First here is a picture of the Statue of Liberty from the plane!! We never did get to the Statue of Liberty -- but that is okay because we will go next time!! And there will TOTALLY be a next time!! I am in love with New York -- although I knew I would be before I even left. I have always wanted to go there and it lived up to all my expectations and then some. I must have been a New Yorker in a previous life!!
I did buy fabric -- of course, what else would a true "Fabric Collector" do in New York.
I went to The City Quilter and bought some New York themed fabric. I bought a couple of yards of these two fabrics for myself - I bought a few fat quarters of various prints to cut up and give to my Friday stitch group ladies as well. My favourite New York fabric is the blue city scape fabric - the colours are really lovely in real life. I have no idea yet what I will do with it.
I bought this 1/2 yard bundle from the Purl Bee in Soho. I really loved the little owls and the purple fabric in the bundle - and good price for the shop - which was a little more expensive but was a very cute little shop. I would have loved to get a little bit of Liberty of London fabric - which they had a fabulous selection. At $35.00 a yard -- or a nice little bundle of 6 fat quarter for $95.00 it was a little too rich for my fabric collection --- now maybe if I was in London.......
I bought this little mini panel from the City Quilter. They had larger panels as well but this will be just the perfect size for some little New York project -- with my New York fabric....... maybe I need to make a New York Beauty!! Or maybe I just need to add it to my collection. Pretty soon I may need some new Ikea shelves.
I bought this fabric for Andrew's girlfriend - Anri. I gave it to her last weekend, she loved it. Neither of us know for sure what she will do with it but you certainly can't find this fabric in Vancouver. I bought it the first day we wandered in to the City Quilter and by the time I went back a few days later they were all sold out of all yardage and just had a few fat quarters of the Peace/Love fabric. I bought her 1 1/2 yards of each - I thought she could make a bag or something, the pattern is quite large. It is definitely pretty cool fabric.
I have been busy since I got home -- first thing I had to do is work a couple of night shifts! And I have been busy with the Lions Gate Quilters Guild Quilt Show which is June 11th and 12th. I am in charge of the Merchant's Mall --- good plan to put the "Fabric Collector" in charge of the Merchant's Mall!!!! I have organized a fabulous bunch of merchants - I think...... It will be our biggest Merchant's Mall ever -- 15 Merchants - most of them from outside of the Vancouver area. So if you live in the Vancouver area please come to the Quilt Show -- June 11th and 12th at the Delbrook Rec Centre in North Vancouver -- 600 Queens Road - it will be a great show!! There is more information and a map to the show on the website so just click on the above link.