Sunday Stash – Violette, Amy Butler

March 29, 2015

Let me tell you a little bit about my favorite quilt store….

Now, just like any other proper fabric addict, I’ve been to my share of quilting stores. But Valli and Kim’sΒ has me by a stronghold. I am in absolute heaven every time I step through those magical doors. Stephanie and I are thrilled that the store, run by a sweet husband and wife team in a rustic, tiny Texas town, chose to sponsor our blog.

Amy, Tula, Carolyn, Anna Marie, Bonnie and Camille – All my favorite designers in one place? Surely I must be dreaming. (quickly followed by the thought – crap…this is dangerous!)

I simply cannot walk in there without 3-4 yards of fabric I did not plan on getting. This past Sunday was no different. I went in for 4 solids and left with 4 solids + these Amy Butler gems. I mean C’mon….they were literally glowing and calling my name. They really needed to come home with me. Right. That. Second.

Amy Butler stash 1

Amy Butler, Violette


My favorite part? Meeting another longarmer in the area named Laura. She had a pint sized princess with her and my little girl Danielle, couldn’t help but want to make friends with her little girl. Since Danielle was such a good girl letting Mommy browse through each magical isle (as if I’ve never been there and walked that same isle hundreds of times before) she earned herself a little treat.

Valli and Kim’s is right next door to a place called Crepe Crazy. Β So it was only fitting to head there and enjoy a Nutella and ice cream crepe afterwards. Laura and her little one had the same idea so we sat together and let the girls be girls. All in all – it was a perfect day. New fabric, new friends and ice cream – it doesn’t get any better than that.


Amy Butler stash 4

Amy butler:Β  Spring Beauty (Cherry Blossom Trees), Garden Fete (Mostly green florals), Tea Rose (mostly pink),Β Lark (bright green circles).



Amy Butler stash 2

Until next time – Happy sewing Ya’ll!

Linking up to Molli Sparkles’ Sunday Stash



Michelle Alderman

About Michelle Alderman

Michelle is a wicked fast sewist and pattern designer (according to her friends). Stephanie is quite sure there is magic involved.

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  • Reply Vicki @ Sewing Softly March 29, 2015 at 5:41 am

    Very pretty and summery! I love how brave Tula is with colour. Plus – ice cream, nutella and crepes? Best day ever!

  • Reply Lucy @ Charm About You March 29, 2015 at 6:16 am

    What a great day! Amy Butler makes such pretty large scale prints πŸ™‚

  • Reply Mary March 29, 2015 at 6:40 am

    That sounds like a perfect day! Any idea what you might do with the Amy Butler prints? I stashed the Belle line first time round and did eventually use it, love her fabrics.

  • Reply Molli Sparkles March 29, 2015 at 6:54 am

    Hey Michelle thanks for linking up! It sounds like you had a perfect day and I would have enjoyed crΓͺpes as well! Nutella Yummy! I hope you got one too!

  • Reply quiltingjetgirl March 29, 2015 at 9:49 am

    What a lovely day, and how fun to meet a new friend that way.

  • Reply Wanda Dotson March 29, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Love those prints. It’s so nice to meet people who share your love of quilting and who love treats as well.

  • Reply Terri Ann March 30, 2015 at 9:20 am

    That sounds like such a lovely day! Those prints are wonderful and you’re so lucky to have a LQS you love so dearly close to home!

  • Reply bethanywhipps March 30, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Mmmmmmm….I love Amy Butler. I just finished photographing a quilt with the Lark Bright Green Circles as part of the backing!! One of my favorite prints!!

  • Reply Bernie March 30, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Gorgeous choices. Love Amy Butler prints!

  • Reply Cathy April 8, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Valli and Kim is my absolute favorite shop!!! Can’t wait to go there this weekend for the shop hop.

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