After the wonderful Brunch at the Boulder Teahouse on Saturday, we headed to Fabricate. It is a wonderful fabric show with fun fabrics, lots of light and great people who care about offering nice stuff. I think you can see that in the photos I have below.
It is a fairly new store and I was so happy to find it. One of my most favorite quilting stores, Great American Quilt Factory, closed several years ago. Their closing meant that it was much, much harder for me to find the bright, vibrant, interesting prints that I love. When I first stumbled into Fabricate, I knew that the gap had been filled.
I love the light and the openness of the shop. Don't you?
While I went in to get the fabric I wanted for my table runner, I was also looking for some fun fabric to make into a new skirt. (I am so tired of the stuff I have hanging in my closet!) I found a great fabric with birds at the edge. I've washed and dried it. Now I just have to find the time to make it. I am a bit stymied over the design of the skirt since most patterns have a curve at the bottom and the bird are in a straight line. I may have to cut it off, cut the curved pattern and add it on afterwards, or I may change my design from a full A-line to something more like a straight skirt. (I will include a photo of the fabrics soon.)
If you are in Boulder, you should check it out. It is near the Pearl Street Mall on the east end of it.
As if Fabricate was not enough of a creative jumpstart, we also went to Nomad Beads on the west end of town. I had not been to it before, but I am sure to go back. Natalie loved it, too.