14 hours, 450 miles, 8 quilt shops, 8 women, 1 Suburban. Saturday was an estrogen-drenched day of fun. I know that somewhere there are photos of people sleeping in the car from early in the day, and drinking in the bar at the end of the day. But here, you will only get photos of the spoils of the Shop Hop.
Friday night, younger daughter hands me a letter from her home-ec teacher (excuse me...."teen living" class) which states that if she wants to pick her own fabric for the 9-patch pillow project, she needs to bring 1/2 yard of fabric 1 and 1/3 yard of fabric 2 of her choosing.
"Mom, do you have any fabric I could use?"
Seriously? Can you say "Duhhhh"
After looking through the stash she falls in love with this lone friendship square in an odd shade of blue.
The selections on the right contain enough scraps to make a 16" 9-patch, provided that the teacher allows scraps. And my task for the shop hop was to find more of the dark batiks like the ones shown, that might go with that light teal on the left.
I had a great time with a fun group ladies. Especially since I got to help 2 of them pick out batik fabrics for projects they were working on!