Monday, June 1, 2015

A Note to Pauline of Melbourne, Australia

Pauline has left a new comment on your post "Scrappy Crossroads Quilt":

This quilt is absolutely divine - I think I am going to make one soon. I love the turquoise - can you tell me where I might find this brand, I will be visiting the USA in July and will be in Arizona and California. I am familiar with a few quilt stores from past visits - not sure if you can recommend any in Phoenix or Scottsdale, or did you purchase this online? And finally - did you end up quilting this, am curious to know how it looked? Thanks, Pauline, Melbourne, Australia

Pauline, you came up as a "No Reply" so I will answer you here:



I purchased the turquoise background quite a few months ago from 3 Dudes Quilting in Phoenix Arizona.

 It’s a solid called America Made Brand


I know they still carry solids in this line, but not sure if they will have the turquoise.  You might want to give them a call.


No, I haven’t quilted my Scrappy Crossroads yet.  I have been traveling quite a bit the last few months with work, and it still sits on a hanger in my closet…waiting.  Hopefully this summer I will get to it!  I am not very experienced as a machine quilter, so this will be a learning process for me. (I think that is why I have put it off somewhat)


The pattern was designed by my friend Lori Holt of Bee In My Bonnet.  She has a new book out “Vintage Farm Girl”, and I’m am just starting to make some projects from this fun book.  While you are here, you might want to give it a look. I know ETC and Quilters Oasis (both in Mesa AZ) carry her book and fabrics.


I’m sorry you will have to experience Arizona in July.  It will be very hot!  Winters are absolutely beautiful, but summers are a killer. If you travel up in the mountains of Arizona, it will have nice temps.  California will be wonderful this time of year. 


Have a safe and wonderful trip.  Best of luck with your quilting projects.