I finished my first block for the Blogger’s Block of the Month and decided to use the same fabrics that I am using for my Fat Quarters Star QAL as I have plenty.
This block is 8.5 inches and I can always add sashs if I want to use the blocks from both QAL’s in one quilt.
I really had a fun weekend and also found some fabrics and notions that I just had to have. We stopped at Susan’s Calico Creations in Fulton, IL which a neat shop with bolts of fabric in baby cribs. I hadn’t been there in years and I loved all the neat fabrics they had. They also put together a lot of beautiful kits.
I couldn’t resist buying the 7 inch Drunkard’s Path template by Elisa’s Backporch. I wanted the 3.5 inch but they were out of it.
Then I found this cute little mini Lil’ Twister that I just had to have, they even had a smaller one!
I also picked up this cute charm pack of Northern Cardinal……I can see a Christmas runner coming in this.
I had to share a couple pictures I took. This is a island on the Mississippi River which has a home on it. Rapids City, IL is on one side (where I’m standing) and LeClaire, IA is on the other.
Expressions in Threads is a great quilt shop in LeClaire, IA. I took this picture in the morning when we were first starting up the Great River Road in Illinois
We were told there was a quilt store in Savanna, IL but couldn’t find it. So we headed back to Iowa.
I’ll have to wait until tomorrow to show you what goodies I got at Expressions in Threads. Builder Bob is putting me to work tomorrow so I don’t know what I’ll get done in my quilting room………..I sure want to play with my new fabric and templates!