I had some hand work ready for the long drive from Oregon to Kansas and Florida - and for the long drive home! I had received this book for my birthday from my sister a few years ago and decided to make the baby quilt pictured on the cover. My favorite movie is "Miss Potter" so I was excited to get something that has her drawings to use to make something. I had cut the hexagons before we left and traced the pictures onto the fabric. I'm lucky to have a DH who looks for quilt shop signs along the road and the first shop that we stopped at was in Wyoming - in a small town in the middle of nowhere!
The shop, Valley Fabric Shop, Urie, Wyoming (population 262 in 2020), was amazing and I could have spent a much longer time perusing their wonderful displays.
I wanted to find fabrics to use for the Peter Rabbit quilt and I found the fabrics in the picture below.
This is some of the embroidery that I did while riding down the highways. I haven't finished all the stitching - especially the eyes on some of them.
After leaving Kansas we were on our way to Florida. I think I was reading and I felt the car turning around. I asked DH why he was doing that and he said he wanted to get some coffee - we were in Missouri at the time. He did get coffee after he dropped me off at this quilt shop. Look at the caption under the name of the quilt shop. I did not scream because I didn't see the sign that he saw.
They were having a sale on patterns, panels and books. I found 2 patterns. The apron looks easy to make, but the Diamond Log Cabin looks very hard. It is a 26 1/2" square wall hanging (and there was one hanging in the shop). That's what I saw and I loved it. It's all paper pieced, but I'm pretty sure I have enough scraps to make it. Blue Top Quilt Shop in Lamar, MO is also a wonderful shop with a large variety of fabrics and quilting supplies.
This is the panel I bought.
I got this fabric to make the apron.
And got this fabric just because I liked it.
I will close with this picture of me with Abby, my granddaughter (age 12) and my DIL, Vizo.
We had a wonderful time on our trip, but are very happy to be back home! Thanks for visiting!