One of the almost mandatory things to do for a quilter in Reykjavik, is a visit to the quilt shop Virka, which is one of the largest quilt shops in Europe.
I could not possibly miss out on that, and as it was raining on our first day, we grabbed the opportunity of some indoors sightseeing.
When you enter the shop, you are first greeted by a large area of fabric for clothing.
Lots of fabrics in every colour.
Those who are using non-quilting fabrics in their projects can find lots of stuff here.
If you are after the “real” quilting fabric, head for the staircase to the basement.
It is easy to find as there are lots of quilts hanging on the bannister and on the walls all around.
It is almost like a mini quilt show….
… or perhaps not so mini.
A couple of brighter hangings catch the eye just before you get to see the goodies you are after….
… and even more quilts displayed on the shop floor.
As you can see, this lady is having a good time in here.
A few fat eights made it back to Norway…
… and some yardage….
.. and even a bunch of fat quarters. When I don’t really need anything, the blue greens always make their way into my bag anyway.
I fell for these cute scissors. Nice as presents, or to bring along with a hand sewing project.
I think my purchases were quite restrained, especially considering what I left behind:
Ok… I won’t bore you with more fabrics.
I was even tempted to buy this quilt, – but I didn’t. After all, there is a limit on the pieces of luggage you can carry onto the airline. Pity, but there you are.
We had a great time in the shop, though.