Monday, October 25, 2010

Quilters' Corner of Ithaca, NY

More on my trip to Ithaca - today my visit to Ithaca's own Quilters Corner - recipient of Better Homes and Gardens Top Shops for 2010.
The shop is lovely - truly deserving of its accolades - color, color, color!!! There were beautiful displays everywhere you looked.
Every corner of the shop was full of curiosities.
So, what did I buy - well for starters I had to pick up Erin McMorris' Go By Bike from Free Spirit - so cute!
I thought it would pair up nicely with Dan Bennett's Wild Garden for Rowan. Hmmm - orange - is this all because it's pumpkin season???
Don't they look great together?
Hmmmm - they need something else. . . the hint is in the bicycle basket.I decided I needed to invite some solids to my bike ride - a little raspberry sherbet, and a solid pumpkin, and white - I think they will all play nicely together.
The shop was holding a Christmas Sew-Along during my visit. Attendees were constructing gifts out of these kits complete with Joel Dewberry fabric and tape measure lengths - - - any guess what they were making??? Here's a hint - the rulers have absolutely nothing to do with measurement.Remember a few months ago I made this little pinch purse.
I used the special hardware designed for pinch purses.
Well, no more looking for the special hardware - simply cut a few inches off of your husband's tape measure - that's right - the metal tape measure flexes just like the special hardware. You simply cut the tape measure to the size of your bag opening - you'll need 2 - round the edges, and tape the ends to prevent the metal from poking through the fabric. How cool is that?


Cathy Fry said...

That shop looks so enticing. I'm going to Florida in 2 weeks and already looked to see where the nearest quilt store is. There's nothing like poking around a new fabric shop.
The tape measure sounds like a great idea for the pinch purse. But...about using my husband's tape recommendation would be to ask first!!!! Sounds like a good way to lose your happy home. Anything in my husband's garage is sacred - he can even tell if I used a screw driver. And unless I'm mistaken - they are all alike!

Angie said...

Wow - the tape measure concept is brilliant! Is your husband looking for his tape measure? Shh...I won't tell!!

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