Tuesday, September 14, 2010

LA Shop Hop

My DH had a last minute business trip to Burbank CA and the rest  is self explanatory....while hubby was at work, I made good use of my time by visiting quilt shops, I did have one side trip to Warner Bros Studio but I won't bore you with that. Burbank is North of LA and I wasn't too sure how I could handle the freeways so I decided to head in the opposite direction from LA to Thousand Oaks, I had no idea where I was going but with the GPS it told me exactly how to get to my destinations, no problem. First stop was Cottons and Chocolate where I took all these pictures and stayed I think for 1 1/2hrs, it was a fantastic shop . There was so much to look at and I loved all the wonderful displays, the owner was very friendly, I really enjoyed every minute in this shop. Next stop was Quilt Emporium , these ladies were very friendly and chatty and I forgot to take pictures. Next was Candy's Quiltworks, the shop was huge with rows and rows of fabric, sorry no pictures of this shop, it was getting late and I needed to hurry back to Burbank to get the Studio tour and pick hubby up from work.

Oh look you can see the reflection of the Sugar Cube, such a funny looking car but very roomy inside.
I bought this kit, love the baskets and fabrics used in this one.

The best pattern I bought was this Eiffel Tower quilt, it's just stunning. And since I had just been to France a few months ago....I really need to make this quilt. I think it's a local designer....I LOVE it!



This Fig Tree quilt is a BOM offered at the shop, isn't it just so darn cute.
I hope you enjoyed this little shop tour, I'll be back with more pictures from other quilt shops soon.

14 comments:

Yvette said...

You know, I live in Los Angeles county and have never been to any of these shops. I always head in the other direction. I guess on my next shop hop I better head the other way. Thank you for sharing.

Darlene said...

Fabulous shops! I'd love to do a California shop hop some day - there are so many wonderful shops there. :-)

Quilt Hollow said...

I love that Lori Smith kit and pattern you picked up! Love it!!!

Piecefulafternoon said...

What fun - a trip to CA without having to fight the traffic. Great quilts in the shops.

Linda said...

Oh what fun. I haven't been to these shops (I'm even further north) but it sure would be a fun trip. Enjoy your shop hopping!

Christine said...

Those shops look wonderful ... full of inspiration.

Chookyblue...... said...

what a pretty shop..........lots of great motivation........

beth said...

Looks like you had some fun!!

Cathy said...

Can you tell us who makes the Eiffel Tower pattern? I'm quite taken with it too and would like to buy the pattern if I can find it online.

Karen said...

Thanks for the tour Wendy! It is always fun to learn about new places to shop.

Rose Marie said...

Lovely eye candy .... would you mind if I take a copy of the green background GFG quilt?

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh, more and more pretty quilts! Looks like you had a blast - and rode in style in the "Sugar Cube" LOL!

Carrie P. said...

I enjoyed both posts about your hop. Very nice shops. I know that was fun for you.

Carole said...

My goodness! I'm so amazed to see so many samples. I can barely keep up! It does make the experience so much nicer! Thanks for the tour! Looks like you have a wonderful time! Can you tell I'm playing catchup?! Hugs!