Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The road is long with many a winding turn....

        It's been a while since I posted but in my defense I have been hella busy. The first couple days of August (2nd-5th) we went on the Route 127 Yard Sale. This is the second year we have gone on a yard sale road trip. Last year we did the Lincoln Buy-Way. This year since we were closer to the 127 yard sale we headed that way. On the way there from Wisconsin we hit up a number of quilt shops for me and bike shops for Papa Peach. Two of the quilt shops we hit were Erica's in South Bend, IN (it was AWESOME!) and Lolly's in Shipshewana, IN. Lolly's is having a back to school sale during the month of August and all fabrics in the store are $6 a yard. I almost hurt myself shopping this sale, and they have a rowboat full of fat quarters, what's not to love! Then we spent the next couple days yard saleing and bought a bunch of random treasures. On the way home we hit the Warm Glow Candle Outlet. They have this giant candle outside. It's not the biggest ball of twine in Minnesota but it was cool to see and I bought a bunch of candles. The last quilt shop we stopped at was Quilts Plus in Indianapolis. They have a pretty good selection I would definitely stop in if you are in the area.
        Last weekend I celebrated my 7 year anniversary with Papa Peach. I can't believe it has been 7 years since we met. Times flies when you are having fun.
        On the quilting front I have joined the Dots Blog Hop at Quilt Taffy. I will be post my block on Sept 12th and will be sponsoring a give away of dotty fabric. I have been cleaning and reorganizing my sewing room/office at home. I will post pictures when I get it all situated. If you have pictures of  your quilting space Moda is sponsoring a Show Off Your Stash link party.
       Things are coming together for my Bloggers Block of the Month. I have gathered a baker's dozen of blogger to join me in this adventure. I am finishing up the details and cutting of the fabric. More information to follow on that project. Here is the list of participants.

When I was cleaning up my sewing room I came across this flannel baby rag quilt.

I had finished up the stitching but not the snipping of the seams. My husbands niece just had a baby boy so I am finishing up this quilt for the new baby. I almost had to have words with the TSA at the Milwaukee airport as they were trying to yank my rag scissors. It turns out that they were on high alert since Mitt Romney was in town with his new Vice President Paul Ryan. I ran into the motorcade going in the opposite direction when I was on my way on the airport. I am also hoping to put together a quilt for my friend Elizabeth's new foster baby girl. It will be the same pattern but different fabric. If you want to make one of your own check out the tutorial here. I am linking this up to WIP Wednesday At Freshly Pieced!
        My step daughter Gabby wants a red and blue quilt. I had been having trouble picking a pattern until I saw this picture at A Little Bit Biased. I love love love them.

Here's what I have been working up for her quilt. 8 point squares with mixed middles. Can you think of any I missed???


  1. I am terribly impressed that you won a battle with a TSA agent! You are amazing! Adorable baby quilt. You could put any block in the middle of the stars and keep sewing different blocks forever. How fun to play.

  2. Gorgeous scrappy stars!! I will come back to see which you use or if you use all of them:) I am from WI too originally so it was fun reading your post!