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September 21st, 2013 by Annette

Shopping and Hopping – Day 2

Saturday was Part II of the Phoenix Quilt Shop Hop “Rally in the Valley”. Only two shops on the list (the two closest to my house – I had other errands on the agenda for the day) and again… two more stamps and two more bags. This time, though, I went in with a very specific goal in mind. I had picked three small quilts out of one of my pattern books and I bought fabric for them. Ok, I may have gotten a couple other things too, but at least I had purpose.

ETC – The first of my three quilts from 101 Fabulous Small Quilts.  As these are for me, I had no reservation in choosing colors *I* liked.

A couple other “also rans…”  Look!  A pair of coordinating fat quarters in colors I wouldn’t pick for myself!  lol

Quilter’s Oasis – easily my favorite shop with great great staff.  First, fabric for the second small quilt – quite patriotic


And for the third… the snowflake print on the bottom will be the center square and four triangles.  The medium snowflake print on the top is for backing.  Can I get it done for Christmas?  We shall see….

Of course, I couldn’t ignore everything else in the shop…. the flag is a kit (model in the shop was very cool).  The Hex N More ruler was the shop demo.

It was very interesting to see all the different variations of the Rally Quilt on display.  The one at Quilters’ Oasis was by far my favorite.  I’ll be keeping an eye out for the pattern to be available as I can see it as my first bed-sized quilt.  Someday.  Maybe when I have an actual sewing room…. ahh… one can dream.

Overall, we had a good time. There were some great shops that I will happily visit again and a couple that won’t see me until next year’s Hop thankyouverymuch. I did have a budget (which I thought was very generous) and stayed within it (barely). Next year, I’ll definitely try to increase it even if it means I’m not buying fabric for the rest of the year. LOL


One Response to “Shopping and Hopping – Day 2”
  1. More excellent stash enhancement! I look forward to watching you make stuff with it all!!! 🙂