Our girl's been in Oklahoma for 18 months and although I've been there a couple of times, her Daddy never has. She makes the trip home quite a bit (we'll take her and our boy anytime we can get them) and it hasn't been long since her last visit. This last weekend we remedied that with a little road trip that allowed us time to catch up on podcasts:
On a 7 hour trip, we pass through 2 decent sized towns and lots of little towns with 500 residents. One of those little towns has a quilt shop. It's hard to resist a shop called Front Porch Quilts
When you bring up their website, this is what it says:
It's a little shop, with lots of treasures.
I assured DH that I only wanted to pop my head in for a minute. Famous last words. LOL. So, as much as I would have liked to linger, I hurried as much as one can hurry in a sweet little quilt shop where folks are friendly and a good visit is always welcome.
I snapped a few fast pictures - Texans are proud of their country and state - these patterns are popular:
Western prints are big sellers too and I was tempted, but I have 2 bins of western fabrics and need to use some of what I have first:
They have a wall of patterns:
And a good selection of tempting fabrics
and sample quilts from which to choose:
She was starting a big sale and I caved to temptation. It's been a good while since I bought fabric. This plaid really spoke to me so I bought the rest of the bolt - 9 yards - half price. It'll be perfect for a backing.
I bought a yard of this green check for a couple of baby quilts as well as a yard of this little flower print:
And a couple of yards of these 2 brown prints - all for $4.50 / yd
I loved these 2 Fall fabrics and bought 3 yards of the one on the left and 7 of the one on the right - $4.50 again
And I topped it all off with a layer cake of this flannel for a masculine quilt:
After our stop, we continued on. We know the way, but turn on the GPS anyway. It made me chuckle when these directions popped up:
Dairy Queens are a major spot in vast, rural Texas. Even if you have to drive 196 miles to get there.
I'll share more about our trip in my next post. I have too much I want to share for 1 post. :)