First of all, I forgot to take photos of the inside this year. It looks much the same as last year, so go look at those photos. 😉
This shop has a great selection of FQs, also a good selection of notions and books. I bought a Sewline glue pen to use for the Serendipity Quilt.
In their book section, they had at least three books by Eleanor Burns. I thought about buying the one with the cooking theme, Quilts from El’s Kitchen. I ended up not buying it, because a lot of the blocks were blocks for which I already had patterns. The attraction was the layout and colors she used for her quilts.
I also really liked a quilt, made with Robyn Pandolph’s Notting Hill line from Eleanor Burns book, Quilts Through the Seasons. It was a combination of Four Patches and Flying Geese. The colors were nice and soft. This is a line that I love when I see it all together. If I bought pieces and parts, I would never know what to do with and it wouldn’t play nicely with any of the other fabrics I own. I did buy 2 FQs of the greys, because I couldn’t resist. They are beigy greys, though and wouldn’t look good with the other greys I am working with.
I bought a nice selection of batiks that went together really well once I saw them stacked on the counter. I also replenished my supply of turquoise-as-background fabric. It was a fun outing, but I kind of missed having a friend with me.
Ocean Waves Quilt Shop
305 V Street
Eureka, CA 995501
Check out part 2 of this travelogue.