Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Quilt Shop

Wednesday, of this past week, found me traveling to a small town on the shores of Lake Michigan with three of my girlfriends.  We spent the day hitting the antique stores and visiting quilt shops. This little place was well worth the stop, as much for what was outside as inside.

The owner lives in the house and has the quilt shop in an attached addition.  How fun is that?  Just grab a cup of coffee and walk down the hall to the shop.  No traffic lights here!  I love the sign on the old ironing board.

The house had a large wrap around porch and it was decorated so nicely.  Many shades of red, white and blue with vintage items tucked all around.

Everywhere I looked there was something else to snap a picture of.  What a fun display item this old carriage can be.  

I was good and limited my fabric purchases to these 1/2 yard cuts of fabric.  Aren't they pretty?  I'm not sure what I will do with them yet but I'm looking forward to using them.  Hope your Saturday finds you doing something fun!



  1. That fabric is darling! Those colors are so pretty together. Can't wait to see what you may make with it. You are so talented...I bet whatever it is will be lovely! Have a good weekend. :)

  2. What a beautiful day you all had!! And wow, what an amazing quilt store! Gosh, to live with all that gorgeous fabric! :o) Your choices are so pretty, my favorite colors. :o) You create such beautiful quilts, they will make a lovely addition to anything you do. :o)
    Happy Saturday!
    Sincerely ~ Tricia

  3. Sweet Pics! & what wonderful fabric. Can't wait to see what you do with it.
    Now, Please tell me where this darling shop is located???
    I may just have to make an excuse for a "Fabric Day trip" :)

  4. Looks like fun and refreshing...I have seen those prints, they are great!

  5. Mmmm, yum! those fabrics are awesome Renee. I seem to be in a red white and blue phase:>) Every thime I see those colors together I want some!

  6. Hey! Thanks for stopping by with the info. We actually live in Holland, so S. Haven is not all that far, & I drive thru enough. I will make a point to look it up next time thru. We weekend near Ludington, but didn't go this weekend... rainy day here, so I may just sew all afternoon : )

  7. What a darling house and shoppe! And I love all the fabric you bought! Yummy colors.:)

  8. That has to be the cutest quilt shop I have seen. We used to have a Coca Cola cooler like that one. You picked beautiful fabrics. I can't wait to see what beautiful creation you come up with.

  9. It sounds like you had such a fun day and I love the fabrics you choose!! They will be lovely in whatever you decide on :)

  10. What a great looking shop! I would love to walk down the hall to my own quilt shop to work in! Very fun. And your fabric purchase is fantastic! Love them!

  11. Love that color combination! I would've gravitated to that myself. Thing is, you'll make some beautiful quilt with it!



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