Inspiration/Shopping Saturday

Rainbow hearts on the bushes outside Tunbleweed Quilts
 I am combining two memes this week. Alicia of the blog, Woolen Diversions, hosts a topical meme called Inspiration Saturday. If you'd like to read back over the posts people have done, visit her blog. I have, off and on, written about what I see in the marketplace on Saturdays, so that explains the combo topics.

A colorful corner of the book room.
Inspiration Saturday, shopping at a quilt shop on the Cape.
Maybe you read my post about my Cape Escape Knitting Retreat back in February. One of the locations that Julie and I visited was Tumbleweed Quilts in West Barnstable. If you sew or quilt, you will want to check this out. The shop has room after room of fabric, supplies, books and notions for the sewer. The bolts of fabric are arranged in a rainbow scheme so you find all of the yellows grouped in close proximity. The effect of colors is uplifting, especially in the grey cold days of winter. They offer classes and the display of finished quilts made me think wistfully of the quilts I made, in a rustic fashion, so many years ago.

Sunshine yellows, Tumbleweed Quilts
Shades of sky blue, Tumbleweed Quilts
Springy greens, Tumbleweed Quilts
This makes me think of the endpapers of old tomes.
The display of quilts will inspire you, consider taking a class...
Julie and I ventured into this shop in search of fabrics for some project bags. I have not seen such an extensive array of fabrics in years. Many years ago, there were so many options when shopping for patterns, fabrics and notions. I urge you to support this shop. I hope the lure of creating, sewing and gifting home made items will entice you.


Are you driving 95 to get to the Cape or come home? If so, there is a great yarn shop right off of 95 in Madison, called Madison Wool or Mad Wool...It's easy on and off...exit 62....depending on when you are coming home...I could also meet you (it's an hour away for me)..Dayna is the owner of the shop...
Cleo said…
The hearts are so cute. I love all the fabric. If I went in the store I'd never come out! ;)
unionjgirl said…
Wow, gorgeous fabrics. And the hearts hanging outside on the bushes are so cute!
Alicia Landi said…
Oh wow, those fabrics are amazing and certainly inspiring! They make me want to learn to quilt.

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