Eye Candy

Well, I’m back from my trip to Pennsylvania and Lancaster County. What a trip. I absolutely loved the two days spent among the Amish. I learned so much about these interesting people. Not at all how they are portrayed in the movie Witness.

But most interesting of course were the quilt and fabric shops. I took so many pictures and have so many ideas for quilts I now want to make. Not to mention, I brought home 65 (yes SIXTY FIVE) yard of fabric. I was shocked when I added it all up. But the prices were just so great. At least 30% less than any of the fabric shops here in the Bay Area.

Here’re some pics of my purchases.

I couldn’t resist these fabric packs from the Old Country Store in Intercourse, PA.

These are fabrics from the Simplicity line by 3 Sisters for Moda. Perfect for a baby quilt I need to make for my friend’s new granddaughter who arrives on June 30th. I think I’ll use the Sassy Sixteen pattern by my online quilting friend Kimberly Camou.

The next group is every color I could find of the Fusions 7 line from Kaufman. This is my very favorite blender fabric. I bought at least a yard of each color.

I couldn’t resist adding to my slowly growing collection of Batiks. These are mostly fat quarters with two 1 yard cuts.

And, these are some fabrics that just reached out to me begging to come home with me. I couldn’t resist.

The last bit are the final fabrics I need to make my Granddaughter’s princess quilt for her Birthday in September. I think I’ll use the Sassy Sixteen pattern for this one too.

Now all I have to do is figure out where I’m going to put all this fabric.


  1. […] I’ve also added my name to the list for the Shipshewana 2010 Retreat that Ruthie is organizing. I’m so excited. I think I’ve even found a roommate already. I just wish it was this year instead of 2010. I love Amish country. I spent a couple of days in Lancaster County last year after a conference in Philadelphia and I came home with 65 yards of fabric. I actually had to ship some of it home. You can see some of what I got here. […]


  2. Karen,I didn’t realize you had a blog! I’m so honored that you would want to use those fabrics with my pattern. It looks like you had a fun time shopping! I can’t wait to see all the things you make with all your purchases!


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