The Lancaster area is great for fabric shopping; there are dozens of stores with a wide selection of fabrics and decent pricing. As I suspected, the hobby of quilting is similar to knitting in that the “set up” is so much fun. I guess what I mean is that picking out the pattern, shopping around, looking at and touching all the beautiful yarn or fabric is much more fun than the actual execution of the project. In any case, I thought I’d share with you some of the beautiful fabrics that I picked up. Some I bought for a particular project (summer skirts) and some just spoke to me and I had to have them.
One of my favorite stores – and the highlight of the shopping trip! – was going to Burkholder Fabrics store and admiring the rows and rows of the Amy Butler fabric. I also fell in love with Joel Dewberry‘s Aviary 2 Collection. Can’t you just see all these pillows lined up?
I’m also kind of in love with Khristian Howell‘s Bryant Park collection – it just feels so natural and vintage. Here is “Rooftop Garden in Earth”:
I picked up a pre-cut charm pack by Moda and I think I’m going to make a smaller version of Ashley’s project, from FITF, with white sashing.
It was fun browsing the hundreds of fabrics, such as the food-themed prints with pickles and french fries, that I will probably never purchase . I also couldn’t help smiling at the Scrabble fabric and The Fruit Ladies by Elizabeth Studios. How funny is this!?