My dh and I just returned from a trip to Nashville, a place that has long been on my bucket list of places I really wanted to visit. We were so pleasantly surprised to have loved every minute. It completely exceeded our expectations. If you like music, it's definitely the place to go. There was live music at every single bar along a 3 block stretch of Broadway, starting at 11:00 a.m. The food was excellent, and we had a car so we were able to venture out further than just near where we were staying.
We both are interested in history so we wanted to take in what we could. I'll fill you in on some history that we explored but I'll start with the quilt part of the trip. What's a trip without a visit to a quilt store?? ;-)
We stopped at a shop that was filled to the brim with fabric -- I mean I was tripping over the bolts! And talk about fat quarters?? I've never seen so many!
Note this was just ONE side of the fat quarter wall! I didn't even try to find something.
What did I buy?? Some brights! Still haven't decided what to do with these fabrics, but one of these days!!
These beauties are from Di Ford and are just scrumptious. I didn't buy the pillar prints they had because I thought I already had some. WRONG... UGH.
I also got two patterns, one of which is a gift for someone.
One of the places we visited was a former plantation that was the scene of a civil war battle and cemetery. I'll share more pictures on another post but I wanted to share this quilt seen in former slave quarters. It was almost on the floor, completely unprotected. The historian who gave us the tour told me it was from the early 1800s. Here is the home:
This is a close up and you can see that some of the hexagons have completely deteriorated but mostly it's in great shape.
We went into a touristy shop in the town of Franklin and I saw this which I thought was a great use of a quilt that's in very poor condition. They called it a memo board. But you could use it in any way you wanted. It seems to be mounted on a piece of plywood but you could use anything, I think.
I've many more pictures to share... will do it gradually so as not to overwhelm you!