I'm so excited to share snippets of my trip to LA with you! Early Saturday morning I jumped on the freeway, headed west, to meet up with Stephanie, a fellow Creative Consultant, and her sister Kristin! I had met Kristin before, as she was at The Quilted Fish's Fabric Launch Party in October, however this was the first time meeting Stephanie (after months and months of emailing back and forth!). Our first stop was Sew Modern,in West LA.
Sew Modern is a relatively new store, as they just celebrated their one year anniversary!
The quaint (and very useful!) sitting area. The perfect place for husbands and children! :)
The store was stocked with beautiful fabrics, and also had a very abundant sale section (my favorite!!!). After being surrounded by old lady quilt shops, the vibrant fabric prints and colors was definitely a breath of fresh air! :)
Sew Modern also has all 214 colors of Kona Cotton, which is something I've never witnessed before! I just started using solids in my quilts, and love that the shop has so many bolts to play with!
This is a photo from the back of the store, looking towards the front. There is a long arm quilting machine behind me, and the green desk with sewing machines is where the classes are held.
Stephanie and I! I'm so thankful that we had the opportunity to meet up. If only we lived closer...
I spotted this mustache fabric and absolutely fell in love! You may recall that for Christmas I made a leather mustache pillow, and now I will be making a mustache quilt for Thomas as well! I am going to use the pattern that the orange quilt (second photo) was made from, which is available in the Spring issue of Quilts and More magazine. I will be using orange sashing, the rectangles and large squares will be the mustaches, and I think I'll be using Moda's black Pezzy Print for the small squares. I'm excited for this quilt, and can't wait to get started!
Come back tomorrow morning, as I'm preparing a write up on the second quilt shop we visited, The Urban Craft Center in Santa Monica, CA!