Wednesday, June 5, 2013

WIP Wednesday (The really small one)

It's been a slow sewing week here as I am still dealing with weekly vet trips and an ever growing list of chores to be completed before I head out of town for almost a week for work at the end of the month.  So I'm sorry no pretty pictures to share today.

But my mom, dad, and I are taking off tomorrow to go on a little mini quilt shop hop around the Raleigh, NC area on Friday and Saturday before heading back.  Those unexpected vet bills have killed my budget so I doubt I'll be doing much buying but there are a few projects on my list that I'm hoping to pick up some pieces for.  And of course if I see this pretty little thing I am sure it will make it's way into my cart without a second thought.

Olfa Splash Rotary Cutter

My mom doesn't know it yet but I also planned a little game for us to play along the way and when we get home.  I have never made a mystery quilt before but the idea intrigued me.  Especially after seeing the one that Amanda Jean made recently.  So I had some help from a friend so I wouldn't know what the finished quilts would look like and they printed of the steps for two mystery quilts.  I thought it would be fun to try and get one item from the material list at each place we shopped and then come home and make the quilts.  I don't know yet how this one is going to play out and I built lots of variables in for extra fun so we will see how it goes and I'll give you guys all a little update next week on where we are so far.

Thanks for stopping by my rather boring WIP Wednesday.  Be sure to head over to Lee's and see what everyone else is up to.  Oh, and if you are from the Raleigh area or have been shopping there and have a favorite quilt store do me a favor and leave me a comment.  I'm still finalizing the route and would love to hit up some recommended shops along the way.


  1. no help with the quilt shops ... I was in that area of NC once though and it is beautiful there, I loved all the green! <3 Have fun on your shop hop!

    I am stopping by from the WIP hop, hop on by if you can!

  2. Have fun on the shop hop! It's always nice to be collecting something while doing one - keeps me from getting overwhelmed by so much eye candy :-)

  3. I was just there yesterday! We went to Cary Quilting Company which was fantastic. The owner was sweet and so friendly. She and my 5 yr were busy unwrapping fabrics and he assisted her with boxes. It was a hoot!

    We then went to Wish Upon A Quilt. Great FQ selection!

    Then Elegant Stitches. Very nice store. If you like batik they were not scarce.

    Finally we did lunch and then Bernina World of Sewing. I got quite a few prints from there.

    Enjoy it!!!!


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