Sunday, October 16, 2016

Vacation Stash

On Friday, I shared the tale that was the Quilt Bloggers International Retreat.   Today, I thought I would share a little bit about the purchases from said retreat.

Let's start with the first stop, Somewhere Sewing.  There were so many things I was tempted to purchase, but with it being the first store, I didn't want to blow my budget right out of the gate.  Boy, I'm glad Beth at Cooking Up Quilts was by my side.  I had been crushing on her purchase of Essentials Cookie Dough ever since she posted about it in August.  This was where she had picked it up at.  Along with Cookie Dough, I picked up another Essentials cream print, but I forgot to get the name off the bolt.

Cookie Dough on the left
I also grabbed a layer cake of Bonnie and Camille's Vintage Picnic.  

Last week our guild was invited to join a near by guild's monthly meeting and shop at the store where it is held, the Elkins Sewing Center.  I took this layer cake with me, and decided I will pair it with this Timeless Treasures gray print.  Eventually it will become Material Girl Quilt's Layer Cake Sampler.  I've been dying to make this ever since I pinned it on Pinterest.

At Zink's Fabric Outlet, the before lunch trip, I picked up several 1/2 yard cuts that I hope to eventually turn into a quilt to commemorate our trip.  I'm thinking Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl's Bundle Buster pattern.

When we went back after lunch I somehow managed to pick up a few more things.

I've decided I cannot own too many white on white prints.  I fell in love with these floral paisleys and that I could pick up like 3 yards for like $12...yes please.  Just for fun I grabbed these two little fat quarters...I mean...why not?

I also grabbed these large spools of polyester thread.  At $0.97 a cone, even if my long arm machine hates them, I'm not really out much.  If it loves them, I just the mother load jackpot.

Next up, was Miller's Dry Goods.  Can we say, "Tish, has a pre cut addiction?"

How could I leave behind this yummy little Jelly Roll of Sundrops?  I couldn't.  Never mind the fact that I have a Jolly Bar of it at home.

I also snatched up the last layer cake of Moda's Elementary.  I had never seen these prints before.  I envision them becoming a quilt for my husband's uncle who was a chemistry teacher at our local high school.

The last little item, was not my purchase, but a gift.  When we first got to the store, I headed to the basement with Sandra at mmmquilts to check out all of the bolts down there.  As we petted all the pretties, I mentioned I really like this print.  I ended up going back upstairs without grabbing any.  While I was drooling over the pre-cuts, bless her heart, if she didn't have a yard of it cut for me.  After we were all done and back at the car loading up our goodies, she got a big grin on her face and told me she bought me something...SURPRISE!!!!  

Have I mentioned how much I love her before?

Another gifty item from our trip, was a goody bag, that all of us helped contribute to.

A big shout out to Beth (Cooking Up Quilts) and Julie (Pink Doxies).  Beth constructed all the bags and Julie made little pin cushions for everyone!  I love all the little treasures we each brought to fill the bags up.

I have one more purchase from the trip, vintage fabrics, but I think they deserve their own post at a later time.  So I'll close with another purchase from the guild meeting at Elkins Sewing Center.  Again, pre-cut junkie...

They had one layer cake of Downton Abbey fabrics left.  I started watching the show on Amazon Prime right before the last season aired and fell in love with all the characters.  So since I was late to the Downton Train, it seems only fitting that I would pick up the fabric when the line is probably nearing the end of its production.  That's okay, better late to the party than to not show up at all.

So before I'm extremely late for the party, I'm hoping over visit the fabulous Molli Sparkles and link up to the Sunday Stash.  I just realized, Molli would be proud of me.  I got my sparkle on with some of those prints from Zinks ;)



Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

Wow, how awesome and generous of Sandra to get you a yard of the fabric you liked so much! You got a lot of fantastic fabric and I would love to see your commemorative quilt be the Bundle Buster pattern. :) I am definitely feeling like more white prints would be welcome in my own stash now.

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Wow!! You chose such pretty fabrics on your trip. I used a bundle of the Elementary fabric to make a plus quilt which I have to post about yet but did put a pic of it in the Quilt Bloggers Festival. It is nice and perfect for a teacher. Oh, how I wish I could have been able to attend the retreat!!! I would have had to add some fabrics too to my stash.

Cheryl said...

Great fabrics! Fabric shopping with friends is always so much fun :)

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

Where do I start ? Some great buys there. I too love white on white , I seem to use loads of it . I've bought some fq of elementary , used it loads too in bee blocks . I've never actually bought a layer cake or a jelly roll . I seem to keep buying real cake !

Stitchin At Home said...

You can never go wrong with a white on white. I'm like Helen I've never bought a layer cake, my downfall is fat quarters. Great purchases and that was so nice of Sandra.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

What a great haul of fabric. Definitely cannot have too much white tone-on-tone.

KaHolly said...

Well, you came away with some treasures, for sure! These will keep you busy all winter! XO

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