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.