As you may realise my Quilters Trail Shop Hop continued on Thursday and this time we headed west out of Brisbane. First Stop....Gatton.
What a friendly atmosphere in this shop. It is always a joy to visit as it is such a lovely space filled with natural light and plenty of shop quilts to look at. A nice touch was being greeted as we got off the bus by the shop owner and all handed a lollipop.
Sew Creative is the home of the longest hexigon quilt. I was honoured to see it (rolled up) a couple of years ago and there is a collage of photos in the shop as a reminder.
So many people contributed to this quilt by making hexigon flower blocks and sending them in to the shop and then the whole thing was quilted in stages and joined together to form
Isn't that an incredible achievement? I would have loved to have made a block for this quilt but it was all over and done with by the time I found out about it. Here are a couple of photos (of photos) of the quilt to get an idea of its size
Anyway, back to my shopping trip. The ladies had dressed up the shop with purple balloons, swags and lanterns. I love purple so I bought some purple fabric on the "purple table" and some very cute buttons, a "quilt diva" Amy Bradley pattern and some special embroidery needles. I am posting photos of what I bought on my fb page.....link on sidebar.
There was also a quick tutorial of the snappy bag which the girls had made up as the free pattern. They came up with a very clever idea on this one and when I eventually make this gem I will let you in on this secret.