Monday, September 15, 2014

Surprise Treat

On occasion, when traveling with my husband to his trade shows, I am able to visit the local quilt shops. This weekend we traveled to Herminston, OR. This small town has two quilt shops, and I was lucky enough to visit both of them! The first shop I stopped at is called, Aunty Ida's, and she also sells Bernina sewing machines. I was fortunate enough to find some of Lecien's Durham rose collection fabric. Two pieces actually from the collection. Be still my heart!

Here is the first piece I found, and I purchased three yards.

This is the second piece, and I also purchased three yards.

This picture shows both pieces together, showing how wonderful they are side by side. Now I am in dreamland, thinking about what I am going to be doing with these pieces.

The next place I was able to enter is a shop called Material Girl. I mostly did a look about, but did come across Kim Diehl's newest book Simple Blessings.   If you remember, I have been working on one of Kim's projects, Prairie Primrose, from her other book, Simple Traditions.  You can read about the project's progress here.

I poured over it for hours last night working in my mind which patterns I would like to do. The two pictures below are the finalists in my decision making, only because I have so many scraps I want to get used up.



Yesteryear Embroideries said...

What lovely fabric! I can just imagine all of the pretty things you can do with that! How wonderful that you go with your husband to his trade shows and how wonderful to find some great shops. I love the quilts in that book! I bet you'll be cranking quilts out from there in no time!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love that fabric as well. What fun to travel to the different quilt stores.