I have the best children in the world. They spoil me when they can. For Mother's Day they surprised me with new quilting rulers and thread, what more could I ask for.
I finally finised the Memory Lane row for April.
Since the first picture is a little hard to see I tried to get a closer picture. The blocks were relatively easy, but meeting those points when joining the blocks was a bit harder. Let's just say my seam ripper had a work out on this one.
Yesterday I went on a road trip with two quilting friends. We went to Patchwork Plus in Dayton, Va. I had purchased the first two fabrics in the above photo at a local quilt shop and I was looking for something to go with them to make a quilt for my sister. I found the last two in Dayton. I love them, especially the last one. It's called Marblehead by Ro Gregg for Paintbrush Studio. I haven't seen anything like it in our local shops and it blends great with the original purchase. I also bought a piece with fish on it to start thinking about a quilt for my Daddy. We went to Rachel's Quilt Shop in Staunton, Va and I purchased a book called Adoration Quilts by Rachel W.N. Brown. She is the shop owner and she personalized the book with a note and autograph. It has lovely applique for Christmas. The last place we stopped was The Quiltery in Fairfield, Va. This little shop was a gem. We got there 20 minutes before they closed so I was so overwhelmed with all they had and their great prices that I just couldn't chose. I decided since it is only an hour from my house I will be returning there in the future when I have more time to spend.
I am feeling a little crazy right now as I look around at all the projects I have started and all the ideas I suddenly have. I am almost finished the May block for the Color Me Happy project. I still have April's blogger BOM to do and soon the May block will be posted. I have my mother-in-law's quilt to finish the borders on. I have many more pieces to cut for the next cross quilt. Now, I have added a quilt for my sister and I am beginning to think of doing one for my Daddy. Wow, I really need to get organized and finish some of these projects.
Sew Long for Now