Saturday, September 17, 2011

More shop hopping!

Wow! We have been having so much fun!
Elizabeth came up from Annapolis to visit some of the shops with me. Friday we got in the car and first went into New Haven to Knit New Haven. I know, they are not on the shop hop, but we had a lot of fun!

Then we headed up to Dot's since I forgot to take pictures there- isn't the apple block great?

And here are their other blocks.

She decided to make them into a couple of smaller quilts.

And she had the best apples- I just got my braces off Wed after 2 years so it was my first apple in 2 years! Yumm!

Then we popped over to Yankee Cloth in Wallingford. What a great shop- I have been working on the Civil War blocks that Barbara Brackman posts each Sat on her website- and they have such a great selection!
This is their quilt. I love seeing everyone's quilts!

We had a great day.

Today (Sat), Elizabeth, Charmion and I went on a cross country trek. First it was off to Yankee Quilter to visit our very good friends Barb and Cheryl. Who doesn't love them and their shop? I am there often, so you wouldn't think that I could find any new stuff to get but I never walk away empty handed! And neither did Elizabeth or Charmion! They picked up kits for a great pumpkin block.

And doesn't their block look great? The grapes look just perfect on the shop hop fabric as the background.

Then it was off the Thomaston and The Fabric Bug. It was our first time there- they were so friendly and what a fun shop. Love their quilt!

Then we drove to New Milford to check out Quilter's Corner. Becky's shop always has a ton fat quarters- and of course, we picked up a few goodies there as well. Here is her block.

From there we traveled down to Danbury and popped in at the Fabric Tree. They did something different with their block- they put is on a bucket bag! How fun is that? I can't wait to make one of these! And I won a bag of fusible batting- Fusi-Boo by Fairfield. That will be a lot of fun to try.

(And I know the picture is turned- I can't seem to fix it.)

And then it was down to Ridgefield and Quilter's Alley. Their block is on the shop hop fabric as well- so cute!You should see the cute pattern and fabric Charmion got there!

Every shop is so different- and we were able to find treasures at each spot. Fabric, patterns, tools... This had been a great adventure!

Tomorrow we are off to a few more shops- not sure if we can make it to all of them as we have some other obligations, but we will get to a couple at least!

Happy quilting!
Kate and Elizabeth

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