New Orleans House Project

Monday, August 12, 2013

Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler Shop Hop v.1

The annual south Louisiana quilting shop hop started this past weekend.  I haven't really participated in shop hops in the past, as I usually had to work or had other family responsibilities on the designated weekend.  This year however, all the stars were in alignment and I was able to hop & shop.

Not being a quilter of small stash, I knew I didn't need to participate extensively, but I thought it would be fun to do some visiting and support my local quilt shops.  On Saturday I decided to take a drive to Bright Hopes Quilting, located across Lake Pontchartrain - a shop I only visit a couple of times a year.

I had a great time checking out all the fabrics and projects at Bright Hopes, but in the end came away with some fat quarters and just a little bit of yardage.  I know I've mentioned before I have a weakness for blue and white, so it was easy to snap up the top group of fat quarters by Dear Stella.  The bottom two light blues were just because a blue and white quilter always needs a range of shades, right?

I also snapped up this watermelon fat quarter packet because it reminded me of summer.  The gadget at the bottom is a luggage tag that swings open to reveal a miniature mending kit - a thank-you gift from the shop.
Since I always seem to making scrap quilts, I also got two white on white prints (if you click on them you should be able to see the design) and this great Moda multi-colored batik.  I love that batik - I hope I don't kick myself for not having purchased more!

After my shop hop stop, I took the back roads to our camp in Mississippi.  It just so happened I passed a Hobby Lobby store on that leg of the trip.  We don't have any HL stores in New Orleans, so I usually try to stop for a quick look when I am in the vicinity of a store.  Usually I'm disappointed, but on Saturday I really lucked out!
I had been wanting a blue & white porcelain vase for the dining table at the camp.  There it was at HL - AND - it was 50% off !  The hydrangeas were 50% off, too!
But wait - there's more!  This cute blue & white lantern was also 50% off, so it came home with me, too!  I was a happy camper, let me tell 'ya!

The Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler (Let the Good Times Roll) Shop Hop continues next weekend.  I'm looking forward to a little more shopping and hopping - wonder if I'll be just as lucky?!


  1. Angie, I think we could be twins separated at birth! I would take home every single one of those fabrics, PLUS I absolutely love those blue ceramics you snapped up :*) I remember from an earlier post of yours that you collect cobalt - me too!

    PS - That is one awesome batik! I hope you're not sorry you didn't get more too :*)

  2. Shop hops are fun. Always something new to catch your eye.:)

  3. You made some nice fabric purchases. What a cool thank you gift from the shop. Now you can label your sewing machine case. Hobby Lobby is fun to prowl around in, even if you don't buy anything.