After we arrived at the Oakland airport and were safe inside our rental car, my mom whipped out a folder containing mapquest directions to all the quilt stores she could find in the greater Bay Area. Even I was a little overwhelmed.
We managed to hit a few (not all – mainly for my sister’s sanity, although by the end she was the one suggesting we hit one or two more.) This one was my favorite of the 7 or so we stopped at during our trip. And turns out we didn’t even need mapquest for this one after all – it was only a short block and a charming-walk away from our hotel in Carmel.
A very sweet little shop (emphasis on the world little) that exuded charm and personality – as did the owner, Nancy.
I couldn’t walk away from this place empty handed. Also, the day before at the beach I saw a girl carrying a vintage log cabin quilt, probably made in the 40’s out of pinks and reds and turquoises and greens – it was fabulous – and I am totally kicking myself that I didn’t stop her and ask if I could take a picture. (I think I was a little flabbergasted that she was going to actually put that beauty on the sand and sit on it!) But I did vow that I would make one of my own. So seeing these fabrics with that quilt fresh in my mind, I decided I needed to give them a home.
Nancy also had a beautiful dish of antique Czech glass buttons sitting on her cutting table. They were calling my name too, but I only adopted three. They are so pretty. Don’t ask me what I’m going to do with them, but if you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them.