Friday, March 26, 2010

The Spring Fling 2010…

..was a HUGE success!!  Here are the four lovely ladies that I went with- Judy (from the Seattle area), Dorothy (would you believe she lives 5 minutes from where I live on Vancouver Island!), Gwen, our driver (from Oregon) and Anne (from Alberta). We managed to go to a total of seven shops!!   Five shops were listed on the Spring Fling list but we managed to find two more in our travels!!

This was one of our favourites- Stars and Scraps in Corona!!


This is a picture of the FREE quilt pattern that they gave out along with a fat quarter.  After receiving a free fat quarter from all the participating shops we will have enough fabric to make this quilt…all we need to buy is fabric for the stars’ points and the white background.  It is such a sweet little quilt!!  Love it!!


Here’s Gwen outside of the  Bluebird Quilts…a shop we stumbled onto…

P1060946 P1060948     This is another free pattern that we received from Monica’s- made from some of the fabric that we received from all five shops.P1060953

I managed to find a few bargains…      P1060958

A kit for a very sweet baby quilt…complete with extra wide rick rack…P1060959 It is bright pink in real life- very cute and cheery!


The Calico Horse (I love this shop!!) had all their remnants on half price so we all managed to scoop some bargains! 


Now for the FREE stuff…it felt like Halloween!!  Each shop gave everyone a fat quarter and pattern, plus the Busy Bee QS gave out a package of wild flower seed package, embroidery floss and a Busy Bee Charm!!  So thoughtful…


I’m exhausted!! This shop hopping is a lot of work!!  Poor Gwen had to man the wheel and drive down the wild freeways!!  She had to do some crazy driving to avoid a white truck with Saskatchewan licences plates…sheeesh…these crazy tourists should learn how to drive the freeways!! ;o)

Have a fantastic Friday and Happy Quilting!


  1. I've been following you for a month or two now, and i always enjoy your posts. You're an entertaining read.

  2. Wow, what a fun shop hop - lots of great goodies and treasures, too.

  3. What a great way to start out spring. You ladies looks like you had a great time in some great shops.
    I love your crazy quilt below. Beautiful work.

  4. Shopping, friends and freebies, now that is a great way to spend the day.


  5. I'm impressed 7 quilt shops in one day! You girls must be very organized. I bet that you are already planning on next winters fun.

  6. Fun shop hop!! I like that first free screams Spring!!

  7. I obviously left Sands too soon! Looks like you all had a lot of fun! Hmmmm....maybe next year!

  8. What a busy and fruitful day. Always great to spend a day with kindred spirits. Bet you slept well that night.

  9. What a perfect day - friends and freebies and lots of shopping!

  10. It's such a fun day, I know! You love the company of good friends, the fun FREE fat qtrs, and the California sunshine. Glad your day was great fun!

  11. Paulette,
    What a fun day you and your friends had- and all of you Canadian ladies- Some great patterns and some terrific fabrics too.
    Enjoy the rest of your holiday- it has been fun to be along for the ride.
    Warmest regards,

  12. Thanks for taking me with you...I love all your goodies!!

  13. What a fun trip Paulette,, and freebies makes it even more fun..I've never known freebies like that to happen here..
    Julia ♥

  14. What a great day.
    4 friends+7 shops+freebies= happiness.

  15. What a beautiful shop! Love the goodies you got. I do have a question, doesn't going into a quilt shop make you dizzy??? LOL so much to look at!

  16. What a fun way to spend the day, fabrics, freebies and good company.