Saturday, May 12, 2018

Road Trip Goodies

On Wednesday, my friend, C, and I met up for a road trip. We were on a quilt shop mission and armed with ideas and projects. During work on Monday, we forged a plan of action . C made a list to best make use of our time and avoid back tracking:


When your driving time is 7-8 hours and you don't want to come home in the middle of the night, you look for ways to use your time efficiently.

Last year there were no quilt shops in this town, now there are 5. We had plans to hit 4, as the 5th was in a neighboring town and we had already driven 3 hours to reach our destination. She had actually driven an hour previous to that just to get to my house.

She's a ranch wife too and just finished cooking for their crew last week as well. We were both ready for a day filled with fellowship, food, fun, and fabric. I took some photos and will share some of the shops, but today I'll share what I brought home.

I found the tan hexi print on the 1/2 price rack at the first shop...it's perfect for the backing for the Honey Man quilt. There were only 2 yards, but I'll add a strip of the honey-colored piece I used for the sashing. The black bee fabric is just a small piece leftover from making the top. I bought the chicken wire on the top right for a background for a future quilt. The middle floral is for a baby quilt and the little blue floral at the bottom was another 1/2 price bargain I just wanted to add to my stash.


 The next shop yielded a red piece to make the last block for my Tail Feathers quilt and the 2 prints on the bottom left are going into a 30's quilt I'm working on with my Quilt Squad group. The 2 plaids are going into my plaid bin for a couple of quilts on my -to make- list.


 The next shop yielded 3 1/2 yards of this Lori Holt Bee Basics for $3/yd...I just couldn't pass that up.


So, I think I was well behaved, but temptation was whispering in my ear all day. I could have easily brought home a whole lot more. I always enjoy spending time with C. She's a joy and a blessing and a day of fabric therapy was just what we both needed.

DH left at 3 a.m. again this morning to help the neighbors so I worked on a few things in my sewing room. I pieced the backing for the Honey Man quilt, made the last block for the Tail Feather's quilt and pieced the top. I also began pulling fabrics for another quilt the other day.


I pulled out my Go cutter and cut the triangles for it. I've always wanted to make a triangle quilt so we'll see where this goes.

7 comments:

Donna said...

Great score!!!

Tired Teacher said...

It's always fun to take a road trip with girl friends, especially if they share a passion for quilting. I'm glad you were able to visit so many shops and that you found some fantastic deals. It will be fun to see the photos of the shops. Happy sewing!

Janet O. said...

Sounds like just the kind of day the two of you needed, after taking care of the crews!
Wow--from no quilt shops to five in one year? We only have 3, and I wouldn't be surprised if one of them closed in the near future.

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

SCORE!!!!! What fun!! A road trip is more fun with a friend, especially if it's to a quilt shop. Love all your acquisitions. Happy Mother's Day!!

Sherrill said...

Sounds like a GREAT day for the two of you. You have to go to great lengths I'm sure just to find a time suitable for both of you and then make the effort to make it happen. So glad to hear it was a wonderful day for you both. Happy Mother's Day to you.

Dorian said...

Sounds like a great day Karin! Lovely fabrics you found to bring home. I, too, have been wanting to make a triangle quilt, looking forward to seeing yours.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

What a fun trip - and I think you did pretty good too! Can't wait to see your triangles ;-)

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