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Monday, June 26, 2017

Row-by-Row-Hopping Day 2

The Row-by-Row hop started on June 21st and will run till September.  I was able to make it around to 8 of the "closest" stores to me this past weekend.   On Saturday I made it to 5 different stores and had a fun time visiting them.   I was looking for background fabric that would work for the hatbox quilt I have started.  And also on the possibilities were more fabrics for the bear blocks I'm designing.

Here is what I came home with -

First stop was at Urban Spools.   It's a small shop and carries modern prints.  Looked at the fabrics but didn't find anything that would work for the hatboxes and nothing that struck my fancy.  Did get the free pattern though.










Next shop up was "Sew Let's Quilt It" and they have this cute row.  They included the already printed sign with their free instructions which was a really nice thing to do.  This shop is the closest one to where I work and is only about 3 miles north of my office.  Nice selection of fabrics in the store, but not real big.  They are located right next to a quilt retreat center there in the shopping center.

I did find a Moda Grunge that I will be using for the background for the pink string strips.  =) it is a dark brown with taupe and grey in it and really serves to pop the colors in the sashing on the hatboxes.





















Next up was "Not Your Mama's Quilt Shop" and it happens to be just two doors down from one of my favorite Sushi restaurants out here in the Dallas area.  Yes, I went back for an early supper - yum!!!  They specialize in modern fabrics as well.




Found two FQ's here in earth tone swirls that I will be using for the second version of a row for a blog hop that I'm designing.  Just waiting for the rest of my fabrics to arrive so that I can get started on that project again.










Next up was a new to me store called "Stitched with Love".   Nice sized store with a good selection of fabrics.

Found two FQ's for my bears, and a FQ to use as a hatbox.    Could have bought an iron-on transfer with the street names, but didn't really like the look.














Final store of the day was "Happiness is Quilting!" and it is one of the stores I like the best here in the area that I've been too.

Got their row and it's really cute.  Would make a cute banner for a baby's room.










 













This is the store that I came home with the most from.  They've recently moved into this location which had been occupied by a quilt store that went to online only in the last few months.  Gave them more room and more light.....love shopping here now.   Thankfully for my checking account is a hefty drive for me so I don't make the trip often.

Found several gold FQ's for use in American Hero Quilts, several brown ones & a 1/2 yd for use in the teddy bears, a lovely purple remnant and a remnant bag.    Yes.....a remnant bag.....they had quite a few pieces that were larger, along with some gold pieces that are big enough for me to cut cornerstones out of for a future project.




But the prize that I found in the scraps was this machine embroidered panel.   With a niece getting married (I'm waiting impatiently for him to propose....lol, she has no clue it's coming) in the near future this will make a perfect gift.  Now to figure out what to do with it.  =)

Once I left this store it was back to the restaurant for an early supper and then home.

Gratitudes:

1. for safe travels while I was out shop-hopping

2. for being able to splurge occasionally   =)








2 comments:

desertskyquilts said...

Such great rows and lovely bits and pieces you found. That embroidery piece is great! I know you'll think of the perfect thing - even just framing it would be nice.

Farm Quilter said...

Great fabrics!! Thanks for the heads-up on the row-by-row hop going on...I love the license plates as well as the patterns! Just an idea for that cool embroidery...what about making blocks for the guests at the wedding to sign (instead of a book) and using the embroidery as the centerpiece of the wallhanging containing those signed blocks? I have made 5 of them for our kids and my in-laws 50th anniversary party and they are well loved.