We started out the day yesterday with the small fall festival in the near by town– needless to say it didn’t feel like fall and we only walked around for a short while – it was hot!! And there wasn’t much there like usual. After we left there we thought we would take a drive up into the mountains and skip landscaping/yard work for a change. We had a full day out not getting home until close to 8 in the evening. It was nice to do something different for a change and haven’t done so in quite some time.
We ended up in Branson Missouri two hours north of us up twisting curvy mountain roads for the most part. First thing was to find the quilt shop seeing as I was there – right! I hadn’t been to it in years and the one I had went to was destroyed by a tornado about 5 years ago (?) I knew they moved to a new building so did a search on my phone and we found it easily enough – sign on the door though said no photos and no sketches. I don’t think I have ever seen that before on a quilt shop – they did have a lot of quilts hanging on the walls for sale but most were patterns I have seen in plenty of books. Thought I would get a photo of the outside. Nice enough shop but over priced fabric as is everywhere LOL – I am so cheap and used to the online sales – I looked at fabric but didn’t buy any I know where I can get it lower price – and no one say I need to support my local quilt shops – this is two hours away — I have no local quilt shops! This shop has tons of fabric and a good variety so maybe another time when I am up there I will need fabric.
Someone had said for big stitch quilting use Pepper Corey needles and they had them so I picked up a package of them, my retractable measuring tape had broke so I got another – I love the 120 inches on it and the way it rolls up. Twiggy and Opal’s Jayne has been making pot holders and I thought I might give it a shot so picked up some of the Insul-Bright batting. I really like the ones she has been making. (I really do have enough fabric for now)
Before we left in the morning I had been chain stitching little blocks together – when I get these finished I will have 10 blocks – they go so quickly.
I didn’t get my Final Frontier rolled down one more time – a little left to finish before I do that. I really have been taking time with wrapping this one up!! Not intentionally it is just the way it has worked out. This is where I left off – not much to do before it gets rolled down – I will join in with Kathy’s Quilts:Slow Stitching Sunday and finish this edge up and maybe finally get around to glue bating the diamonds down to make ready for the applique on Williamsburg Beauty. I am also linking to Quilting is more Fun Than Housework.