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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Eclipse Trip

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, y'all!  This week has been a whirlwind, with the beginning of the week being dominated by the solar eclipse on Monday.  My mom and grandmother drove up from Louisiana, and on Monday, we took a four-generation road trip to see the eclipse in all its glory.

From the Memphis area, there were a few different driving options to get into the line of totality, but since Paducah is within just a few hours, there really was no question about where we would go.  The workmanship and artistry on display in the National Quilt Museum are just stunning, but my favorite quilt by far was the Corona II: Solar Eclipse by Caryl Bryer Fallert.  I purchased a lapel pin that depicts the quilt, but since I don't have permission to include a photo of the quilt itself (and photos are not allowed in the museum) you'll have to do a little online search for yourself to see how gorgeous it is- and even the photos don't do it justice.  This was actually my first trip to Paducah, and I can't wait to go back when I can spend more time enjoying all the town has to offer.

The weather was perfect for eclipse viewing, and since Paducah is not a major metropolis, we had zero traffic on the road, and it wasn't the sea of humanity that I was expecting.  It was an unforgettable experience, though it did make for a tiring day.  In fact, after cramming all of that into a single day, I feel like I'm still recovering.

Last week's party had some amazing projects linked up.  Check out this beauty by deJong Dream House-

or this cutie by Yellow Cat Quilt Designs-

And this one called Racing Rails, by Little Bunny Quilts is so pretty!

I'm working on a quilt right now, and I can't wait to share it with you, but right now, let's party!

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  1. looks like you all had fun - I was able to see it from my back yard and will again in 7 years.

  2. What a fun road trip! I've never been to Paducah, it's on my bucket list though. That Solar Eclipse quilt is stunning in the online pictures, I bet it was gorgeous in person! Did you make it to Hancock's of Paducah? I shop their online store from time to time and sometimes day dream about shopping at their store!

  3. And why would you go anywhere else?! :) Sounds like you had a great trip, Paducah is on my wish list!

  4. What a great pin!! Sounds like you had a blast.

  5. How cool, that you went to Paducah and saw Caryl's quilt too! The eclispe was amazing! Thanks for hosting!

  6. I am so glad you got to experience the eclipse. We drove quite a bit to see it too. It really was amazing! Thank You for hosting!


  7. Looks like it was a great adventure. We didn't see much of the eclipse here in Nova Scotia.

  8. Sounds like a great place for a road trip. Quilting and the eclipse, you paired those up really well.

  9. We were also in Paducah for the Eclipse visitng my cousin that lives there. Didn't go to the museum but did check out Hancock fabrics Monday after the eclipse. Quiet a few folks were there. We were surprised by the lack of traffic as well. However, some friends went home to Louisville Monday after supper and got caught in stand still traffic. The quilts at the museum are always truly fascinating.


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