These are the things that I could not resist!
Material Obsession seems like an appropriate book for me. :-) One of the co-authors of this book is Sarah Fielke, who has become one of my favorite designers. I only recently discovered her and I love the simplicity of her designs and her use of colors. All her quilts just make me smile. She has written a number of books and is also doing classes on Craftsy. I am hooked! You can learn more about her on her website here.
The other quilt shop that I just discovered is about 7 miles from the house. It is called Pieceful Gathering Quilt Shop located in Fox River Grove. It is a wonderful quilt shop located in an old house. You all know I love shops in houses! But to my surprise when I walked inside, I discovered that they carried all reproduction fabric! I thought I was in heaven! So many wonderful samples and kits were everywhere! I didn't know what to look at first! I see many visits there in my future!
I purchased a fat quarter bundle, fat 1/8th and a wonderful kit for a quilt called Spool Toss Quilt! I could not resist it! I saw so many others I would have liked, but they will have to wait for another day!
Their website is: www.piecefulgathering.com
I am finally getting a chance to do some things in my sewing room and I hope to have something to share with you soon.