Friday, January 27, 2012

Celebrate Your Local Quilt Shop!

Did you know that today is a holiday for quilters everywhere?
When in Anchorage, I make sure to visit all three quilt shops.  I enjoy each one, and even though they don't know me personally...they are always friendly and helpful.  I always leave with a bag and receipt in hand... ;-) ... yep, they don't know me but they appreciate my visits!

Quilt shops are sew inspirational ... and in Anchorage,  The Quilt Zone never disappoints ... take a look!
Love neutral quilts ... see the Blooming Nine Patch on the left ... almost tempted to make another one!  Dena!  Stop me before I re-enter the Blooming Idiot Sisterhood again!
Simply stunning!  This hand appliqued quilt is "to die for"!  It just oozes inspiration!
I love finding new versions of old friends...
... Terry Atkinson's pattern "Lucky Stars"!  Have made three of these ... there may have to be another one in my near future! ;-)
A gorgeous wool applique' quilt!
Simple shape... huge impact!
A not so simple shape ... a gigantic impact!
I love seeing patterns I've made interpreted by another quilter ... very beautiful version of Rain Drops!
The shop owner, Diana Bradley is an amazing quilter and designer!  This is the shop's Fall Mystery Quilt, designed by Diana!  I hope she publishes a pattern for it! 

I hope you enjoyed visiting one of my favorite shops ... if possible, spend some time dillydallying at a quilt shop in your area!  You are sure to find tons of inspiration!

Do what you love!  Do dillydally!
Mrs. DillyDally

1 comment:

  1. All beautiful, but I think the wool applique quilt might be my favorite! And the hand appliqued quilt in the second photo is gorgeous!

    I thought Mrs. Dilly Dally was world renowned? Well, at least where I come from she is.... :)