Monday, August 29, 2016

Stretch in PEI


Our road trip this summer was lovely, but I did wake up grumpy one morning.  My lovely husband knew just how to chase the grumpies away.  Before heading to our next campground, he made a detour to the Quilting B and More quilt shop in Charlottetown, PEI so I could pet some fabric. Yup, he's a keeper :)

While I was having a lovely chat with the shop owner, having some fabric cut and enjoying her lovely shop, my kids wandered around and my son took these pictures before finding me to report on their find.


In the middle:  Stretch runner shop sample
Any residual grumpiness flew right out the window.  That's my runner pattern, Stretch, right there on the pattern wall, and a shop sample too.  I'd be lying if I said that wasn't thrilling! 

This pattern is one of my favourites.  Just 6 fat quarters and 1/2 yard of fabric yield the top and pieced backing, and it works with any color scheme or seasonal theme.

Coincidentally, a version of Stretch was sitting on my sewing table when I left on vacation, waiting for me to come home to finish and send it off to my cousin Shawn and his new wife Sandra.  It has been safely delivered, so now I can share.

 

I left out the accent color and inner border on this one to make it match the colours on their wedding invitation.  I like how it turned out!


17 comments:

  1. What a lovely surprise for you! It's a great design.

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  2. How exciting for you and what an honor! The gift of the runner looks wonderful. I really love the colors. Husbands know just what we need at times! So happy for you.

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  3. That is so neat! The wedding gift version is beautiful. ~Jeanne

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  4. that has to feel amazing , seeing your design in another shop made up !!! Lovely pattern and happy vacation!!

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  5. I can imagine how heady that must have been to find your own pattern in the shop. At some point do you think you will become jaded to it when you are rich and famous? : )
    That red/white version is really striking.

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  6. Pretty special! What did the shop owner think of that?

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  7. What a lovely way to get rid of the grumpys.

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  8. So fun to see your pattern hanging in the shop I am sure. That would put a smile on anyone's face!

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  9. That must have been very gratifying and exciting! No doubt it perked up your spirits! ---"Love"

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  10. How exciting to see your patterns - and the sample - there!! And I love the version you have just gifted too!

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  11. Way cool! Did the shop owner know who you were?
    And neat idea to make the runner to match the wedding invitation colors.

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  12. I think it is awesome that your kids found and took the pictures. Both versions here look great!

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  13. That is so neat! I'll bet the owner was happy to meet you and I just love that your kids found it and took the pictures. Your hubby is a keeper - bringing you to pet some fabric to make you feel better. Mine sends me to the sewing room =)

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  14. Woo HOO Joanne! I can only imagine how excited you must have been. So wonderful when our families support our passion. I do love the red one you did, wow!

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  15. Yes! What a way to brighten your day! It's wonderful when the DH supports your passion - mine does too, thankfully!

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  16. What a treat, seeing your patterns and the sample quilt in a shop is so exciting!

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