Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

Shop Hopping

Yesterday my husband and I drove down to Springfield. The reason for the trip? To purchase a French Horn case for his Conn 4-D horn.  Apparently his older horn is not wrapped as tight as the newer horns and it will not fit in just any case.

There are two great quilt shops in Springfield — Merrily We Quilt Along, and Quilt Sampler. Additionally there are two independent fabric shops in town The Fabric Outlet and FM Fabrics.

I wanted to make it the last two shops since they carry more than quilting cotton, but I allowed my husband to talk me into stopping at the quilt shops – he didn’t have to twist my arm too hard.

When I shop hop, if I don’t have anything specific I’m looking for, I tend to buy “neutral” FQs. The prices were so good at FM Fabrics, I purchased 1/2 cuts. The blue/green solid is to go with the vintage hourglass blocks I was given several years ago.

This wild fabric is an ITY — 95% poly / 5% spandex knit that I’m planning on making into a dress. Is it me? Who knows. but at $4.50 a yard I can use it to make another Agnes – this time with sleeves.

Oh, and the French Horn case? No, we did not buy it.

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