“Fabric Acquisition” – meaning Trinity and I are exploring some area quilt shops. A planned trip to Waco, TX for Keith’s orthodontic appointment prompted an internet search for Texas quilt shops participating in the Row by Row Experience. Lo and behold, Tomorrow’s Quilts is at 800 Lake Air Dr. in Waco! Please take a look at their home page to view their row for the Row by Row Experience. This summer, each participating quilt shop designed a 9″ x 36″ row with a “water” theme. Tomorrow’s Quilts’ row is four Sunbonnet Sues beneath umbrellas with raindrop background fabric – really cute!
In addition to picking up the free Row by Row pattern, we honed in on the shopping cart full of bargain fabric – 3 yds. for $10. In the photo below you can see the bundles I bought for backings as well as purple and yellow tone-on-tone staples, zoo animal print, and several fat quarters (for which I have a plan; more about the FQs in a future blog post).
On Monday we celebrated the first day of school by driving to Hamilton (without the grands) to peruse the offerings of One More Stitch on N. Rice St. My find was backing for granddaughter Krystine’s scrappy Nine Patch and orange Snowball quilt in fall colors. The print of concentric squares is “Awesome,” an older fabric line by Sandy Gervais; it’s perfect for the quilt, don’t you think? An Electric Quilt sketch of the design plan is in the lower right corner.
On Tuesday after lunch with long time friend and blog follower, Pam, we visited Sew and Quilt Store in Killeen. This shop is also participating in the Row by Row Experience. Isn’t their row filled with fun details?
I purchased an orange/red tonal and a teal/white chevron to go with the fat quarters bought at Tomorrow’s Quilts. I’m off to Trinity’s sewing room to work on my latest quilting project!