October quilt #2 and more to come

While on fall break, I may have stopped at a couple of quilt/fabric shops. My favorite in Branson is the one inside Silver Dollar City, Miss Kate's. I love the fabric selection, which is more modern but also just some really pretty fabrics. She also has great prices! I brought home these this time:

I also found this mystery fabric that I loved. It had been made into a bag and I could not find any of it on a bolt. Any suggestions?

The other fabric store I found was Quilts and Quilts.

 It was a huge store filled with fabric and lots of other quilting supplies, like templates for quilting and lots of stuff I didn't even check out because I was focused on fabric. The fabric selections in this store were geared more toward traditional fabrics, although they did have a few precuts and newer styles. I found some polka dots in the clearance area.

All of the fabric, samples, and crafty focus of so much we saw in Branson gave me the push I needed to finish up the Blue Lagoon quilt this week, and also the scrap quilt top I started before I left.

Most of the blue fabrics are from Harmony by Kanvas Studios for Benartex. I added a few from my stash and a few from Dear Stella just to add a bit more variety. I liked the Harmony set for this quilt though because of the Japanese influence on so many of the prints. That seemed perfect for the recipient of this quilt and it's future home in my brother-in-law's old bedroom. The backing is some of the leftovers as well as a print from Joann's.

At this point it started raining, so I moved the photo shoot to this covered glider!

 The quilt top I finished is based on the quilt design in Sunday Morning Quilts called the Missing U. As I mentioned before, I chose to leave out the white bit in the middle of each block, and also made it slightly smaller, more of a picnic size. I will try to finish this one up this weekend since it will have minimal quilting.Or maybe next week would be a better target since there is a soccer tournament and football and church.

I decided this week that I NEEDED to make a quilt for a friend, so I have been looking through my quilt boxes to see which might be good for her. I am working with this one I started last fall to see what I could do with these squares. The white I chose in the middle of each block seems rather bright (maybe why I stuck it in a bin and didn't finish) but some sashing may help balance it better. And another fabric or two. I'm still thinking.

 By the way, if you are needing a fall gift, I still have this fall log cabin quilt for sale in my etsy shop. If you are local, email me and we can skip the shipping charge.

Have a great weekend!


  1. All your projects are so beautiful! Your Blue Lagoon inspires me to use up the rest of my blue floral scraps! And that rainbow one, wow!

  2. Lots of fabulous projects. I love all the square look blocks. Sounds like you had fun looking at fabrics.


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