21 Aug Shop Hop Report
We had a great time on our custom shop hop yesterday. Even some pretty serious rain and lightning didn’t slow us down. Our first stop was Sew Unique Threads in Battle Creek. What a wonderful quilt shop! Lots of great modern fabrics and lines we all loved. Most of us just about broke our budgets at this first store, but nobody was complaining.
Next we went to Bernina Sewing Center in Kalamazoo. A more traditional fabric selection, but nice. The ladies at Bernina pointed us to Field’s Fabrics just down the road. I had been to a Fields Fabrics in Holland, MI before, but didn’t realize there was one in Kalamazoo too. Apparently, there are seven of them in western Michigan. Field’s is the first fabric store I have been to in ages that had clothing fabric nice enough to make me want to go back to my garment sewing roots. We had also planned to go to Quilts at the Marshall House in Marshall, but it was too late by the time we left Field’s.
So, here is what I got! Clockwise from the top left green fabric: Both the green and the white on the left are a check fabric from Origins by Basic Grey (Moda), the charm pack is Jovial by Basic Grey; the white underneath it is also from the Jovial line, a white “grunge” type; next some soft teals – Grunge by Basic Grey (Moda), Natures Elements and Floral Elements by Art Gallery, a teal dot from Natural Effects by Michele D’Amore (Marcus); Bahama Blue and Pink Kona cottons; the uneven black, white and dark grey stripe is Dilly Dally by Me and My Sister (Moda), the even black and white stripe is from Sis Boom by Jennifer Paganelli (Westminster) and finally, a fat quarter of Lotus by Amy Butler! Whew!
The white grunge, the teals and the Konas are all for in progress projects – the rest is stash buying or because I just couldn’t resist 🙂 Now I need to take a break from the fabric buying and get to some serious sewing!