Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The pot of gold at the end of the Rainbow

I finally got into the local quilt shop here and boy, oh boy am I in trouble!  Its called Rainbow's End Quilt Shoppe and one of the workers said its the largest quilt shop in Florida. I don't doubt it!  They have row after row of gorgeous, yummy fabrics in quilting cottons and home dec and flannels too.  The Amy Butler stuff is right inside the front door which of course was totally drool worthy.  But, I had a specific mission so I did a full lap of the shop and then made my selections.  They have a ton of cute Halloween fabrics, and you should see the room full of Christmas fabrics!  They have everything I've seen on the web - tons of lines from Moda and Michael Miller.  I can't wait to go back!  I really want to score some of the Snow Flower Collection by Dena Fishbein, but without a specific project in mind, I didn't think I should indulge just yet.

The camera is still incommunicado with the computer so you'll have to see stock photos of what I got.  I was looking for something to do a ruffle on the bottom of the sun room sheers and I wanted pink, pale blue or aqua and pale green of some sort.  I am normally all about the cabbage roses and sort of shabby chic patterns, but I wanted to bring my decor into the 21st century so I was aiming for a more modern pattern.  I ended up with a Moda fabric from their Swanky line and it's gonna make a cute border I think.  There are 4 full bands of the pattern in the width.  Very cool.  I'm gonna use it upside down so that the pale is on top.  This is not as bright as what I saw in my head for the ruffle on those sheers, but I think it'll look pretty cool.

Then I found this great fabric in the clearance section - its from the Floragraphix II collection from In the Begininng.  Too awesome.  I bought all they had left (just under 2 yards, but it was fun to say "I'll take it all!")  I have no clue what I'll do with it, but I think it may go to my shop.  My new logo has teal in it, and this might look nice as a backdrop for the french door to the stockroom, or maybe a table skirt?  It doesn't have dragonflies, but its pretty darn cool.  (The shop is called Dragonfly Garden, in case you didn't know.)

Then I got a couple fat quarters of Leaf Trellis by Lila Tueller, also for Moda.  I just love Moda.  No clue what I'm doing with this either, but I'm really liking the color combo so I might look for more.

A couple other fat quarters made it into the pile, but I don't know where they come from.  I'll have to share pictures later when I can get them uploaded.  There was definitely a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for me there today & I can't wait to go back.


  1. ok... and what city in Florida is this wonderful shop? I'm in Clearwater.. am I close?
    Thank you so much for your very nice comments on my guest room...

  2. Its in Dunedin on Alt 19, just north of Main Street / SR 580. Its trouble, I tell you, trouble!