Summer Holiday: Quilt Shop Purchases

Of course when you visit new quilt shops while on vacation, it is impossible to leave the shops empty handed. There are always some wonderful treasures that follow you home!

This was a free pattern that I got from Quilters Haven. The pattern is for a nine patch quilt. I don’t necessarily need the patternto make the quilt, but I thought what was included on the pattern was cute. “Relax! This simple little baby quilt, unlike a baby, will not take you nine months to complete. But, it is the perfect pattern to make up quickly for the baby quilt you should have started nine months ago when your friend told you she was pregnant.”
I underestimated how long it would take to finish the handwork I took along on my trip. I found myself halfway through my holiday and without handwork. I headed down to the local quilt shop in Weyburn and picked up the supplies and pattern to make this cute wall hanging. This pattern is called, “Quiltmakers” and is from, The Freckles Collection.

These are the fabrics that I couldn’t resist. First, the perfect souvenir of my trip, a collection of Thimbleberris fat quarters from the “Greetings from Canada” line.
The second piece of fabric was a fat quarter depicting jelly beans and licorice allsorts. I also picked up three thirties reproductions fabrics to add to my growing collection.
The fabric at the bottom of the picture was a chicken and wheat print from the “Cockle-Doodle-Doo!” collection by Bonnie Sullivan. I wanted fabric that depicted wheat to commemorate my visit to Saskatchewan, The Wheat Province. When I found fabric that had both wheat and chickens, I knew it had to come home with me.
I picked up this pattern from a Saskatchewan artist that features grain elevators.
This table topper pattern was designed by the folks at the Quilt Patch.
The Folded Snowflake pattern is from another Saskatchewan quilter, D J Richards. I also picked up this book by Billie Lauder. This book was the inspiration for my recent challenge project. Sorry, no pictures yet. The reveal will be at our guild’s quilt show at the end of October and so I am sworn to secrecy until then.

3 thoughts on “Summer Holiday: Quilt Shop Purchases

  1. I think quilters all think alike. I seal my vacation memories in fabric purchases as well. Love the candy fabrics. On another note, I’ve been reading your blog for a long time and would like to introduce you to mine; only 3 weeks old. I’m at under the name Samadhi.

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