When I realized I was going to be in San Diego, I remembered that Primitive Gatherings opened a shop in Southern California. Forget that it was a good 1+ hr to get there after we landed. It was our first stop!
Told my dh to bring a book and relax because I was going to be a while!! The store in California is a fraction of the store in Wisconsin but still pretty amazing. Here are some shots of what I found:
I did buy some fabric, a couple of small kits and a pattern or two. I just loved this quilt and got the pattern and some fabric for it. It is a Sue Garman pattern so I felt pretty good about buying one of her patterns, since I find her quilts so impressive!
I bought the red and white for the connecting sections and border. I'll use my own stash for the squares. This is a quilt I have been wanting to make forever, although wasn't planning on making it with such SMALL pieces. vbg.
Then today, I dragged my dh again to another quilt store, Rosie's, which is truly amazing. It has the biggest selection of colors I've ever seen. Here is a sample:
Can you imagine, if you were looking for a yellow, for example, having so many bolts to choose from?? I didn't get a whole lot but still have fun.
We did do more than quilt shopping. I found this floor in a restaurant we walked into. Gorgeous!!
And we went to a house and museum in Balboa Park and saw this gorgeous wood floor from over 100 yrs ago. Log cabin patterns in wood floors!
We are heading back home tomorrow after a fun, meeting filled weekend!
I want to remind everyone that we are going to start a quilt along on the first of March and I hope you'll all join in--you can make as few as 4 blocks or more! Or even just one for a pillow or wall-hanging!
I'll announce the winner of the Hexie book tomorrow, after I return back to California.