Finally, I can prove that I did actually get some sewing done! I know some of you may have been thinking that I just shopped and ate the whole time! I worked on the sashing blocks for “Hop To It.” It took me a bit longer than I originally thought it would. There are over 120 hourglass blocks that finish to an odd size that make up the sashing of that quilt.
These are a couple of the applique blocks with sashing laid around them with the corner stones. I’m making a primitive version of this quilt and used a brushed cotton homespun for all the fabric besides the wool in the applique. With using this type of fabric, you really need to have a very scant 1/4″ seam to make sure your blocks come out to the correct size. Being the perfectionist that I am, I made all my blocks bigger and then trimmed them up. Yes, it’s much more time consuming, but they are ALL the correct size and NOT wonky. I love how scrappy it looks already!!
Now “Hop To It’ is ready for the quilt top to be assembled as soon as I finish stitching around the last two blocks! Yipee! I’m almost there!!
Now for some of things that followed me home from Shipshewana!
My sister, Kristin gave me a gift certificate for Lolly’s for Christmas. I spent it on replacing 3 of my rulers. The corners were just terribly shaved off and rulers can add up quickly! I thought that was pretty good use for my gift certificate. I picked up some of the other items at Yoder’s. I love the French General fabric. I’m using that on a project I plan on starting very soon. Not the pattern in the photo. I have other plans for that one coming very soon as well.
Shipshewana has some really neat shops to buy things for your home. I really love a few of the primitive shops and amazingly there is always some orphans that follow me home! 🙂
I picked these up at 50% off from one of my favorite primitive shops called A Thankful Heart. The wool sheep is just darling! The prim houses have a place in the back to plug a light in. I think they were a steal at less then $35 for all three!
I’ve been collecting vintage or reproduction game boards to decorate the stairwell to our downstairs. I picked up a few over the weekend.
They are all from different little shops and ALL on sale. I especially like the checkerboard with the pineapples in the corners. That was a last minute find right before I was leaving the store. I just happen to spot it in the corner on the floor. My lucky day!! Oh and the quilt sign in the front of the group, I thought it would look nice hanging in Annie’s studio. It was only $5.00. What a steal!!
This is where Scott will hang the new game boards. They will join a few that I picked up last year in Shipshewana.
Don’t worry I did some shopping for the rest of the family too.
I have just a few more photos from trip.
I wanted to show a closer look at some of the beautiful quilts hanging in Lolly’s At Home. Just beautiful. Inspiring! Yes, the clock reads 6:13… AM! You can see some ladies off to the left of the photo shopping in their pj’s!
This was in the window ledge of one of the bedrooms at the bed and breakfast. These sweet little bunnies reminded me of Darlene! I had to take a photo just for her! 🙂
This concludes my trip. I hope you all enjoyed Shipshewana!