Shop Hopping

Last week friends and I did some shop hopping through the Shipshewanna Back Roads Shop Hop. Here’s my list of items I wanted to purchase:

  1. batting for Chic Country, pattern by Sew Kind of Wonderful ✔️
  2. light Batiks for Cascade, pattern by Victoria Findlay Wolfe ✔️
  3. floss & embroidery needles for my temperature quilt  ✔️
  4. bicycle fabric ✗
  5. Hoffman’s Big Dream Flower Panel ✔️ I bought two!
  6. Fossil Fern fabric  ✔️ I only bought a 2 yard piece, but found a new-to-me shop that carries the whole line!
Light Batiks for the Cascade Pattern
Hoffman Big Dream Panels & Fossil Fern Fabric.
I might have picked up a pattern NOT on my list.
My quilty group has decided to jump on the Jelly-Roll Rug wagon. Now I need to find a Jelly Roll I’d like for my kitchen rug. Or maybe I’ll cut strips from my stash.
For our quilt retreat sewing day, I decided to take along 2 UFOs to work on. I finished the Dresden plate table runner top and back. I’ll share a photo once it is all quilted.  I also finished a back for last years BOM. Sorry, no photo yet.
I took along my new Brimfield Pattern and templates and started cutting out Fossil Fern fabrics.  Brimfield is my new EPP project. I’m finding I really like EPP and decided to go ahead and start a new project this Summer. No stitching happened at the retreat as I forgot a glue stick for basting.  I’m very tempted to try Missie Carpenter’s technique using spray starch instead of glue. Traditional Primitives is her company. Check out her YouTube to learn how she uses Spray Starch in a Starch Brush to baste her EPP.  She vended at the quilt festival.
The start of a new project.
Once home, I finished up the next set of blocks in the Letters to a Soldier Book.
Milkyway Star
Above are the first 6 blocks, 6 more to go for this stage the quilt.
How did I do on last’s week To-Do list?
  1. Enjoy Shipshewana Quilt Festival with my quilty friends! ✔️ Two fantastic days with friends!
  2. Figure out what to take for our sewing day. ✔️ 2 UFOs

This week’s To-Do List:

  1. FMQ Chic Country quilt
  2. Prep more hummingbird quilt blocks

Linking to To-Do Tuesday and Linky Tuesday.

4 Responses to “Shop Hopping”

  1. Jean McKinstry Says:

    Those pale batiks, I struggle down here to find any, and the panel, I have seen some that have been quilted on the Gammill Facebook group, truly so beautiful. A shop hop sounds like a heap of fun, and great finds.

  2. Rebecca Grace Says:

    Jelly roll RUG? Really?? Are quilting cottons durable enough for a rug? My grandmother had some similar rugs when I was little but I don’t remember what the fabric was like, just the bright colors. I’m curious to learn more about this project so please post about it!

  3. Roseanne Says:

    Hi Sharon,
    It looks to me like you had a very successful week! I love that panel . . . and have been seeing the jelly roll rug all over Pinterest. I think I am going to need to make one myself. It looks like a lot of work . . . but worth it for the end result.
    Happy Thursday! ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. Connie K Campbell Says:

    Great shopping fun! I just bought the Jelly Roll rug pattern also!

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