Just before the holidays began Eclectic Maker opened their bricks and mortar shop about 2 minutes drive from my office but I never managed to get there with the kids (probably a good thing); so today was the day.
There's something about seeing all the fabric in real life that online shopping just can't compete with!!
I was there for about half an hour chatting with Jo, and I know for sure I will become a regular! I went in for some Moda Calico and Vilene, but also came out with a superb scrap bag and some Sweetwater Boo Crew - Fly Trap which is an awesome print to rival all the sketches and cross-hatches etc that have gone before...
Everywhere was wet, hence the dodgy tray photo!
Jo was lovely, and is coincidently the sponsor of the quilt backing for my month (May '14) in the Siblings Together Bee, so it was obviously only right that I vetted the shop, and sampled their wares first hand ;)
Oh and before I forget, here's this month's mega 18.5" block (not 24" as I originally put!)...
The fabric is S'more Love by Cosmo Cricket for Moda, and it is going to make a great quilt for a young lad. This will be headed your was soon Maria x
So I will be using some of my purchases this weekend, weather-permitting. It's kind of a win-win weekend. Bad weather, I get to sew, good weather, and we will be headed to the land of plastic bricks; personally I fancy a bit of both xxx