Monday, August 10, 2015

Stash Building

Did I have a good vacation?  You be the judge.


Lots of new fabrics to add to the stash!  I visited two shops I have never been to.  The first one was Sew'n Place in the Fayetteville, Pa. area on Route 30.  Nicely displayed fabric with plenty of light so the fabrics were easy to see.  The second one was a visit to Lolly's in Shipshewana, Indiana.  More reproduction fabrics in one shop than I have seen anywhere else!  I made a repeat visit to a quilt shop in Sugarcreek, Ohio called Swiss Village Quilts.  I think the owners are probably Menonite.  Good prices on fabrics at this shop but not a lot of the newer fabrics.  We also ate at the Amish style restaurant in Walnut Creek which is always good.

I am working on two wall hangings but cannot share either one with you at this time.  Both are for swaps I am particpating in.  I will do another post in a few days and share a project that I started but not enough done to look like much.

I purchased the templates to make a quilt like this.


It is called "Jolene Star".  I still need to purchase the pattern.  Would make a nice table topper or work on making the edges squared.  I have to think about it a bit.

Take time to sew today!
Karen

32 comments:

audrey said...

Yep, looks like a good vacation to me! I love searching for new-to-me good fabrics.:)

em's scrapbag said...

Good finds on the fabric. Love the cheddar pieces!

julieQ said...

Oh pretty!! Hurrah for stash building! I like that pattern for the star...and I have a ruler that would work wonderfully!

belarmina said...

Que buenas y aprovechadas vacaciones, buen lote de telas!!!
la estrella se ve preciosa
saludos

WoolenSails said...

Great fabrics to build your stash, I love to shop when we are on trips, that is the best souvenir for me too;)

Debbie

Aunt 'Reen said...

Great fabric finds on your vacation trips!
I like the Jolene's Star pattern you plan to make.
It will be fun to see what fabrics you choose for it it!

Kaaren said...

Awesome fabric choices, Karen. Right up my alley!

Vic in NH said...

Yippee for the new fabrics! They are so pretty and I love your neutrals, too!

Dawn said...

Fantastic vacation in a great part of the U.S. looks like a fun stack of fabrics,

Jeanna said...

Nice additions to your stash. Sounds like a great vacation!

Kyle said...

Looks like you had a good time. Great looking cheddar. It will be fun figuring out what to do with them....someday.

sunny said...

Oh my gosh - I could have met you at Sew 'n Place!!!! Looks like you had a good trip. Enjoy all those new fabrics.

Janet O. said...

Definitely a good vacation. Purples and cheddars--grab 'em when you can!!
That star pattern is a new one on me.

Karen said...

It's always fun to see what other people buy. You've got some good ones.

Julierose said...

You lucked out on your trip---pretty fabrics...hugs, Julierose

Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Karen,
you did have a great vacation, I see.
Greetings,
Sylvia

cityquilter grace said...

excellent vacation i'd say...

andsewon said...

Nice fabric buys! Love them all. Sounds like a super fun vacay!
Lola

Mary Burns said...

Oh wow Karen great fabric pics...always a new project right? I've got to stop buying! Lol. Glad u had a great vacation...hugs mary

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Looks like you found some fun fabrics to add to your stash and that pattern will be a great way to use some of them!!

Ruth said...

Some very lovely fabrics there and I love that quilt pattern! Makes me want to explore shops I haven't been to since I moved to Oregon - and there are a lot of them!

quiltsbycheri said...

a wonderful summer for sure!

Dixie said...

Looks like you had an amazing time! I spied some really great "old" fabs - the best part about visiting somewhat obscure quilt shops is you can find some golden oldies!

moosecraft said...

Your Jolene Star quilt is beautiful! Lovely additions for your stash too!

Barb said...

great new fabrics - glad you had a nice trip!

CecileD said...

Great choice of fabrics!! And I love the quilt you are going to make !!!
Have a lovely day !

Lori said...

I was wondering why you've been so quiet. A vacation is way better than being sick! Love your purchases.

Rebecca in AK said...

Looks like you purchased some wonderful fabrics. So glad you had a good vacation. I can' wait to see what you have been working on!

Tammy said...

Definitely an excellent vacation in my opinion. Gorgeous fabrics!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Looks like you had fun shopping! Especially love the reds and cheddars you chose.

Anonymous said...

Yummy fabrics!

Grammy said...

Looks like you had my favorite kind of vacation! I love your new fabrics!!