Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Shop Hop

Last weekend was the annual Road to Oklahoma Quilt Shop Hop and Maggie and I had a great time visiting nine quilt shops! We started in Norman and the Oklahoma City metro area and went all the way to Waynoka and Alva. We logged over 700 miles and enjoyed the scenery and the shops. We also stopped at Eischen's in Okarche and had some of the best fried chicken in the world!!

Here is this year's quilt shown at Completely Quilted in Ponca City. We bought a block kit at each shop and the finishing kit at Completely Quilted since we loved the appliqued butterflies, flowers and trees. I think Maggie and I are going to have our own quilt-a-thon and our quilts made quickly because we both love the blocks and the pattern. Can you see the little cow peeking out the barn doors?

The ladies at Completely Quilted took our picture. This was our last shop to visit and we were totally exhausted! Looking at fabric and spending money is a big job!!!!

We did find some wonderful goodies at the various shops. I love 30's reproductions and old-fashioned scrap quilts so these had to come home with me.

And I was very taken with these charm packs, fabrics and patterns. I had been looking for one of the Dresden Plate templates featured on several blogs and found one of those as well.
The interesting fabric with the black background will appeal to a special person who will giggle when she sees this.

Now with all these new goodies, I need to get busy. I'm almost finished cutting ALL my scraps into squares for nine-patches, strings for spider webs and other shapes for future projects. It's so nice to get that huge tub of scrambled scraps into some organization. My reward for all that cutting will be to do some fun sewing.
Hope everyone is well and happily stitching away!!!


The Other Barb said...

I have to talk my friend into going to a quilt shop hop on of these days. Sounds fun. Nothing like new fabric , charm packs & patterns! Looks like you will be busy for awhile. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

That outer space fabric is fantastic! I absolutely love it! But you knew I would, didn't you? :)

I'm so glad you two had so much fun. It looks like you made some great finds.

Anonymous said...

I see The Other Barb got here before me! Barb, did you notice the similarities between our "All Roads..." quilts and the one Karen will be doing, right down to the cow in the barn?! This one looks like it has less piecing and more applique, very beautiful, and I love that it's scenic. Karen, reading this made me want to be back in Oklahoma.

Kim D. said...

The quilt is adorable.. I joined your giveaway awhile back and thought I'd stop by and say hi.