March,12 th…. a trip up north

It is that time of year when hubby goes to dealer meetings again. I alway enjoy riding along ,taking a littler sewing machine then while hubby is in meetings I sew away. Here’s a peek into our journey.

We started out with temperatures in the upper 70’s … so in packing I only put in a heavy sweater forgetting just how cold some parts of the US still are. I really didn’t mind the temperature drop until it hit freezing and below temperatures…. needless to say there were a few times I was nearly frozen myself.πŸ˜„

From hills to flat land

From warm to cold

From upside down house to huge tires

From lovely farms to rocky views

From red barns to brown ones

Now for all the quick miscellaneous shots…


Soooo… what did I work on while hubby was in meetings….. take a guessπŸ˜„

Yep the double wedding ring quilt. I have 54 ring sides done. 

What the rings look like before trimming. I did sew a few of the rings together to see if it was what I thought it was going to look like in my minds eye to what quilt would really be. 

I’m happy with it! Sorry about the wrinkles as the iron was worthless there and I was afraid of ruining my fabric. Two of the rings aren’t sewn to the center neither.

I also took a book along to read,”Georgia quilts” what a wonderful book! I didn’t get it finished completely,but I did find a pattern in there  that would use my little scraps up ,that would make me very happy. It was made by two black ladies here in Ga .

The flower petals were done by Mary Lizzie Parham in her elder years then her daughter Annie Howard finished it after her mothers death. Fabric era… about the same time frame as what I’m working with now…. 

I believe the design is simple enough for me to make one similar.

We did go to two museums on the way home ,that I will do a later post on.



20 thoughts on “March,12 th…. a trip up north

    1. Deb Post author

      We were in Illinois. Yes, we did, I didn’t mind but I sure wished I would have thought just a little farther ahead to take a coat! Thank you! I really love those old fabrics myself, so fun to work with them.


  1. blosslyn

    Nice to see some car window photography, love the huge tyres and I have barn envy. I loved all the old red barns that we saw on our trips. And the different weather, thats quite deep snow, I take it was on the car roof. The rings look lovely and now I know what they look like, it will look amazing. The little flowers are perfect for little tiny scraps, almost makes me what to make one….. πŸ™‚ one day.

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    1. Deb Post author

      You know…car photography is hard to do .. especially when other cars or trucks get in the way there was a blue barn that I had wanted to get but a semi block me out. Yes the snow was on the car roof .. it was a good 3 inches deep. Oh one day you will make a quilt .. I can feel it.πŸ˜‰

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      1. blosslyn

        Oh yes I know exactly how difficult it is, but practise makes……nearly perfect, its not easy πŸ™‚ Ha ha I get a bit of lorry rage, sometimes when theres really something i want to photograph….never mind another time. I think I might start collecting vintage fabric …..just in case πŸ™‚

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      2. Deb Post author

        Then I’ll keep trying to snap photos while riding. Oh, then we have road rage in a different way then the drivers.😁 never hurts to keep your eyes open for some lovely vintage fabric.. for just in case.

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