Last week was super busy and one thing I did was visit Golden State Quilting. I mentioned the visit briefly the other day when I talked about the green for the Pantone Project. I am not going to do a full on Quilt Shop Review as I just did one in January and everything there was essentially the same.
As I said, they have really good fabric at Golden State. Parisville Deja Vu was not on the shelves yet, but they had an excellent selection of Tula Pink fabrics, really good Halloween fabrics, nice dots and a lot of other fabrics. My mind swam with possibilities. It was hard to resist, but I want to use up fabric. As I much as I love buying fabric, I need to use more before I buy more. I will say that the selection of tone-on-tones allowed me to choose one I needed for one of the beige/brown colors in the Pantone Project.
I decided that I will sew at least some pillowcases for my college bound nephews, so I checked out the Halloween fabrics and bought 3 different ones. The YM will get some that honor my grandcat, Marie.
I still love their selection of rulers. I thought about buying another Quilter’s Select ruler in a different size (I bought a 12×12 (ish) back in January), but decided to save my pennies for now. That brand doesn’t have the 4.5 x 8.5 size that I love – or at least Golden State doesn’t carry it. I think I will get a 6×12 inch version next. Perhaps that will be small enough for me to use more frequently. Julie bought a 4.5 x 4.5 to use for the Pantone Project and I am thinking that I may buy that size as well.
I am not in desperate need of Soft & Stable, but I bought a package anyway just to have on hand. I am thinking of getting Colleen to quilt some S&S for me so I don’t have to do that step.
I also bought some Emmaline frames, thinking I could use them for my Sew Sweetness patterns. One is completely the wrong size. The other is the right size, but has bent ends, so I don’t know if it will work. I can always use the frames.
We went out to lunch after visiting the shop and spent about 3 hours talking!
Friend Julie wrote a good post about the space/shop.