Quilt Shop Tour: One Block Over

Last weekend Kelli and I met in West Union with a mission to find fabric to finish our mystery quilts.  She was out of a fabric…me, I was looking for border fabric.

When I last left you, my mystery quilt was this far along and I wanted more of a border on it to make it larger and give it more of a finished look.


Mid mystery I thought I was going to run out of neutral fabrics.  When Hubby was in town, I called ahead to the quilt shop and requested that they cut as many quarter yard cuts of neutral as they could.  He would pick them up.  The quilt shop I called was awesome and had these all cut and ready for him when he walked in the door.  Impressive!


Well the quilt shop that did that for me is One Block Over in West Union, Iowa.  The shop is only about 25 minutes from my house.  I have not gone to the shop very often as there is nothing else in the town as far as shopping that attracts me.  When I called I honestly didn’t even know that they had batiks.  I’m so happy that they did.

Well Kelli and I thought that if they had all of these neutral batiks, maybe they lots of other batiks as well. So…off we went.

Here I am with my bag and project in my bag. Once in the store it was our mission to find the batiks.  There were lots of distractions along the way…..Halloween fabric.  I was so tempted.  I’m working on a Halloween quilt right now.This was a fun rendition of the classic Yellow Brick Road pattern….oh cozy pretty flannels…YUM! The shop isn’t very big but nicely laid out so there’s still lots to looks at. Threads…cute clothing patterns…oh my!
They have the complete collection of Jinny Beyer fabrics. WOW pretty…don’t you think? Peppered cottons…I love them.
Check out these pretties. Novelty prints and tones on tones. Who doesn’t love a quilt shop visit? We got side tracked by this fun quilt.  Kelli bought a kit to make this quilt but hasn’t gotten to it yet.
Kelli’s here showing off some cute little projects. AH…We made it to the batik section!! We made it!!  Unfortunately they didn’t have what I was looking for.  SHUCKS.
I recognized the neutrals…they are the ones the shop cut for me and Hubby picked up.

We did buy a couple pieces of fabric…I’ll show you them in the stash report tomorrow.

It was a fun little shop to visit.  It’s just changed owners so it will be fun if the shop continues as is or if the news owner will have their own little twist on quilting.  That will give me another reason to stop back in a few months.  I promise I’ll grab some pictures again.

I am doing to do a 1-5 rating system….five being the best-I’m going to be stingy with my fives.  This is just my impression on the day I visited and took pictures.
Warm and Friendly: 4 The gal who waited on us was friendly.
Selection of Goods: 3 I expect this to rise with new owners.
Neat and Organized: 4
Cozy and Cute: 3
Parking:  4
Outside Appeal: 3

7 thoughts on “Quilt Shop Tour: One Block Over”

  1. I was just given a cut of cute Halloween fabric that I don’t need. Do you need more for your quilt? I’d be happy to send it your way.

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