Thursday, May 31, 2012

Off To Buggy Barn (Spokane, WA)

Okay, you caught me.  I played hooky last Tuesday.  No blog.  No message.  I hung out my sign "Gone Shopping" on the motorhome and I did not look back!  My sister-in-law Kristy invited her sister Sue and I to join her in a morning of fabric shopping out in the country.  It's a good thing she called me instead of asking in person.  I was doing a lot of jumping up and down and dancing....yea, it probably wasn't pretty.

So, we headed off to Reardan....down a country dirt road...through rolling wheat fields to a farm.  Farm?  That's what I said...farm.  Our destination - Buggy Barn!  
The quilt shop is actually in an old carriage house stuffed so full of fabrics, kits, books, and quilts that I got whiplash trying to look in all directions at once.  There were quilts on the walls, doors, and on the ceiling!  Even the bathroom walls were covered with enticing wall quilts.  Sigh!  It was heavenly! 
The Buggy Barn Quilt Shop
 
After buying a few choice items, I took some pictures of the farm.....
Quaint country drive to the house
 Buggy Barn also has an Annual Outdoor Quilt Show on August 25 & 26.  It looks like a lot of fun.
For being a small shop out in the country, they certainly were busy for a Tuesday morning.  A testimony to Buggy Barn's friendly and very helpful staff.  Not to mention, a shop packed full of so many delightful items.

New for The Cutting Board
One of the items I could not resist was a cute Bunny wall hanging called Bunny "Door" A Doodle by Leanne Anderson.  It was hanging in the bathroom.  What can I say...I had some extra time to inspect it and the more I looked at it the more I wanted to make it.  The kit came wrapped up in this little box.  What a great packaging idea.
Here's a photo of the wall hanging.  Isn't it cute?  A perfect Spring and Easter greeting for our door.
It was hard to believe that all the fabric fit inside this tiny little box with the pattern and instructions.  Of course, I still need to come up with backing, binding, and batting to finish it, but that will not be a problem.  I'm sure I have something stashed away that will work just fine. 
Check out all the cute designs in Leanne's website "The Whole Country Caboodle".

I could not resist this embroidery and quilt pattern by The Birdhouse Patchwork Designs.  Natalie Bird's designs are so adorable!
 There are sixteen embroidery designs and four quilt related patterns.
Hitch wanted to help, so I let him hold the book open.
I was able to fulfill my fabric mission too.  One item I know I did not have in my stash was enough yardage to match the Fancy Sue blocks.  The material in the blocks were donated to Project Linus and I did not have a single yard of matching fabric.  With some help from Kristy and one of the staff, I found a nice shade of rose floral fabric.  I think it will help set off the blocks rather well.
I put the blocks aside last winter.  I still need to finish a few more blocks.  Now that I have fabric for sashing, binding, and backing, there's no excuse not to finish this quilt.  Unless...I get distracted with embroidery or a bunny wall hanging or ......
Happy Quilting!

9 comments:

  1. OMG! I want to go there!!!! Putting it on my list of important places to visit...love the things you picked up, so very cute!!

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  2. What fun! The wall hanging in a box is such great packaging. I think it's going to be a hard decision which project to start first! :)
    - Kathy at SibStudio

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    1. No decision ~ I started on both! :0)

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  3. Now, that's the kind of bugs I like to see in a barn! I liked that owl and pussy-cat pattern too.

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  4. Sounds like you had a great time :) We all need to hang that 'gone shopping' sign now and again, get out there and enjoy ourselves!

    Love the little bit of kitty paw in that photo, too cute. What is it about cats and paper!? They always have to either lay on it or be touching it, LOL!

    By the way, we are celebrating our 1st year Blog and shop anniversary! Yay! (More info on our blog)

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Congrats on your 1 year anniversary! I will stop by your blog today.

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  5. Buggy Barn felt and looked like home. Lovely!

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    1. Thanks Mary! Your home must be wonderful!

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  6. I think you were in heaven............

    dawn

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