Coming up this Saturday I am doing a review of the Quiltmaker’s Shoppe in Manchester, Iowa. Here’s a sneak peak of what I got there.
Kelli and I both had a few things we were shopping for when we went. I think that’s a good habit to be in otherwise I end wanting it all!! Here it is…..
We were both looking for fabric for the Bonnie Hunter mystery. I am slightly changing colors but not a lot. I am taking the coral to melon and changing it to coral to orange…no pinkish colors at all. I was short on browns so was very happy to find some. I am using all batiks….Kelli is too…Connie too.
I also found this piece. I really love it. I have Bonnie Hunter’s Scrap Crystal quilt mostly cut out. I haven’t touched it since spring (maybe longer). If I remember correctly I don’t have borders and sashing for it. This would work really well so I bought it in case….if it doesn’t go in that quilt, it will make it’s way into another. The picture doesn’t show it the best but there is a hint of green in it too.
The last thing I bought was this…Transfer-Eze.
Remember I bought this pattern at River Road Quilt Shop?
I want the transfer-eze to do the stitching along the bottom of the little “Home” pillow. I’ve put this on hold waiting for a chance to shop and get the transfer-eze.
So that’s what I added to stash. I’m eagerly awaiting the mystery…I can’t wait to see how my batiks come together!!
One of my blog friends told me that if I stopped at four quilt shops my credit card must have been “smoking”! I’ll admit…it was a bit. That’s okay though. I’ve been finishing a lot of projects lately and I’ve been stashing some money aside for when we went on this trip. I knew I’d want to buy a few things.
We had fun at Quiltmaker’s Shoppe in Manchester, Iowa. I’m sure we’ll be back again!!
Jo, be sure to let us know your experience with the Transfer-Eze. I tried it and had a HORRIBLE time with it. When I went back to the fabric store to see what I had done wrong, the saleslady told me that she and a couple of customers had the same problems. The ink “floated” and settled in other areas and some of it did not come out.
Jo, I don’t know if it is me or I just don’t see the post about the Manchester quilt shop. The Cedar Falls quilt shop post is on the blog. I get a 404 error with the link.
Can you or have you posted a picture of what you are using for Scrap Crystals? I am taking Bonnie’s workshop on it and trying to decide on colors. Thanks!
I think the Batiks you found will be great fabrics in the mystery quilt.