Sunday, April 22, 2012

Shop Hop Redux Round 1

Round 1 of the Nebraska quilt shop hop is completed!  We drove 260 miles and visited five shops, pictured in order:

Common Threads – Syracuse (love the tangerine and teal paint job and the batik quilt in the window)
Seams to Be – Plattsmouth (HUGE selection)
Needles I – Auburn (like walking into a quilt show---so many sample projects on display!)
Heavenly Treasures – Pawnee City-Hometown of Larry the Cable Guy (yup, it really was a church) 
Quilt Stitches – Beatrice (new shop with a modern vibe and LOTS of hand embroidery options and supplies—probably my favorite shop so far)

Gorgeous weather.  Bright blue skies.  Beautiful purple wildflowers were in full bloom.  And, of course, there was the fabric.  I think I showed REMARKABLE RESTRAINT.  I stayed under budget.  I was sorely tempted but resisted the hand embroidery supplies that were enticing me. 

The final photo shows some of my purchases (the others were for custom orders, so they don’t really “count”).  My favorite find of the day was at Quilt Stitches, where I discovered the fall leaf print with a coordinating small scale geometric print.  The fabric is from the new Leafhaven collection designed by Michele D’Amore for Benartex.  The music fabric is also fun—it will be a gift for a music teacher.  And the fat quarters – what can I say?  One can never have too many polka dots or black and white fabrics.

Round 2 is scheduled for Tuesday, April 24 - -only two more shops- -- The Cosmic Cow and The Udder Store.  Did we save the best for last?  Maybe so.  Stay tuned….

LeAnn aka pasqueflower


  1. This looks like so much fun and you had wonderful weather :)