I took advantage of a pattern sale and got these three: V1254, V1174 and V1121, and while in Atlanta visiting family, went to two rather amazing fabric stores. The first, Intown Quilters, has the most amazing selection of batiks I have ever seen, thus I inevitably end up there. (They also have the more usual quilting cottons, and a splendid selection, but lets face it, I loves me some batiky goodness.) The second, Gail K's is could best be described as a cave of wonders. Its is packed to the gills with fabrics of every sort - as in stacked, bolt on bolt so that all you can see is the tips, and you need a step ladder to see half the store. There are little dead end nooks filled with seersuckers or lyrcas, vast arches of wool, piles of laces and silks and rayons and that weird stretchy cut-out fabric in neon orange that seems to lurk in the depths of all wacky fabric stores with extensive stock. I didn't get any pictures, as I had no idea what I was in for and had not prepared (Mom found it and insisted I come along) but here are some other people's photos and they really don't do it justice.
|blue/purple mushy batik (Intown) and burnt orange eyelet (Gail K)|