We got back last night from a whirlwind trip up to Montana and back. We were in the car driving longer than we were actually up there. I did have time to stop at one of my favorite quilt stores.
I got to stop at The Quilt-A-Way in Great Falls. I love this store.
When I walked in the door the first thing I saw was this awesome dress made from fat quarters. I thought this was the neatest idea. I want one of my own.
I’ve been trying to work on an old embroidery project so I stopped in the embroidery section to be inspired. When I’m working on projects I always get a new burst of energy for the task when I look at other beautiful things made the same way.
The wool applique room is one of my favorites. I’ve never worked with wool but I love the look of it and this room makes me want to try it every time.
I’ve been feeling like I’m swamped with projects I want to work on lately so I wanted to be careful with my shopping and get something I would use and not just stick in a closet. With that in mind I got some 1800s fat quarters that I haven’t seen around here to use in my medallion quilt and a free motion book to help with my new desire to learn quilting. I had read through half of the quilt before we got home last night and I’ve been drawing down quilt patterns since then. Now I just need to find some time to try them out on fabric.
I’m also proud to report that I got 8 of my dresden star blocks appliqued on the drive. Today I was happy to get back in the sewing room though. I started another store sample quilt that I’m really excited about. It uses Kaffe Fassett stripes and I’ve always had a desire to make a quilt with those.