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.
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.
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.