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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Atlanta and New Fabrics!!

My new favorite someone told me about - Riley Blake fabric!! Google it! CUTE snowman and Christmas tree fabric that I should have bought, but I couldn't figure out how to use those specific prints in applique. Dots and stripes are always great!
We're back from our 24 hour Atlanta trip! We went over yest. by way of Opelika - we met w/ a computer guy about instant download for Applique Cafe (yeah!!). I even did a little shopping in Opelika and got a pair of jeans at a pretty cool vintage-ish consignment/2nd hand store! Anyway... after our "meeting" we headed to ATL and went out to eat at Stoney River Steakhouse (Y-U-M!) with some friends, then headed up to Buford, GA where we were staying at the Hampton Inn. This morning Jeff played in a golf tournament (in the rain) while I spent the day shopping (in the rain). Thank goodness for GPS! I made my way down/over/up/across?? to Decatur, GA to a store someone told me about called InTown Quilters. It was a 30+ minute drive (in the pouring down rain) but well worth my trip!! Of course when I pulled up there were no cars in the parking lot and my heart sank, but I quickly realized that there was just no one there (yet) and they WERE indeed open. As soon as I walked in the door the drooling began! OH - MY - GOODNESS!! They had every fabric I've ever dreamed of and I could have done some serious serious damage, but I was good!! Here are the fabrics I got (3 above and pics below) and I only got 1/4 yards of each which was probably a mistake, but this place wasn't cheap! If I find one running out at least I will know the name now to find it online... Love the fun zebra prints, hot pink pima dot and Michael Miller pink & white polka dot which I already had (but got some more). Lime zebra Christmas tree??
Here are a few I think will be GREAT for Christmas designs. I love pink & green for Christmas and there is traditional red & green...

More Christmas options and the lime zebra again...

And my 3 fall purchases - orange cord, orange pima dot and the brown swirl fabric which I also got in red & green that's super duper cute.
My pics are out of order and I don't know how to fix them, so here is a pic of the little jewel of a store - InTown Quilters. If you're in the Atlanta area look them up! They had the cutest fabric I've ever seen all in one place.
Here is my BFF the GPS - GPS woman got me to the store and back with no problem!! As you can see it was raining and ugly and I was driving around Atlanta on the hunt for fabric!!
After ITQ I spent the rest of my time at the Mall of Georgia, which is supposedly like #2 or #3 sizewise for malls in the US (or something impressive like that). It was HUGE and I barely covered the bottom floor. I found some cute stuff for this in-between summer & winter time that I hate so much!! We got back around 6:30, got the kiddies from my SIL and now Jeff is camped out in front of the Auburn game. Church tomorrow and LOTS OF WORK this week!!


Kay Bagley said...

I love the fabrics! The green zebra is the fabric that I am using for the Christmas tree that you digitized for me. It has turned out really cute! I love the lime, pink, and red dot fabrics. What is the name of it? Would love to get some for Christmas appliques.

Sarah Phillips said...

What a nice blog about some great fabrics and our shop in Decatur. Thanks for coming to see us and for blogging about it when you got home!
Email me at when you are heasded over next time and I will give you a discount on your next purchase since you brought us a sale form your great blogging!

Thanks much!