I left home for the Quilt MN Shop Hop this summer with a list in my purse and a song in my step. Granted, I added onto that list while I was on the hop but I just couldn’t figure out why my favorite pair of Birkenstock’s squeaked when I walked.
You’ve all been patiently waiting for my next loot post so I hope I don’t disappoint you. If you need to catch up with that fun quilting shop hop trip, catch the links on this post and then here, here and here.
First, lets take a look at the list of things my mom wanted me to find for her: Airplane fabric, two spools of Aurifil thread, and a Sewline Fabric Pencil. Mission accomplished.
The big item on my list was fabric for a Minecraft quilt for my oldest grandson who is seven and enjoys playing that computer game. He’s already picked out the blocks he wants from the pattern on the Seriously, I Think It Needs Stitches blog. On the shop hop, we found lots of solids and other interesting fabric for me to use for that quilt. I will have a nice selection to choose from when I begin that project.
I also listed more black and white fabrics to add to my black and white quilt. I have enough for a king-sized quilt (which I was planning to make anyway) and probably a couple more smaller size ones too. My Arizona quilting group has a black and white and one other color challenge this year. I think I’m all set in the black and white department.
1930 Repro fabrics were also on my list. I looked for them last year and they were hard to find and when I did find them most of them were on clearance. Which was very good for last year. This year more stores had them but I didn’t find many in the clearance section. Which was not very good for this year.
I also had this iron cleaner on the list. I bought some of these sheets last year as a notion promotion and was hoping I’d find more this year. I should have taken two.
Aurifil thread was on my list so I bought two spools.
Oh, I was so excited to find these wonderful perfect little scissors by Karen Kay Buckley. Yes, they were on my list! They are very pointed and very sharp and have a tendency to become lost. I bought two last year on the hop and one the year before. I gave mom a pair last year. I have already lost both of mine. So this year I bought two more and they were even on sale. With my history of losing things, I should have bought a few more.
I looked and asked at each shop for fabric that portrayed prairie with rocks so that I can make another covered wagon block like this one. Having previously bought only a fat quarter of that perfect prairie with rocks, there isn’t enough to make another block. I began the search and found the piece below on day 7.
That was the extent of the list but not the extent of this big pile. I still have more to reveal.
Up next: The Big Splurge (The things that weren’t on my list but still followed my plan to like all that I buy so I couldn’t leave them behind)
Coming Soon: Guest post by Tu-Na Helper (my husband) regarding his thoughts and impressions of the shop hop trip.
What I Learned Today:
- If I think I might use it, buy enough the first time.
- A fat quarter is not enough in most cases.
- Label my scissors just like in kindergarten. Oh, and also label my mom’s.
- Some scissors seem to have legs.
Question: What have you lost lately?
Interesting reading your post. I take it that you do the state shop hop every year. What a fun trip! Happy sewing. Blessings, Gretchen
I’m glad you enjoyed reading my post. This was the third year we did the shop hop. I am not sure I can convince my dear husband to go for a fourth but we did have lots of fun and saw and did some fun things including going sailing on day three.
I can’t wait to see what was not on your list! I lost my camera’s battery charger.
You don’t have to wait any longer as I just posted “The Last of the Loot—aka The Big Splurge.” What do you think I should make with that featured poppy fabric on that post?
I am enjoying your posts of your Shop Hop stash! I haven’t tried those iron cleaning cloths. I’m going to have to add those to my list! Love the black/whites you picked up, as I’m drawn to daisies as well. Looking forward to your husband’s post!
Thanks. We hoped his post would have been ready today but it’s been a busy weekend.
Thanks. I’m glad you’ve been enjoying my posts but I am a bit embarrassed over all the loot I bought. It sure accumulated faster than I thought. We hoped my husband’s post would have been ready today but it’s been a busy weekend
I want your Loot Karen, they are all so pretty. Lately I lost my favorite variegated Aurifil Gray thread and like Sheila above I also lost my camera’s charger.
Oh, my! I hope your lost has been found. Something interesting is that I lost my new spool of cream Aurifil too and it was half full yet! I should have bought more!!!!!
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No I haven’t found any of the lost items 😦
Nice haul! Depending on the quilt, having the planes in different sizes should add a little interest. What is the the white fabric with specks, the right above your favorite? I NEED that one!
That black and white dot is Bellissimo, Designed for Benartex by Michele D’Amore Designs.
WOW!! What a nice haul! Really nice things! I totally cracked up at your “what was I thinking” fabrics! I’m sure those will go in the Minecraft quilt nicely! And I really love your black & white fabrics! Someday, a black & white quilt will be in my future! Looking forward to the rest of your goodies and of course, a word from your hubby!!!
Thanks! But I do mourn over all the ones I left behind!
You never did say why your shoe squeaked; do you?
I still can’t figure out why my favorite pair of Birkenstocks “sings” to me every time I take a step. That squeaking is really annoying and embarrassing. So far it hasn’t stopped me from wearing them.