Isn’t this exciting! So many ways to keep us quilters amused over the summer. Today’s tips will help pass the time on those rainy days when you can’t be outside or need some downtime.
Number 41 – Assemble a jigsaw puzzle
For whatever reason, you’re stuck inside? Why not assemble a quilt related jigsaw puzzle. This is an excellent exercise for matching colors and shapes. Oh yes – a great exercise for quilters and who knows you may get some of the family members to help you.
Number 40 – Get an adult coloring book and have fun!
Adult coloring books are all the rage right now. Buy yourself a nice set of markers or pencil crayons. Set your kids up with their own coloring books and play with color. Photocopy some of the pages and try different color schemes.
What a great way to learn about color and have fun at the same time. Then use the great color schemes you discovered or patterns in the book as inspiration for your next quilt.
Number 39 – Plan the road trip around quilt shops
Before I headed home from PEI, I did a bit of research and bought myself a GPS. I planned my route home based on the locations of various quilt shops.
Yes – there was a much faster route home, but the way I took was much more fun. I have many memories about that trip home, I got to see a lot more of the countryside and small towns. You miss so much of what the area is like when you take the big highways!
Be prepared to stop and turn around if you see something that you want to check out. I did that several times and it wasn’t even quilt related. (Promise.) The number of small towns, art work, bridges, buildings, etc. that I saw made the trip so much more interesting.
Granted – I would NOT want to drive across the country on those secondary highways as it can be tedious, but take one day and drive through the countryside and let the location of the quilt shops dictate the route.
Way more fun and way more to see!
A GPS is a MUST for this – do not rely on any family member to “know” the way. It just doesn’t work. The GPS is rarely wrong.
Number 38 – Visit a quilt shop
The quilt shop for today is Quilting B and More in Charlottetown. A nice shop with a great variety of things to browse.
Whew – so many great ideas, and the 50 ways countdown continues… Remember – if you have a great tip on how quilters can stay happy over the summer, let me know. I’ll try to work it in. Stay tuned – we’ll be visiting more great quilt shops and more tips. Have a great day! Ciao!