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A couple of weeks ago my husband and I took a road trip to MSQC for their 10 year birthday bash. I had a great time. I saw some demos, watch the hilarious cake walks for prizes, and looked all over for a photo-op with Jenny or Rob. Well, I didn’t get that photo I so desperately wanted. The funny thing is that the only time I saw them that I might have been able to get a picture was when we were driving back to our hotel. So I said to my husband stop, Stop, STOP the car! I need a picture for my blog. He looked at me like I was a nutcase and said too bad. I could have jumped out of a moving vehicle, but thought better of it.
I have to tell you that I’ve never seen so much fabric in my life. The main words out of my mouth the whole time was ooooh and aaaah. In nearly every store there was bins of fat quarters each were $1. So I increased my stash with a few of those. I picked up quite a few fat quarters while I was on my shop hop back in August, so I can see a scrappy quilt in my future. One of the shops on the hop gave me a free pattern that I’m inclined to put on my to do list for the future. Here’s the fat quarters I picked up in MO.
I also picked up a lovely fat quarter bundle that I can see a future quilt from. I just love the greens and purples in it.
One of the demos I saw was by Vanessa with Lella Boutique. She shows us how she makes her Mini Open Heart Pin Cushion. She gave us the pattern for free as well and a mini charm pack of her Garden Variety fabric to make the pin cushion. I guess this will also be on my to do list. Boy, that list is getting overwhelming.
Another demo I saw was by Terri Degenkolb. She was showing us her applique technique that she used on her Going Places Quilt. She had the quilt with her and I must say it was stunning. One day when I try my had at applique I will have to try that. She gave us a charm pack of here Road Tripping fabric. I’m not quite sure what to do with this one yet, but I’m sure something will come up. Maybe place mats or a table runner for a friend who has a camper.
And finally, I received gifts for my purchases from MSQC. A couple of charms, 500 quilters cash points, and a bag to hold fat quarters. I believe I probably need a few more to hold all the ones I have, but this can help me organize a few of them.
Now that I’m back from vacation, I’m back to working on my Nostalgia Twist pattern test. I finished another row, but was unable to hang it up and take a picture due to the weather here. It has rained every day for at least three weeks. When I say everything is wet, I am not exaggerating. The grass is out of control and once it dries enough to cut, I will probably have another pile like this from last year.
I guess all this rain is better than a hurricane. We have been lucky so far in my area. Once it cools off we will be out of the woods, but I am heart-broken for the ones on the east coast who are recovering from theirs. I know how devastating it can be.
My goal for October is to work on the next row of blocks. I only have two rows left so I am starting to see the end of the tunnel. However, this row takes seventy-two blocks. I don’t think I can do all of them this month so let’s say I complete at least half of them. Here’s a picture of one of the blocks I finished yesterday.
I’m linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal. This link up every month really helps me focus of accomplishing something every month and keeps me on track. Otherwise, I’d probably be all over the place.
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That’s all for now. Thanks for stopping by.