Monday, October 12, 2009

Sew Inspired

This past weekend I went on a temple trip to Nauvoo, Illinois, with some friends from church. We had an eventful drive up there, including a car repair and an accidental detour, but everything ended up fine and we had a good time at the temple and good times spending time with friends, too. On Saturday part of our group had to head home quickly, but I was in the group that stayed behind to do a few touristy things before starting home. We went to a bakery and gift shop, and to a couple places in Old Nauvoo to learn about life in the mid-1800's. And. We went to the Sew Inspired quilt shop in Nauvoo. Isn't that cool? They have lots of great fabric there, fabric lines I have been wishing my local quilt shops would get in stock. I got a few fat quarters--Hushabye Owls in pink and green, and two Eva fat quarters as well.


When I was buying my fabric I talked to the owner and she mentioned that her store is online, and I had to tell her that I'm online too, and my blog is at sewinspired.blogspot.com. She told me about a couple other Sew Inspired quilt shops in the US as well.

I worked on my first English paper pieced hexagons on this trip:

Aren't they cute? I really like the pink and green, and I might add some aqua blue, too. I am planning on taking them on my cruise next month too. My grandpa is taking his married grandkids, and his wife's married grandkids, a total of around 70 people, on a Western Caribbean cruise next month. I get to bring my baby, even. We'll see how much time I can fit in for handsewing on the ship.

Here's a little sneak peek of something else I've been working on, just for fun.

What are you working on this week?

8 comments:

Amy said...

That fabric in the top photo is amazing! I love it.

Blue Is Bleu said...

Hushabye is such a beautiful line! I'm actually working on a little Halloween something just for fun to hang in my studio, and aside from that, a couple of baby quilt orders.

Kitten said...

That hexagon piecing is making me want to paper piece! So gorgeous.

Leslie said...

i love your hexagons!! those hushabye owls are amazing.

L Johnson said...

How cool to spend the day in Nauvoo!!! I think that is so cool that you got to shop at Sew Inspired and learned of others who share your passion. Cruising is my favorite way to travel!! No matter if you have a chance to quilt or not you will have the best time ever with your family and being rocked to sleep on the ocean!!!

Diane J. Evans said...

Great projects -- your English paper piecing is excellent! And thank you for your comment on my blog -- I greatly appreciate it!

Diane

Terri said...

I really like all of the Halloween prints. I see you have been "Working in the lab late at night."

Joanna said...

Going to the temple in Nauvoo is something I would love to do some time! How wonderful, and then to get to a quilt store as well...bliss!!