Saturday, June 20, 2009

Take Your Blog to Work Day

Well the Wasatch Front Shop Hop is here and in full swing. (The Wasatch mountains are the mountains to the east of Salt Lake City and the I-15 corridor is along the western side - or front - of those mountains. Park City is on the back side of those mountains. There's a nice little Utah geography lesson for you. )Today is the final day. So if you don't live on the Wasatch Front or aren't vising this week I thought I'd give you a little tour of the store where I work.
If you want to see more of the other shops you can visit Kim or Nedra. And speaking of Nedra, we got to meet in person! She caught me right as I was getting ready to leave after cutting and assembling kits for a couple of hours. I have always thoroughly enjoyed reading her blog and she always leaves the kindest, most encouraging comments. So great to meet you in person, Nedra!
Each of the 15 stores in the 'shop hop' create a free block to giveaway and every store has to make a quilt using all the blocks. This year the theme was "All Around the Town." Here is the quilt that our talented store owner, Amy McClellan, put together. I think it took forever, but turned out SO cool.
I love those little tiny quilts hanging on the clothesline.
Here are a few of the quilts hanging in the store. (Can you see the last quilt I made hanging on the far right?)
Amy (the owner) loves Civil War reproductions so we have a big selection of that category. And some cool quilts too.

Amy is also a talented designer of wool patterns. The nativity above is hers and these monthly blocks below. Also the stockings and tree skirt in the last photo. You can see more of her things here.

Do you recognize the hexagons and the Recess quilt?
And check out this adorable vintage-reproduction puppy quilt. Made with American Jane fabrics! It's another Amy McClellan original.
And there's Mr. Roboto to the right. And speaking of Mr. Roboto, the kits are gone! Thanks to everyone who expressed interest. We will get those kits shipped on Monday. It was really fun to talk to some of you in person. A couple of other people came in the shop this week who also read this weird little blog and were so kind. Thank you! It's really fun to put live people's faces and voices in the context of something that feels so annonymous sometimes.
It has been a crazy week here. I am pretty much over-saturated with cutting fabric. (I wasn't sure such a thing could ever happen.) Throw in a husband in Chicago for 3 days and a sick 3-year-old and not a lot of the other stuff I had planned for this week got done. Like the Mr. Roboto tutorial. Sorry, I feel like such a flake. Hopefully a lot of pictures of pretty quilts will placate you until the beginning of next week when the tutorial will appear. Thanks for your patience.


  1. Loved talking to you in person, and Oh My Goodness - what a fabulous shop you work in! What a great place for inspiration to begin. Just might have to come visit one of these years. :)

  2. My mom and I did a bunch of the shop hop yesterday & I went to your store for the first time! It was a great one! Loved all the quilts on display and I saw your adorable robot quilt. Cute little magnet button things you guys were giving away, too! I bet it's such a fun place to work!

  3. It's been so fun following each other on our blogs and I love keeping up with what you're up to. Thanks for sharing and I loved all of the pictures you took and the quilts you made. Amy's lucky to have you.

  4. I got to visit 9 of the shop hop stores and yours was one of the top favorites. Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration!

  5. What a great shop you get to work in! I'll definitely stop in when I'm up there later this summer! And I love your shop's version of the shop hop quilt!

  6. I just love your shop hop blocks!! I read about it on the other blogs. We never have cute blocks like that. Guess living in FL the shop owners think everyone wants bright and wonky. I would love to see them do a traditional block. Love your store.

  7. I am sorry I missed your call- and my chance at a Roboto kit! UGH.
    Love the shop that you work in-such a great assortment of fabrics.
    Is there a pattern for the puppy quilt? Have a good weekend. Thanks for trying to get in touch with me to order the kit-it was so sweet of you.

  8. Wow, I so wish I lived closer, that would have been a terrific shop hop to go on. The shop looks beautiful with all the quilts hanging, loads of fabric. It is like you are in heaven. I hope your little one feels better soon.

  9. Your shop is wonderful. Thanks for sharing! I love your shop's version of the town quilt! So beautiful! Hope you can rest up after this!

  10. I stopped by to see you on Thursday but you were gone.

  11. I read over on Nedra's blog how she popped in on you. How fun! Wishing I still lived in Utah and could do the shop hop. I love all those house blocks. Cute with them all around the border of the quilt. I hope you get some relief from the craziness soon!

  12. Amy,
    It was so wonderful to meet YOU! You are as cute as you seem on your blog. I will be back in town in a few weeks and want to come to your store. Maybe I can arrange it around your work schedule. You really had your hands full with husband out of town and sick kids. All during Shop Hop. Isn't that how things go? Through it all you still looked cheerful.
    Your quilts were fabulous!

  13. Thanks for showing us all those lovely quilts....I enjoyed shop hopping with you.

  14. thanks for all the yummy pictures!!! i wish i was there in person!

  15. fun pics! I'm totally going there next time I'm on the front side :) Hopefully without kiddos! Glad it's over for your sake.

  16. Does your shop have a website? (Sorry if it was it in the post and I missed it...) Am always on the lookout for good stores to purchase from!


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