Saturday, 31 May 2008

Mini Shop Hop

Had a fun day visiting three local quilt shops. Probably took home more than I should have .... but most of my purchases were on my list. I have been looking for some nice cream/light fabric for stitcheries for quite a while and found these two at Cranberry Crafts in Ulverstone. The one on the left is called Heirloom Romance by Crabapple Hill Studio. They look much nicer than this photo shows. I'm finding it harder to take good photos as winter approaches - the light is definitely different to when I started blogging over summer.

Next are some red fabrics by Judie Rothermel. I found Spirit of the Season (left) at Cranberry Crafts and Rocky Mountain Quilts 2 (right) at Picture Patchwork in Latrobe. The reds are much deeper in real life.

I need them to back and bind this tablerunner - just a little peek.

And couldn't resist these two fat quarters - again by Judie Rothermel and from The Merrimack Collection. Divine.

While at Picture Patchwork, I signed up for a quilt-as-you-go log cabin class on July 5th. Have done log cabins before - there is a queen size foundation pieced log cabin flimsy in a box under my bed! - but never quilt-as-you-go. Sure it will be lots of fun. The sample on display in the shop is done in nice reproductions and shirtings ... Gorgeous. I have plenty of similar fabrics in my stash - can't wait to start. Hope you had time for some stitching today.


  1. Hello Christine, I think it's only fair to buy something if you go into a quilt shop! Lovely fabrics and I look forward to seeing the completed runner, it looks very pretty.

  2. What nice fabric and your table runner looks very interesting!!!..
    Quilt as you go started one last year at Cottage On the Hill....I love it why haven't I finished it..oooppps maybe I forgot about it...

  3. Your table runner is lovely and also the fabrics.
    Kind regards,

    Sonnja & Beertje Zonn
    from the Netherlands

  4. That table runner is beautiful! I can't wait till you post a pic of teh rest of it! Great new fabrics you got too!

  5. Christine
    I love love love your table runner.. and the civil war fabrics as well, aren't they just yummy???

    and you have to support the economy by buying fabric!!!

  6. Great fabrics you picked up!!! Guess you must have had a lot of fun on your mini shop hop! And I had fun reading your post - Rose took me to both Cranberry Crafts and Picture Patchwork, so this brought back some memories :o)

    Love your little peek of the red and white summer garden table runner! It will be gorgeous!

  7. You picked up some wonderful fabrics! The table runner is very intriguing!

    For the photography in winter, try using a "natural" light bulb like those in an Ott lamp. I did that throughout our winter and found that I hardly ever had to turn the flash on.

  8. Sounds like you had fun and found some great fabric.Your table runner looks lovely, cant wait to see it finished.

  9. I love the civil war fabrics and your redwork looks lovely.

  10. I love all your fabric choices and the table runner looks like it will be awesome. Can't wait to see the whole thing.

  11. Loved your shop hopping...Great fabrics...I ´ve started to like Judys fabrics more and more...might even buy some in the future...;D
    Your tablerunner is going to be wonderful...good luck..

  12. Your red-work version of Rose's looks great! I look forward to see it finished!

  13. Oooh, that table runner so, so gorgeous. I absolutely love it.
    I need to see the whole thing though.
    Was that a purchased pattern or did you put it together from your own ideas?


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