Sunday, December 9, 2012

Part three-Easy Street


The purple and blue blocks are part three of Bonnie Hunter's Easy Street.  I am thinking about making half as many more to either make this quilt larger or make a second, smaller quilt.

 


The above picture is from my quilt club's shop hop yesterday.  We went to some shops in Lancaster county.  This is Burkholder's, where they have a wonderful selection of fabric and rulers.  I was looking for a large 60 degree ruler on the internet and at Joann's without success, so I bought a little one and made due with it.  They had the large one here.  They also had many of the diamond rulers, twister rulers, etc.  I will have to check back here when I need to buy a specialty rule in the future.

One of the shops we visited was Obie's.  I read a comment by a reviewer who said there was so much fabric it was frightening.  This isn't the kind of shop you can browse through and find what you are looking for.  If you ask one of the owner's (I presume the ladies here were owners.) they know where everything is and if they have what you are looking for or not.  I think if they had less to sell, or more room, they would sell more.  Here are a couple of pictures.    The lighting wasn't this good in all the little nooks and crannies.  My camera really made it look like the lighting was good.  What an interesting place to visit.

9 comments:

LimeRiot said...

Whoa!! That looks like a crazy shop!! Sounds like a fun outing :).

krisgray said...

Oh my - that bottom pic looks daunting!! Looks like a great place to get some fabric for charity quilts.

Your Easy Street is lookin' good!

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

Criminitly, I'd feel like I was suffocating in there. Would love to fondle the ruler wall though ;_

bertiequilts said...

I love Burkholder's... I have been looking for a large 60-degree triangle also (big enough to make a hexagon with 6.5 sides.... still looking... have never heard of Obie's... also love Sauder's, etc.

Sharyn Hutchinson said...

I've heard of Obie's but have never been there. It looks a little scary! haha Your post made me realize I need a Lancaster, PA trip. It is my Happy Place!!

Sharyn in NJ

Christa Marcotte said...

I am not sure I could shop there!!

Sandra B said...

Oh my goodness! How can anyone find anything in that shop LOL. Your patches are looking fabulous. Love the aquas and purples together.

Carolyn Edwards said...

The shop looks overwhelming. I love how you are coming on your own clues.

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