Thursday, September 23, 2010

Stash Dash Part 2...

On Wednesday I met up with a few friends from my quilt bee and continued my Stash Dashing efforts.  Our plan was to go to the shops furthest away, which for us were Thimble Pleasures and Elegant Stitches

Thimble Pleasures is in Chapel Hill, NC and carries an amazing selection of batiks as well as other fabric.  However their fabric is pretty expensive.  Most of it was over $10 per yard which is more than I'm used to seeing.  But they were having a pretty good sale on half yard cuts of fabric and I bought several.

Purchases from Thimble Pleasures

I also found some McKenna Ryan fabric.  I don't usually see those around here and she makes some gorgeous gradated ones like this...

From Thimble Pleasures

Both Moses and David are very helpful sorting and taking pictures of my purchases.

From there we went to Elegant Stitches.  I've heard that they do mostly heirloom sewing but I was pleasantly surprised to see they also carry a bunch of quilting fabric, books, notions and pre-cuts.  I picked up a Bliss charm pack and some half yard cuts of more gradated fabric.  I think it will be perfect for appliqueing leaves and other elements in nature.

Purchases from Elegant Stitches
Then Jan, being way more travel savvy than me, mentioned that we were really close to one of our favorite quilt stores, Plain and Simple Quilt Shop, so we headed on over.  They're not participating in the Stash Dash but were having their own sales running.  I bought some of their wool and a Simple Abundance charm pack.  (Can you tell I have a thing for charm packs?)

Purchases from Plain and Simple Quilt Shop

I caught David in the midst of a big nap today and managed to take his picture.
David napping

Until later...

"The Lord is near to all who call on him." 
 Psalm 145:18 (NIV)

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