“This is the first time I am using the Amish Star Block in a quilt. My biggest challenge in working on my quilt is that I am not at home; I am in Houston, Texas, at my son’s home with him and his family. They are expecting their second daughter any day and I am here to help. Fortunately, I always bring my sewing machine and quilting supplies when I travel. My 17-month-old granddaughter Myla is being quite helpful with the sewing process. My entire family is very supportive and excited for me. I will not be home until the end of June, so will be completing my quilt top while I am in Houston. Lucky for me, there are some wonderful quilt shops to help with my fabric selection. I am mainly using a Moda collection by the French General called ‘Rounneries Deux’.”
Sue has had quite a time finding fabric while she is in Houston:
“I set out in search of local fabric shops. I had an excuse for shopping, since I didn’t bring my stash to Houston with me. My daughter-in-law and I had my granddaughter with us – she was a good little shopper and we found most of the fabric I was looking for (I had scoped out their fabric earlier last week just hoping I might get through to the next challenge!). After the first shop the little girl needed a nap, so I ventured out on my own to the next. My GPS gave out on my journey to Texas, so I was pretty much on my own as far as directions. I found the next shop and got one more piece of fabric, but you know how it is – you wonder what else is out there, so I just had to go to one more shop. The clerk was really nice and printed out some shop-hop directions for me and said it was only 20 minutes away. Well as the story goes, one hour later after asking a motorcycle sheriff, a UPS man, and making a few calls home to my husband in Wisconsin, I finally found the shop. I bought two more pieces of fabric and held my breath as I asked for more directions to get back to my son’s home. What’s shopping without some excitement?”
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