Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Vashon Island Shopping Trip

It was overwhelming, and when this happens, I can't make decisions.  Good thing  I decided in advance of walking in the door of this amazing quilt shop.  I think any print designed by Kaffe has passed through the doors of this shop.
I stuck to solids, and just a couple of prints.  And some stripes, and some shot cottons. Oh, there was also  a few yards of a novelty Henry Alexander.  Ok, I admit it, I didn't have tons of willpower, but I did stick pretty close to my plan and more important, to my budget.
I just picked up a few things..........No, seriously, this was a few peoples cutting piles!
This should be called  "Got Kaffe?"
A short stroll down the street brought us to Farmers Saturday Market, what a beautiful stand, full of fresh garden flowers.
It was a beautiful day to spend strolling main street of this friendly island.
OK, so you can blame me for this one.  If you go to Vashon Island, you MUST go to this bakery.  It's just up the street from Island Quilters and worth the couple of blocks walk.
They showcased their baked goods at the outdoor market
I resisted, we were going for lunch right after viewing all these delicious looking pastries.  But a few of us, I won't mention any names, couldn't resist and took a stroll up to the bakery after lunch.  They said it was worth it,
The local quilters were out selling tickets for their quilt.  This is the back.
A few blocks on the front
And my favorite block on the whole quilt.

That's my story for today, it was a fabulous road trip that I took with about 18 other quilters.  It's a very organized group, someone rented a van, we all chipped in and let Tracy do the driving.  On the way home, we all switched seats so we got to visit with a different person, and I got to know a few of my fellow guild members a little bit more.  



Chris Forster said...

how delightful!

Dora, the Quilter said...

What a great trip! How fortunate to be close to such a great destination and to be able to go with guild members. I would enjoy doing that--of course, I would not resist the bakery!

Karen said...

I was at a quilt shop yesterday and trying to pick a couple solids in a particular shade. It was so dark in that area of the store that I gave up. The shop you show in the photo has a wonderful selection and well displayed.

Louise said...

Look at those solids ...outstanding! Sounds like you had a delicious kind of road trip. Geez Sharon I was getting worried about your stash diminishing. LOL Can't let that happen.

Sujata Shah said...

That's one shop I had heard a lot about but never been to while I lived in Seattle. It sure looks amazing!

antique quilter said...

glad you had a fun day, what a shop! hmm lots of solids so what will you make????
love that block too would be a perfect little quilt

Mimi said...

I am going to have to put this one on my bucket list. Looks like a great day. Glad you didn't go overboard on the shopping (insert eye roll here!). :D

Anonymous said...

I've only been there once and sure wish I could go more often. What a fun trip you had!