Thursday, October 17, 2013

Quilty Adventures in NYC

My traveling companions obliged me with a quick stop-in at Purl Soho in NYC.  I wanted to share a few snaps I took with my phone.  

It's a small, narrow shop with yarn up front and bolts in the back.  They don't carry a lot of fabric, mostly basics.  But they do have one glorious wall of Liberty lawns.  

That's where I bought my first piece of Liberty, as I mentioned before.  I chose that print because of the Art Deco design.  My favorite buildings in the city are Art Deco, so it will always remind me of the New York.  

 They had a pile of whole cloth quilts for sale under a table up front.  Whole cloth quilts can be wonderfully effective, as these were.  They were straight line quilted in a diagonal square.  I think the solids were linen.   Reminds me of the quilt Jenni just made.

Don't you want to make one?

Later, we stopped in at a wonderful kitchen store called Fishs Eddy in the Flatiron District.  It's just across from ABC Carpet & Home.  Both stores are worth a look-see.  

Fishs Eddy happened to have a line of serving pieces designed by Brooklynite Lotta Jansdotter.  I admit, I had a little fabric/dish geek-out moment.  If you know me, you know I love, collect and adore dishes almost as much as fabric.  Having these two worlds collide on a cake plate was a little unreal!  Throw in a 75% off sale and...!!!!   I felt like Karma was paying me back for every nice thing I've ever done.  

I came home with one of those cake plates. 

At ABC, I found the most luxurious, simple, romantic quilt.  

I couldn't get a good picture, in part because of the lighting. It is a pale pink silky fabric on one side, and dove gray velvet on the other.  The ties are about every two inches.  Isn't it gorgeous?

So now I have two more want-to-make quilts on my list.  But how would that fancy silk quilt wash up?  I should have looked at the tag.  *le sigh*  

That's one of the best things about NYC, you can find inspiration everywhere!  So many colors, and sights, and styles (and smells!) different from what I'm used to out west.  It always recharges my creative side.

XOXO- Pinspot



  1. Im surprised you only came away with a cake plate! What a great find! It looks like you had a wonderful time, wish I could've been there.


  2. I LOVE liberty lawns! I have a couple fat quarters. Is there anything better than having fabric made into plates, oh my! When that picture showed up on instagram Heather had to show me! She knew I would be in love. Now I am going to have to make the velvety silky quilt. My quilt-making list is so long I am exhausted looking at it!