My current fabric collection themes are grays and reddish browns. I have a couple of large scale pieces in mind that will need this palette of colors, so I'm stocking up.
The first shop I went to (which wasn't actually in the hop) was The Patchwork Co. located in Windham, NY. This is a relatively new shop. Because they are located Windham, they specialize in fabrics by Windham Fabrics.
They have a lot of Civil War repro fabrics, which have some very nice grayish hues.
The next shop I visited was The Joyful Quilter in Glenville, NY. This shop had recently relocated to a much larger shop and I was anxious to see the new place. I was not disappointed! It is a wonderful spacious and bright shop with a fabulous selection of fabric.
I came away with the 5 yards pictured at the top of the photo below. The shop is known for its collection of bright modern fabrics. I had a hard time resisting them, but I stuck to my gray and red/brown theme.
The final shop stop was the QuiltBug in Esperance, NY. This was my first visit to the shop and I love it! I also discovered that by the back roads it is only about 30 - 40 minutes from our inn. So now I'm going to have to add this shop to my "support my local shops" rotation!
They had a fun selection of color basics and fun novelties. I broke from my theme to get those yellow chicks fabric! Can't resist silly farm animals.
Back in the studio I've been working several mosaic pieces. The one seen here is one that I'm working on for the SAQA Auction which begins in September.
I had thought that I was getting a head start with this piece, vaguely remembering that the auction was in the Fall, until I looked at the deadline as I wrote this blog! The pieces are due by July. I better hurry.