Sunday Stash #204 – Quiltsmith
Last time I left you, I believe Alyce and I were headed south from Material Obsession en route to nearby fabric emporio, Quiltsmith. I’d never been to Quiltsmith before, and I’m not sure if I had even heard of it. Which is such a sad, tragic thing considering it is all of twenty minutes from my house. How could I not have known!? This was seriously some wild west, new frontier style shakes rattles and rolls. When Google Maps says there’s a fabric store nearby, who am I to argue?! And I’m so glad I didn’t put up any amount of fuss!
What a stupendous delight of a store! Fabrics as far as the eye could see, all nestled together by colour! (For the most part: exceptions were made for certain styles like novelty, batiks, and holiday, that had their own fabric rows.) Quiltsmith is deceptively large, and they’ve done a lot to maximise the ample space they have. There’s even an annex to the main building that houses even more fabrics. This is where you’ll find the rows upon rows of sale fabrics lining the walls. I think I got caught in my own loop there for what felt like hours!
While Alyce was off chasing elusive Kate Spain fabric, I caught sight of the full range of Oval Elements (from Sunday Stash #202) and the gold lamé roman numeral fabric used in my On a Night Like This cushion. I didn’t stop there. How could I? There was so much to dive into the ocean for! One of my goals on this shopping trip was to beef up my Alison Glass collection so I grabbed some bolts of my fave Sun Prints (of all vintages!) I must also direct your attention to this green batik that has such a commonality with the Alison Glass. Not so subtle reminder that a lot of batiks are big, bold and beautiful, and you can use them in your quilts! (#bastionforbatiks)
These other three were snatch and grabs that I couldn’t go without. I’ve wanted that Jay McCarroll Center City Los Angeles print forever! Plus, that pink mesh weave is giving me all shades of Let’s Get Physical Olivia Newton-John. Yes, yes, yes! Stretch it out, baby! Another little batik delight, and I think I nearly fell over carrying all my bolts to the counter. What a fabulous shopping experience, and I would do it all again in a heartbeat. There might even be a few pieces left in my sorting chair from Quiltsmith, but until I get to the bottom of the pile, who’s to know!?