Making Quilts & Eating Strawberries 

A few weeks ago, I headed down to Florida to teach a few workshops and do a few trunk shows. Upon arriving at The Cotton Patch, I was greeted by the cutest bassets ever! You know it’s a good sign when dogs are involved.

The workshops were loads of fun! Check out those Hattie’s blocks!

Some major fussy cutting happened!

I love to see quilts made with my patterns! Check out this stunning Lazy Sunday made with Kate Spain Canyon.

While I was in Florida, I had to check out the local hotspots. We went to eat at The Columbia. I had my first Cuban and the best guava pastry ever! It’s a good thing that I don’t live too close to that place.

I was pretty excited to find out that it was strawberry season! So we headed to a produce stand. I’ve long had an obsession with hand painted signs. Hand painted signs advertising my favorite food are a double win.

And live sign painting!

My next workshop was with the Orlando MQG. What a great group!! We talked about precision piecing tips and had a fun day! (And they said I couldn’t fit twenty people into a selfie.)

Then it was time for more strawberry eating. There was whip cream on tap.

Next up was manatee watching. The blob on the right is a baby manatee!

Obviously we had to pose with the giant painted manatee and buy a manaTEA steeper.

There’s nothing better than a trip to Florida in the Winter!

xo LC