Today Jen and I hit a few quilt shops. It’s always fun to see what other shops in the area have going on.
We stopped first at Bits & Pieces because we were looking for fabric to use with our $2 a block BOM that we’re doing through Best Friends in Ohio. I picked up some yardage that I can possibly use for Sashing and corner stones.
Our next stop was the Quilted Basket. I picked up a pattern that I hadn’t seen before. It’s a pretty slick pattern for 2-1/2” strips and I’m really looking forward to making it.
Then on a lark we decided to drive to Cedarburg to go to Material Matters. Above all, I was shocked at how empty their shelves seemed to be. Lots of open spaces. I picked up a pattern that I had seen once online. It’s actually cut out with a larger diamond template but then put back together in a different format. It should be interesting.
Later in the evening we went to Linda’s house for a Bead Retreat party. We all made the same bracelet just in different colors and joked that it looks like we’ve got friendship bracelets.
We headed downstairs after the party to see Linda's quilt studio. She's got a really nice set up.
All in all, it turned out to be a really nice day.