Well my coffee is poured and the pictures are downloaded…are you ready for the FINAL pictures of the last two Quilt Shops of our Shop Hop?
We had such a fun trip…and looking at the pics brings it all back again! Claire and Glynis flew home yesterday and had a great time…and yes their suitcases weighed a ton!
Thought you might like to see on a map where all of these shops are…we travelled from Desert Hot Springs (Palm Springs) to Temecula (Wool Lady and Temecula Quilt Co) to La Mesa (The Country Loft) then back to San Marcos (Grand Country Quilter) and finally Vista (The Fat Quarters Shop). Next year we will be adding Murrieta to the list as Primitive Gatherings CA will be open!!
So today we are in Grand Country Quilt Shop…and I have to tell you, this shop may be small but it is mighty…as in mighty fine! I always find something good here!
I was here just after Christmas and the shop was all decked out for Christmas… so this time the Christmas decorations and quilts were gone…except for this lone stocking quilt! I love this quilt and am happy to report that I FINALLY have the pattern! All is right with the world!
All new quilts were hanging! What a shop!
They are having a class for making this quilt. Well I can’t attend the class BUT I did buy the pattern and can hopefully muddle through it somehow! She is a beauty…and there is something about a schoolhouse…without ME in it that I love!haha Don’t get me wrong…I loved my Grade Ones…but I love retirement…and shop hops and quilting…and Snowbirding! Yeehaw!!
Lots of lovely wee projects!
Loved this wool and cotton quilt and the kit was on SALE!
Kits were available for most things….
LOVED this elephant minkie…very sweet!
Lots of wonderful Spring quilts on display…with lovely packages of fabrics ready and waiting to be bought and taken home!
There is Claire pulling some yarn dyed fabrics…She bought a lovely selection!
And here are the gals working their way to the till…Geeze I forgot to take a picture of the basket quilt under the Spring Quilt! It was magnificent!
Enough about shoes…Here’s a better picture of this quilt. Look at how Cheri Payne takes an ordinary wee quilt and kicks it out of the ballpark by adding a little wool applique and a Happy Whatever message!
SEW…we said goodbye to the Grand Country only to meet Neta over at the Fat Quarters Shop! Neta is a professional quilter and she was dropping off this quilt to it’s owner! Let me tell you, the pictures do not do it justice!
It’s a Kim Diehl Quilt and it was beautifully pieced and beautifully quilted!
Neta was kind enough to let me take pictures…and I said I would plug her business!
So if you live near The Fat Quarters Shop and you have a quilt (or two) that needs quilting and you like what you see…then Neta may be that quilter! Here is her email address…
…Neta’s Quilted Stitches… at firstname.lastname@example.org and she is also on Facebook!
So ends our little Shop Hop Adventure! Tomorrow (which for us was last Thursday) we are off to Road to California! Lots more fun to show YOU!!
I was going to end with a shot of my loot…but it is still on my camera card! Hang on…(oh the things I do for this blog….:o)))
Here are the patterns~
Woolie Mammoth was talking about this new Fusible Web…got to give it a try!!
A kit~(the Pattern is in a Primitive Quilts Magazine so I’m not sure of the name…:)
Threads and do-dads~
Whew! I am now ready for a nap!
You have a magical Monday and Happy Stitching!~P