There was a quilt shop hop in our area last weekend. It was really fun to visit some new shops I had not been to. One shop I fell in love with was The Yellow Bird Art in Lansing Iowa. The store was filled with all the new patterns and materials. The samples were fun to look at. It had ribbons and buttons. You can tell I really had fun at the shop. I had my Prince Philip (husband) with me so I couldn't linger too long. But I managed to buy this pattern by Barbara Brandeburg Birdie Big Blocks. Isn't it just the cutest. Then I bought this wonderful fabric by Amy Butler. I can't wait to get started. It will be fun cutting out the birdies. Love her patterns. The fabric is just so pretty to look at that I hate to cut into it. But I have a picture now so I can return here to look at it. That is the nice thing about blogging, you can keep a running diary of your work. And I did win a second drawing from a quilt shop. They called me on Monday night to let me know that I had won a prize and to come to the shop and pick it up. I haven't picked it up yet but can't wait to see what it is. Anything is just grand from a quilt shop.