|Make that Bali Fabrics?|
Ah, nothing like a road trip with quilting buddies to spark the imagination and lighten the pocketbook!!
My sister Karen, from Hazel Dell Quilts blog and our friend Rachel set out on Saturday for our quilt shop road trip! I had not seen my sister since she returned from her trip to Alaska and she gave me these great gifts.
|A copy of Anchorage newspaper and Alaskan themed batiks.|
|Close up of the batik. Isn't it the coolest?|
|Oh, and 2 rocks from Talkeetna, AK where our uncle lived for years and years.|
|This quilt is FABULOUS!! And it will be great for using up my 1800's era scraps. Don't have those kind of scraps? Never fear! Julie has a great kit with pattern and fabric!|
|Looks like a quilt...but it's "convenience fabric!" Julie has it made up in a CUTE table runner. Yes, they have kits for that also!!|
|This book has soooo many good ideas for organizing and using scraps. If you go to Amazon, you can view some of the pages.|
I had a Danish open faced sandwich (I don't know the Danish name of it) which was rye bread with roast beef and a horseradish "sauce." It isn't actually a sauce, but was firm like a pudding. OH SO YUMMY IN MY TUMMY! I wish I had taken a picture!
Then, it was on to Exira (next door town) to Log Cabin Quilting for more excruciating choices. I wanted so much more! So many choices! She has expanded her shop since I was there previously. I snagged these goodies while I was there:
|Pattern, charms and fabric for table runner.|
|Pretty, pretty 30's repro fabric and a SALE pattern.|
|Vintage fabric in the sale bin. They are little green yarn or floss skeins!|
The day was sunny (and a bit warm, but hey, it's August...it's supposed to be hot!!) and I think a good time was had by all! So, to Karen and Rachel, I say:
|Thanks for the memories!|
Now, trying to find a place to put all my pieces!!