In October of 2014, just shy of my 21st birthday, I started an adventure with my husband. The adventure: trucking across the United States. The goal: visit every quilt shop I can (at least one from every state) and bring home souvenirs. I wasn't able to make that goal in the 8 months we were out, but now I'm happily home and sewing more than ever :)
Sorry for such a long hiatus, I’m not very good at this
whole blogging thing. But I got to another shop! It was about a mile away from
where we parked, and it was in Texas so it was really hot (even in January) but
it was worth it. A cute little shop called B & B Quilting in Buda, but it had quite
a few bolts of fabric. I got to meet one of the owners, and she helped check me
out, which was pretty awesome.
Just inside the door, though there's a lot more to it than this.
They had this cool “Surprise!” pattern, where there’s fabric
folded around one main fabric, like one of those paper fortune tellers we used
to make. I almost got the pattern, but I’d rather use that money towards
fabric. It’s pretty cool though, especially for a kid or baby:
Since Texas is the biggest state, I wasn’t too worried about
the big print of this one.And the hubby
and I both thought it was a pretty great fit for Texas. Plus, it went along
with the general theme I’ve decided on so far, which is the graphic fabric
that’s really direct. The Washington fabric is the best example so far.
I also got this really sweet wavy fabric that I think will
look absolutely fantastic as binding for something. I should have gotten more,
but this should be good for a baby quilt or something at least.
And then there’s this clock fabric, which I just couldn’t
say no to. I really love clocks for whatever reason, and surprisingly I don’t
find clock fabric very often. That could just be because I don’t look, but
either way, I was excited to find this one :)
Lastly, I guess I’m collecting dog fabric too, because I got
this super cute fat quarter as well. What can I say? I love dogs! Also, I miss
our baby (a ferocious Peekapoo – Pekinese-Poodle mix – named Kuma, which is
Japanese for bear), who’s staying with his grandma back in Oregon. 10 ½ pounds
of pure Little Dog Syndrome fury, but we both love him like the four-legged
child he is. So, yknow, dog fabric is my outlet I guess =P
We visited B & B Quilting on January 29th,
I’ve just been stalling to write and post this. I’m lazy, there’s really no
other way to say that, haha. Since then, I’ve also got Nebraska checked off my
list, so I’ve got one more post coming soon!