Monday, November 16, 2015

Where in the World ...

... is Libby?

Actually, I'm home now. Guess where I was last week!

Hmm, need a hint?

Too subtle? How about this ...
Row-by-Row kit from Yoder's Department Store

Yep, Indiana Amish Country!  I HAD to go for a meeting of the Midwest Fabric Study Group.  (Umm, ri-i-ight, an 8-hour drive JUST for a meeting in Shipshewana, Indiana. )

One can't go to Shipshe without allowing time for shopping. And shop I did!  Five quilt shops in one day.  My wallet is busted!  The stash report is so busted I'm not even going to count anymore! 

I did get the one critical thing I was looking for -- a sashing fabric for my gray/yellow pineapple blocks.

Current pineapple sashing choice 

But I couldn't stop there!  Selections include more clear grays ...

 ... some luscious taupey grays/tans ...

... and a FQ pack of Kaufman solids ...

 Several large cuts of backgrounds, two 3-yard wide backs, and a roll of taupe strips round out the purchases.  I am trying to convince myself that it all has a purpose ... OK, if I live long enough.  But it sure was fun!

The gray/yellow pineapple blocks will go back up on the wall today with the latest sashing option.

More on the sashing situation later.

Hop over to Patchwork Times to see more design walls this Monday.


  1. Of course it all has a purpose! It's to make you smile. See? Job well done.
    Can't wait to see what you do with all the new goodies!

  2. I'm so envious. Someday maybe I'll get to Shipshewana. I love all your new acquisitions, especially the taupes. I think after all the modern brightness of the last few years, there's something especially appealing to me about warm neutrals and taupes. But I'm drooling over your pack of solids, too! Have fun with it all -

  3. Love the pineapples and I'm curious to see how the sashing looks.
    What a super new collection of fabrics.

  4. Oh, does it ever look like you had fun! I love the progress on your pineapple blocks.

  5. I haven't been to Shipshe yet . . . on my list! Glad you had a good trip.

  6. You would be a great influence on fabric buying trips Libby! I love those greys and taupes! The yellow and grey pineapple quilt is fabulous already!

  7. Oh my!!! YUM!!!!! I've never been to Shipshe, but it's on my bucket list :-) Of course, I don't suppose there's any fabric left for me after your little visit LOL!!!

  8. What a fun trip. Glad you were able to find so many fun fabrics.


Comments make me smile; I would love to hear from you! I respond almost exclusively by email, so be sure you are not a "no-reply" blogger. Or include your email address if you need an answer to a question.