Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Like a Kid in a Candy Store

My husband and I took a trip to Indianapolis not too long ago for fun, and I wanted to visit a shop my sister told me about called "Quilting Quarters".

I found it, finally, and wow-what a store that was! It was fabulous! It had wall to wall fabric selection of every color and pattern you can think of, it was sorted from fancy, seasonal, colors and all kinds of things. I wasn't expecting such overwhelming choices!

Now, when I think of quilting, I think of old ladies or a group of pioneers sitting in a circle talking about all the juicy things that are going on in the community while they stitch pieces of old nightshirts, worn dresses, and things of that nature...(not that I wouldn't mind being in on that.. )

While quilting is not my thing, (I wouldn't know where to start), it does seem like it would be like putting a jigsaw puzzle together...and I hate doing jigsaws!

I was there at that store because I use fabric with very small prints on it since my characters are so small, and finding fabric that will work is no "small" task... pun intended of course. And they had plenty of fabrics that suited the bill, but I couldn't buy them all...
I did limit myself though to about 5 or so swatches to buy since I knew that I can only use so much and a quarter yard of any fabric goes quite a ways for me.

I could easily spend all day at a fabric store , especially if they have a wide range of things to look at. It's almost as good as going into a bakery...er, but maybe not quite!


The Empty Envelope said...

Awesome! I love fabric stores too even though I don't seem to have any knack for sewing. I just like fabric. But the hunt is half the fun!

Susan said...

Debbie, thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. I am always trying something new, I tend to get bored quickly with my work. I noticed that you said you didn't like jigsaw puzzles. I am exactly like that, I will do tiny bead work, or chainemaille, but I don't have the patience to do puzzles. By the way, here is another to add to your list...Have your ever sprayed your hair with deodorant instead of hairspray? It has been done. Take care and stop by often. Susan

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun day.I loveeeeeee quilts I have a gorgeous one on my bed.Sometime I would love to try and make one.Start out small maybe with a baby quilt.Love picking fabric.

Kristen Hermanny said...

I love fabric stores too, and I don't sew. There is one by my parent's house in Wisconsin. It is called Primitive Gatherings. Gorgeous stuff, and wools and vintage fabrics and all kinds of fun stuff. I have to touch everything when I am in this store. I do punch needle sometimes, and I get my supplies through this store. They have gorgeous fabrics. I could look all day.

MinisOnTheEdge said...

I Love these dolls!! They are so cute!! I just posted an Award for you on my blog! Please stop by and pick it up sweet heart! ~ Tracy