Friday, June 21, 2013

KILLING 2 BIRDS WITH 1 STONE

Today I made double duty out of my visit to the nursing home to see my Aunt Doris.  I don't get to see her very often as she is in a nursing home in Stockton, MO, which is about 45 minutes from where my parents live.  She has Parkinson's Disease and it is taking a toll on her.  Mom took this picture of her and I today. 

On the way to her room, I walked past this sweet little quilt in the hallway.  I love barn quilts.  This one was probably only about 36x36" 



I also passed this beautiful quilt in the hallway.  I love the iris' in this and how they make a secondary pattern.  Hand appliqued and hand quilted too.
 
  Then we went to the little quilt show in town called Creative Notions.  I bought these 3 fabrics for Hollie's baby quilt.  You'll have to stay tuned to see how I'm going to use them and what the pattern is. 
 
On the way home, we stopped at the little quilt show in El Dorado Springs, MO called Material Matters Quilting Shop.  I loved her shop.  She had a little bit of everything but had lots of brights and fun prints.  I really wanted to buy lots more but here is what I got.
The black dot fabric was on the sale table and it is for the backing for a customer's quilt so that really doesn't count as mine.  The navy blue fabric was on the sale table as well and I'll use it in Hollie's baby quilt too.  I loved the Calypso Circle Stripe fabric and will probably regret only getting 1/2 yard.  I have a BOM using the "Over the Rainbow" Batiks and you know I have to make my quilts larger, at least to bed size so this charm pack will be used in the border.
 
 
Then I saw this cute little barn quilt and she had the buttons in a button kit for it so of course, I had to  get them.  I may make it for Drew's baby room.  They are doing it in Allis Chalmers orange theme and every tractor needs a barn don't you think?
 
After all this shopping, it was time for some lunch with my sister.  Mom and I met her at the Rusty Jug in El Dorado Springs, MO.  They have wonderful brisket and BBQ.  
 
My final shop hop stop today was at the little quilt shop in Nevada, MO called Nine Patch Quilting.  The only thing I bought there was a yard of black Kona cotton.  However, I'm going to be here a while and I spotted several pieces of fabric that are calling my name. 
 
 
 

 
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  1. Glad to know that I'm not the only one who can't pass a quilt shop while on vacation....I went to your Buda shop yesterday and got my first block of the month for the Lovely in Lavender! The ladies were very nice....they were have a 3 day shop hop with several other shops in the area....so there were lots of people there. I know that they will be glad when they get their new shop built and they can move! Can't wait to see what you do with those fabrics that you bought today! Have a great visit!

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