Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Travels

Hello and Welcome. Today I have a few things to share with you. I just returned from vacation with my hubby.
This was our second stop on this whirlwind vacation. 
I was overwhelmed by how much fabric there was! I  checked out each and every shop. My Hubby followed me around and then I have to tell him go away! Go to the man cave. No he kept following me around from store to store.  He eventually would go sit down in a chair and have a chat with another male visitor. LOL! 
Here are some more Photos. 
the murals on the main building
Stairs going up to more shops. These are Jenny-isms.
Another mural, this is on the Sewing Center.
It was so fun to get to go here. Everyone was super friendly and lets just say I had fun and lots of projects to keep me busy!  We also had some wonderful Kansas City BBQ, No Photos....we were too hungry and it was way too good! All I have is a photo of this guy sitting next to me. 

With this trip I also got to go to Puducha KY and check out Hancock's Fabrics and the National Quit Museum. No Photos there due to rain and of course No photos in the museum. All I can say about museum is it was humbling seeing all that wonderful talent.....amazing! There were a few other stops and quilt shop visits but because of the fun at MSQ and Puducha, I did more looking that shopping! LOL!

I do have some photos of what I have been working on too. 
I started this before I left and had about 8 of the large star squares done.  After getting some more fabrics ( Moda- French Generals) I have been working hard on it. 
The pattern is from a book called A Cut Above by Gerri Robinson.  I just love the red and gold fabrics and of course STARS!! 
I finished all the blocks for the inside just working on getting the size I want it to be.  The book states it will finish at  84" x 76", I would be happier with it being 84 X 80 or 84 X 84....so I am thinking of adding 2 extra boarders between the smaller stars. I want it to fit well on our Masters bedroom bed which is a queen. I don't want to add more to the outside boarder...it is already pretty big.
 One more before I go. 
The fun part is I am also making a secondary quilt out of the pieces that are cut off from the large stars. I will show you that one another day. Thanks for stopping by and Thanks for letting me share my Vacation photos it was a fun little quity trip. 
I have a question for you...do you have a queen quilt on you bed? Did you make it and if so what size is it?
Until I see you again, Wishing you Quilty Hugs~ Heide 

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3 comments:

  1. It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday - I would love to make it over to America some time and visit some of your wonderful fabric shops. The star are coming up lovely - look forward to seeing more of this project.

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  2. Lucky you! This is a trip that I would love to take. I hear that Angela Walter's new shop is nearby - it's on my list as well. Thanks for sharing your fun!

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  3. Oh my goodness, what a great vacation! I think we're going to be in Paducah in about a month and I'm definitely going to the museum when we get there.

    I made a queen size quilt for our bed using a Quilt As You Go method because I couldn't quilt the whole thing in my little machine. I made it as four smaller quilts that got sashed together. It measures 84x84. Our bed is on a platform and the quilt covers the mattress down to where the wood starts, so it looks nice.

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