Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ahhhhh Broadbent's

Until 6 months ago we lived in Utah County. When we moved her to Davis County I realized how good Utah County quilters have it as far as quilt shops go. We lived about 5 minutes away from Broadbent's. Broadbent's has got to be my favorite quilt shop. The ladies in charge of choosing which fabric they sell do such a great job of getting a variety of fabrics that appeal to each person. I just love their selection.

This weekend we were down in Utah County as my husband's step-sister and her husband were sealed. On the way home we stopped by Broadbent's. I bought the rest of my blue fabric for the block exchange. Moda Essential Dots in blue. Hopefully I also got enough for binding. For our anniversary in December my husband gave me a layer cake book. I have been waiting and waiting for Sweet to come out so that I can make one of the patterns in there. I was so excited to see it. I had called around in Bountiful and none of the stores there had it.

They also had Flag Day Farm. They didn't have a layer cake or honey bun of it which is what I was looking for so I didn't buy any, but I have also been waiting to see that fabric so I could make Sugar Sweet Swirls. It was fun to see all of the fabric on the bolt though.... and it made me want it even more.

I also bought a new iron this weekend. My old one died on Friday.... or rather I thought I might die if I used it again. I was ironing some blocks for the swap when I saw a spark. It had come from the cord. Apparently the cord was so worn that the wires were coming through. I unplugged it and that is why this new iron is now joining us. It's quite a bit heavier than my old iron, but who doesn't need to workout while they quilt?

6 comments:

flora said...

Thanks for your kind words about Broadbent's. Those of us who work there think it is the best too.! Fabric buyers are Janice and Laurel, and I think they have the most wonderful "eye". Glad you stop by while in town.
Next time, tell us you are 'silver scissors!" Again our thanks.

Nedra said...

I love Broadbent's too! You asked if I hand quilted the Grandmother's Flower Garden. It was hand quilted, but not by me. I hired a grandma in Cedar Hills to do it. Worth every penny and she did a wonderful job.

Carol said...

I love your Layer Cake...have fun!

erica e said...

ah, yes, broadbents. i miss it. i love that fig tree pattern you aare going to make. and glad to hear you got a new iron. Scary!

girlsmama said...

While I only visit Broadbents a couple times a year I live in the south end of Utah county and I LOVE all the shops.

To find your Moda pre-cuts my fav online source is fatquartershop.com

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I couldn't resist that layer cake either! Isn't broadbents wonderful. I love them all there.