Monday, 28 September 2015

Summer Vacation

It's been a busy summer!  Someone stopped me at a quilt show last week and mentioned my neglected blog!!  Fall has arrived, so hopefully, I can put up a few posts so you can see what I've been up to.  My policy has always been that I post quilts that are finished, but I think I have to change that since I tend to start new projects all the time instead of finishing old ones LOL.

We went to Prince Edward Island for our vacation in July and took a few days getting there and 5 days getting back.   It was a very nice and relaxed holiday.  The Row by Row quilt shop hop experience was a very handy way to drop into a few quilt shops along the way and pick up the free row pattern, check out the shop and buy a few great memories of our trip.  This year's Row by Row theme was "water" fitting well with the Maratimes :-).  I hope to make the row patterns in separate small wallhangings and find a spot on my sewing room wall to change out the different ones as I make them instead of making a large quilt out of them.  

Here are a few of the quilt shops we visited:

We saw quite a few covered bridges in New Brunswick
The Covered Bridge Quiltery close to Moncton was appropriate!  They had a lovely row pattern, but unfortunately, no kits left..but I have stash :-)
The Fabric Cupboard was also in New Brunswick
This farmhouse was just off the main highway to the bridge to PEI.  It was called "Spruce it Up quilt shop" in Port Elgin, NB.  Great place with lovely beach, bird, ocean type fabrics.
The Quilt shop in Charlottetown was the only PEI shop on the Row by Row.   It had lots of Anne of Green Gables kits and a nice row pattern and kit.

Country Crafts and Curtains was a very tiny shop in NB that we visited on the way home. 

We even popped across the border to this cute shop in Houlton, Maine, just a little bit West of Woodstock, NB.  There were some nice antique shops on the main street and a lovely stop to stretch our legs and get some fresh air.

Entrance to the shop.  They carried the metal quilt blocks in the shop, but with the exchange rate the way it is, that made them very pricey, so I left those behind.  I did pick up the row by row and a kit as well.  It will be fun making the rows over the winter months while reliving memories of a great summer vacation!