Friday, April 24, 2009

More route 66

The first two pictures are from Illinois at the rabbit ranch. This gentleman has a love of all things rabbits from cars to the fuzzy little creatures. He even had his rabbit, Montana, up for the presidential election until his untimely death last year. He works out of his somewhat refurbished gas station so he's around most days to talk with tourists. Inside was full of route 66 things old and new. His "art" was inspired by two locations further on down the road. The first being Cadillac ranch in Texas. This farmer erected these Cadillacs, way out in the middle of his field, at the exact angle of the great pyramids. They used to be pink but unfortunately people have spray painted over them. I don't want my quilting blog to become the route 66 blog but this is so much fun to share.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Traveling Route 66

Rats, I left my camera at home today so you'll have to wait until tomorrow for the pictures. As I mentioned, there was a lot of "art" along the route. Here's a quote I heard about art recently... it was something like Art, it's what you can get away with. Keep that in mind when you see the pictures.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Traveling Route 66

I'm baaack. You may have noticed the short absence here. I just got back from a two week trip driving route 66 with a friend all the way! That's from Chicago to LA! (And, by the way it was 100! degrees in LA yesterday) The three most interesting things were: 1. The People. 2. The changing landscape across this great country of ours. 3. The interesting artwork along the way.
Let's start with the people. It was fun to see the reactions of people when we said we were traveling route 66 from beginning to end. Some were like, why in the world would you do that and others were like wow, that must be fun. We met people from all over the world, one man from the Netherlands who was BIKING! the whole route. A man from Italy who was traveling all over the USA including 66 for eight weeks. Another man from England who again was traveling around the US including 66. Meeting the people was twofold. First, there were the tourists we met: 7 people from Hilliard/Dayton area at the Grand Canyon, a couple at a restaurant in AZ wearing an OSU sweatshirt had a daughter there and many more. Then there were the people who lived along the route who were making a living off of it. I would say at least everyday we stopped at some quirkly little place and meet some very interesting people that had lived there all their lives with stories about the people who have traveled the route through the years. I won't bore you with all the details but it was a blast. I highly recommend it. Tomorrow, I'll post some pictures and blog more about #'s 2 & 3.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Chicago Quilt Show

If anyone is going to the Chicago International Quilt Festival show, I have two free tickets to the first person who comes in and asks for them. Enjoy!

Monday, April 6, 2009

New Fabric

This is the new Whimsicals Fabric called the Vintage Homestead. Click on the pictures to get an up close view. Isn't this fun? Gotta love the Roosters!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

New Fabric

The picture looks totally boring and uninspiring. But click on it to get an up close view of these new Jo Morton shirtings. These are the best background fabrics for your reproduction quilts. Don't you just need a fat quarter bundle to have an hand to slip into your projects?

New Fabric

Wow, there are so many, where do I begin? The first is Vintage Homestead by who else but Whimsicals. Cute panel with blocks that has a pattern with it to make into a quilt. Great little coordinating prints.
Then we have Iced Mocha by Buggy Barn. I'm making a huge quilt from this one to go with my new sofa. Pictures soon...