Each day I would go visit Mother, then I would go to a fabric store or quilt shop. On the first day, I went to the Hancock Fabrics in Collierville. One purchase was a 10 yard bolt of white Kona cotton fabric with a 40% off coupon. I bought several nice pinks, purples, and greens for a new project.
The next afternoon, I drove to the Cordova area to a small quilt shop called Quiltsmiths. It was a lovely store and the staff was so helpful. I found some nice fat quarters of baby gingham checks. And, they cut me some more. Aren't they great?
On my third day, after I went to see Mother, I headed to Arlington, TN, to the Quilting Barn. This was a slightly larger shop and I went polka dot crazy! This was a nice shop, too.
Pinks, greens, and purples are for a new applique project that I started at Karen's. It's a BOM from 2012 called Mimi's Bloomers. You can find it on designer Erin Russek's blog called One Piece At A Time. The small blocks and corner block patterns are free on her site. I purchased the large center block pattern called Miss Mimi from her store. I have the pieces of one corner block prepared and glue basted to the background fabric. Just need to place one more piece on bottom of the basket and it will be ready for some slow hand-stitching.
Linking to Kathy's Quilts.