Sunday, September 11, 2011

First Weekend of the Shop Hop

So.. the shop hop has begun! We had a lot of fun! Yesterday we only went to one shop because we did not have much time to play- so we went to Close to Home in Orange. They made the whole shop hop quilt and it looks great!

Today we visited 5 shops. First we went to Dot's Quilt Shop in Prospect. It is the cutest shop and the ladies are so nice. They are also giving away a cute pin cushion- you get to pick your own but they are all made out of dot fabric! So sweet!

I forgot to take a picture of her block:( I will have to go back! And what did I buy? Fabric with dots! A great blue by Lakehouse.

Then we headed up to close to Home in Southington. Love their new location- so bright and open. They had the Charter Oak block.

Then it was on to Lisa's Clover Hill. Always fun to go there- I never walk away empty handed! she has made the whole quilt too- and she had the corn block! Love the corn fabric she used- she even ordered it to have to give away and it is all already gone! I managed to take a few of the scraps!

Then we drove up to Sew Inspired in Simsbury. of course, we had to have lunch at Peaberry's. Their soups and sandwiches are wonderful. Sew Inspired also made the whole quilt and they used all solids in the blocks and the only print was the border. What a great look!Both Charmion and I got some fun pear fabric by Riley Blake... oh the projects we will make!

And then we flew down the road to Quilting by the Yard in Vernon! They have two quilts displayed- mine and then Caroline's made using a completely different setting. I just love her quilt!

and of course, we can't visit a quilt shop and not pick up a few things...

And then it was on to home, planning all the great projects we are going to work on! What a great adventure!

Can't wait for next weekend!

Happy quilting

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful blog! I'm new to quilting and just happened to stumble across your blog. I will certainly bookmark it!


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