Random Finds

Yet another rainy day here!!! Will it ever end? To combat the blah we braved the weather today to look for quilt batting. The first store we went to was all home decor fabric so I looked on the trusty iPhone and found a quilt shop called Patchwork Corner in Hemel Hempstead, a town about 20 min away. I was pleasantly surprised. It was a mix of traditional and modern with no countryish fabric in sight. Of course John took some pics without me knowing…



Of course I got a few things…

I couldn’t resist this fabric for a little boy maybe…I have the kids making rockets with a white back ground but I do love the navy…

I’m trying not to get England fabric that is too tacky. I like these. I think they have a lot right now because of the Jubilee and Olympics this year…


On the way home we passed by a street with barges at the end of it in a canal (of course John spotted the area as he loves boats of all kind). It is called Apsley Locks and there are condos built around in a square. I think it would be a neat place to live. John could kayak every morning!…



As we were driving in I saw a sign for a Vegetarian restaurant. It was perfect, by the water with gorgeous food. I will definitely take mom when she comes to visit at the end of May. We started with this lovely beet root, chilli and coconut soup…

Then we had a spinach and feta crepe and an eggplant and chickpea curry with couscous and sweet potato wedges, yummy…


When we got home I could put together the quilt for my friend Liz’s sister who is having a baby soon. I hope she likes it. I think it’s modern city chic baby. Hopefully I can manage a cool free motion quilting pattern that will look pretty on the light grey fabric…

And the back…



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