Have you been to the Calico Hutch in Hayward, MN? It’s a great shop. It’s actually a destination quilt shop as there really isn’t much else in the little town between Austin and Albert Lea Minnesota. Happily it is located between my house and my brother’s house.
Yesterday I told you that Hubby and I ventured out to get the rug loom that my brother found for me. Today I am going to tell you about my sweet husband who offered to stop at the quilt shop in Hayward. There really isn’t much for places for him to go while I shop so this was really nice of him to offer.
The shop is loaded with goodies.
I’ve seen this triangle baby quilt and have wanted to make it before.
The shop is really big. When looking at if from the outside, you’d never know how deep and big it is.
I saw this one with the tiny blocks and almost ran to see it. I couldn’t believe anyone would make a pattern with those TINY blocks. I was right. No one did. It’s a cheater cloth. The blocks were printed on the fabric.
This is the back classroom. People can still shop while class was on…I did.
They have LOTS and LOTS of wool projects. I really love them. Each time I reached out to grab a pattern I would have to remind myself that I don’t have flat surfaces to put these on!
Here is where I stopped and got serious about shopping. First off…this heart quilt is super cute. I need a baby girl quilt and it’s tempting. Then I saw the quilt on the right. I have wanted to make one of those for forever….forever. I’ve been afraid of inset seams. I “pulled up my big girl pants” and bought the pattern and the two templates to make it. It was so cute….Can you believe that the nine patches finish at 3″? I’m so excited to have this pattern in my home.
They had several paper piecing projects…. So cute.
The whole shop is a cuteness overload.
The store is a big Bernina dealer.
Hubby liked this wool mat….I think it’s the barns that caught his eye.
My grandparents on my Dad’s side both came from Sweden. Anything with Dala horses always catches my eye.
This was made by the same designer…If you look at each picture you can see that the kits are close by and easy to find. I love that about Calico Hutch.
How cute is this…
This bright colored one is a stunner.
I was tempted by this one but passed it up.
I do love the “Be Grateful”. I made plans to come home and see if there was a place in the house I could put that….oh, I loved it.
I have this….I bought the kit a different time I visited….I still haven’t made it. The good news is that I still love it!
This I love too.
We were in Minnesota territory so loons rule.
So much to see…so much to appreciate.
Before I die, these are on my bucket list.
So Hubby ended up coming in the shop to see if I was about done or if he had time for a nap. I was about done. As we were getting ready to head to the check out, he says…now that one I really like.
Yep…that one. The one in the entire store I liked the least. Ugh. Sometime I feel guilty that I should make something like this but honestly, I just don’t like it. Is that bad??
Anyway…that’s the tour. I love coming. They always have the best samples..best kits…and awesome service. If you haven’t been, add this shop to your bucket list.