yellow. I love the yellow one with the cherries. It's quite old, but I have bought it several times in yellow, blue and pink. I'm almost out though and saw one last fat quarter so I bought it. I believe it came out about 3 years ago and I'll be sad when it's gone. Do any of you do that? Buy your favorite fabrics again?

The next store I went to was Corn Wagon. I love this store which seems to have a little of everything. I bought the blue fabric for the body of and apron and the
stripe for the ruffle. The ric rac for the trim. I loved the quilt on the cover of
the magazine. It has a y-seam though and I've never done that before. We'll see how and when that one comes.

I also bought this pattern for a stuffed frog. My boys will love it. I made my
oldest a bear when he was about 2 and cannot find the pattern anywhere. He loves it though, but I've been wanting to make another one. I'll now be making frogs instead.

Last I went to Cherry Tree Cottage in Spanish Fork. I bought more apron fabric.

At Corn Wagon I also bought a few more fat quarters of Prarie Paisley. I have 9 blocks done now of 12. I was hoping to finish this afternoon, but a realtor called to show our house so I cleaned instead.

Now to think about the stash quilt. Not quite sure what I'll do. Most likely a baby quilt. Either one of red and white fabric that I saw several years ago in a magazine or one of 30s fabric. We'll see.


erica e said...

yes, i buy fabric over and over because i love it and just need to own it. no plans for it. i just need it. :)
and i saw that pattern on that magazine too and loved it. its so cool isn't it?
i think we have very similar tastes in quilts and fabrics. :)
can't wait to see your prairie paisly blocks!

Nedra said...

I started my Summer Stash Challenge quilt today too! Thanks for sharing your experience with Shop Hop. Because I couldn't go this year, the blogs have made me feel included. -Nedra

eileen said...

Yes, I am always sad when my favorite fabric gets down to the end.
Love dandelion girls! Yellows and greens are really making a come-back.
All of your shop op goodies were a treat to see.