Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday Stash : VT Shop Hop Haul

This weekend I had the chance to visit two semi-local shops as part of the 2015 Vermont Shop Hop with a local friend.  Living in northern new England it can be difficult to find fabrics that appeal to my more modern color pallet and design ascetic.  I usually purchase fabrics online and make it work for the design I have in mind.  I also believe that this is why I naturally gravitate towards a more scrappy look in my quilts.  However I was able to get some great things yesterday.  First some pictures from the our day.

Waterwheel House Quilt Shop had an amazing array of Kaffe Fasset fabric!
Seriously drool worthy.  There is even more on the wall behind me in this picture!

I just loved this quilt in the book Quilt Talk, by Sam  Hunter.

Gracie, the resident guard dog welcoming party at Waterwheel House Quilt Shop,
was so tired from all that shop hopping!  Luckily they provided us
with snacks to keep us going strong!

I was so excited to see this wall of Cotton + Steel fabrics at Country Treasures
Quilt Shop
.  They even had some hard to find prints from the first release!

Right next door to Country Treasures we found this gem with my name on it!
(Back up plan if this whole corporate job thing doesn't work out perhaps??)

It was a fun day!  We took back roads to the first shop and had fun admiring all of the country towns along the way.  We also stopped at the Vermont Country Store on our way home and got to taste test all kinds of yummy cheeses and snacks.  Enough of that though.  You want to see what I brought home with me!

 Waterwheel House has the best bundles.  I pickup up this amazing warm spectrum shot cotton bundle for 20% off.  I also bought the book Quilt Talk.  Waterwheel House always sells their books for 25% off.  That price made it worth it for me.  I can't wait to dive in and start some word piecing!

I also found this amazing 100 Piece charm pack of the Denyse Schmidt Moderns Solids.  I can't even begin to describe how soft these solids are.  I started right in on Saturday afternoon when I got home and started making 1" hexis with them.  If I use the whole pack I'll end up with 400 EPP Hexis!  Eeekkk!  I'm thinking about making a modern hexi quilt, using the tutorial from Modern Handcraft.

This Robert Kaufman fabric is part of the Fusions Ombre Collection.  It will be the backing for the commission quilt i'm working on finishing up this week.  I'll have more details to share about that at a later date.

I used up the last of my Heather Ross Nanny Bee fabric last week on a quilt for a good friends school auction.  I was so excited to find more of it at Waterwheel House!  I also got this Kaffe Fasset 1/8 of a yard cut for super cheap.  Loved the colors!

Finally, at Country Treasures I found these great Cotton + Steel fabrics.  They still had the metallic arrows from the Melody Miller Mustang collection on the bolt.  It's been so hard to find I instantly grabbed it when I saw it.  I also found this lovely and rich Cotton Lawn by Alexia Marcelle's Hatbox collection.  I used some of the lawn in my Two Birds, One Stone quilt and was really impressed with how soft and nice to work with it was.  In a moment of luck they gave me a 1/2 yard free because the bolt had been cut in the middle!  Win!  Finally from the August collection by Sarah Watts I found this cute lion print.  I'm going to use it to make fabric baskets for the locker I share with my Mom at  the gym.

Linking up with Sunday Stash.


  1. What a great little shop hop! I love the lazy dog at the Waterwheel....I might want to be him in my next life. lol

  2. What a great trip/quest to find modern in the north! I love that lion print from cotton + steel.

  3. How fun to get to go to such beautiful shops with a friend! I am amazed at how calm and zen your photographs of the shops look; I am guessing they were quite busy! You picked up some lovely fabrics, and the metallic arrows in particular are a great find!

  4. Great finds! I love the Fusions Ombre Fabric you bought, I hadn't seen that collection before! And Quilt Talk looks so fun!

  5. Oh what a fun shop hop adventure! So many fun prints and bold colors to work with here.


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