Sunday, October 30, 2011

Got some inspiration

We went shopping yesterday. Decided it was nice enough to go and got a little later start, but it was beautiful out unlike today that is overcast and gray. I guess rain is on the way. So the inspiration. We went to two quilt shops. Both about 50 miles away. One is called Uniquely Yours and it is in Orangeville, Illinois. In the NW corner not to far from Galena, Illinois. It is out in the country in this woman's house. She has a newer home and she made a huge quilt shop in the back side of the house. It must have almost 7000 bolts of fabric. The other quilt shop is about 25 miles from the first. It is in a small town and is about the only business other than bars and gas stations in this town. It has a website you can visit. Lots of Civil War prints Thimbleberries and repro fabrics. This shop has it's own designs you can purchase online. . I found several ideas for quilts and wished now I had bought some of her patterns. This Thimble was and idea my Mother had and she couldn't see how to make it without a y-seam. So I made a test sample for her.

It is 3 3/4 inches square. This shop has many small quilts for wall hangings and for table toppers. some of the selection if you look at the site are very attractive and scrap busters besides.

I am not affiliated with this store just happen to be a customer. Small quilts can be so attractive and also nice gifts for the person who is hard to buy for. Enjoy the site and if in the area stop by you will enjoy your visit. Chris

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