Monday, August 29, 2016

Fuel to go

Don't you find that quilt shops give fuel for inspiration? I've kind of avoided quilt shops lately, mostly because I am trying to work down my stash. But every once in a while visiting a quilt shop can lift me up and motivate me to get back to quilting.

Do you breathe in inspiration when you visit a brick and mortar shop?

Let's do some happy quilting this week.


Marie said...

There's always something that serves to inspire on a visit to a quilt shop - it's like vitamins for quilters!

QuiltShopGal said...

I definitely find inspiration visiting quilt shops and thoroughly enjoyed seeing your photos. Looks like a great shop. But like you, such visits often inspire me to start new projects vs finish UFO's, or work from my stash. I've found a good win-win for me, for when I do get to go shopping. I try to take some of my stash fabrics, that I think might work in a quilt. And I look for complimentary fabrics that would inspire me to create a project which primarily uses up fabrics in my stash. Sometimes I find fabrics that are simply ok and if I still have UFO's, I'll hold on purchase. But if I find that fabric that makes a wow factor with my stash fabrics I really get inspired and purchase it. And my last visit I saw a sample quilt with a design I liked that I was positive I have enough perfect fabrics in my stash for, so I bought the pattern. Hope to pull out fabrics for it this coming week.

Hope you get plenty of Happy Quilting time in this week too!


Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

A friend and I went to 2 quilt shops today. She'd never been to the first one. I did need some fabric for a purse for my daughter in law (I don't have any pink batiks in my massive fabric collection). I did get some cute, sewing themed fabrics at the 2nd store, that I'd never seen before. I have plans for that fabric, too. Yes, inspiration!

Allie-oops Designs said...

I'm getting inspiration just looking at your pics, lol! I LOVE that flamingo quilt - love love love love love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!