Today my mother and I went to Sager Creek Quilts. What a great little store! So much wonderful fabric! That place is seriously hard on the willpower but I somehow managed to leave with only one item that I didn’t plan on buying.
I found, as I was hoping to, the perfect fabric for the border of a quilt for which I already have all the other fabrics. The impulse buy was a quilt pattern that I happened to see and to be honest, I’m regretting it now. I’ve never a bought a quilt pattern before. Usually I just see a quilt I like and figure out how to make it and it looks like that’s what I’m going to have to do with this one because for $10 I’ve got a nice color picture of two quilts, a little plastic triangle and a sheet of incomprehensible instructions.
I wouldn’t have bought it except I really liked it a lot and I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to remember it well enough and wouldn’t be able to find it online. The company that makes the pattern does have a website – timetoquilt.com. The pattern is called “Think Inside the Box”. I’m not going to link to it because I don’t want to have to deal with someone who’s pissed off because I don’t like her quilt pattern.
I’m sure it’s just me anyway. I told you before that I don’t really know what I’m doing. It’s probably really simple to more experienced quilters and the way I end up doing it will probably be the “hard way” but my way is the only way I can do things. So I learned a lesson today and I guess that’s worth something. What I learned – don’t buy quilt patterns.
Anyway, I love Sager Creek Quilts. This was my second in-the-flesh visit and it won’t be my last but I’m sort of glad it’s not any closer to where I live. When I look at their fabric I think not just about quilts but also clothes. I saw maybe two or three dozen fabrics that I very badly want for dresses or blouses (You have too many clothes already, Lynn. Too many clothes, too many clothes.) and lots of fabrics that would work very nicely for future quilts that I already had in mind, plus lots of inspiration. Actually, wanting so much helps with the willpower because trying to pick just one or a few from so many is so overwhelming that it’s easier to buy nothing and tell myself I’m going to go home and think about it. And fortunately thinking usually leads me to the obvious conclusion that I don’t need any more fabric.