I just returned from a 6666 mile road trip (19 days, 19 states, 11 reunions/parties). I did manage to squeeze in stops at 9 quilt shops. For the most part, I behaved myself. I collected green batiks for a leaf applique quilt I've been designing for a few weeks. Picked up the reds for the state quilts. Plus some blues for a quilt for my mom. And a few irresistables. I'll post more on them as things get unpacked.
Lively Stitches. Hmmm the block photos are a little blurry this morning...as am I. Will work on better photos and updating the State Block page after I recover from the trip.
Oh Lucy What Did You Do? who is a brand new quilter, working on her very first quilt. She's also a friend of mine from high school. Met her for supper on our way through S. Ohio.
Prairie Star Quilts in Elk Horn, IA. The owner, Julie Larson, has designed a series of reproduction fabrics that are available through the website. We took the back roads back to the freeway, and drove through fields of corn and soybeans. The choice of block was obvious.
The Quilter's Attic in Goodletsville, TN. This turned into a very expensive stop, as they had a selection of batiks that I didn't yet own. And I bought a fantastic pattern book: The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt I plan to use these templates for my State blocks as well as a blue & white Life History Quilt for mom. (Like the state quilt, there will be a block to represent an event from each year of the first 80 years of my mom's life.)