I was in Minnesota for a week to see my son and daughter-in-law (Joe and Jess), and of course, the youngest grandchild, Calvin. Again. Cutest kid ever…..except for your grands! ;-D
While I was there in Blaine, we HAD to go into Anoka (a nearby town) because there is, in addition to Truffles (a bakery and eatery with good food and award winning desserts! yum!!), Peterson’s Shoes (a shoe store my husband and I both like), and Millie P’s Quilt Shop. I was not able to match the grey fabric I was hoping for, but! I was able to find an alternate grey. Lucky me! If you are ever in the Twin City area, you should really check out Anoka. It is a sweet little community, and if your husband is not excited about a quilt shop, there is a pretty sweet micro brewery less than a block away! Just sayin’.
Anyhoo. Whilst walking around the quilt shop I pointed out this book to Jess.
After church and lunch (isn’t it always about the food?), we set to work. I pressed and cut and unsewed at Jess’s direction, and we worked our way through the pattern. We got Jess’ brother, Drew to come over on Monday to take Calvin duty so we could sew. And by the time Joe got home from work this is what Jess made.
I did apologize to Joe for sucking his wife into my addiction, um, passion. He laughed. He knows what this looks like and is also very proud of his wife’s creative side. I think when they come and visit this summer we can try our hands at fabric printing. I know she’ll be great at that! ;-D
Now I need to get on with the graduation quilt.