Monday, February 02, 2015

Texas Quilt Museum

On a recent rainy day, Melissa and I headed to LaGrange, channeling ZZTop all the way!

Of course we had lunch at Bistro 108 (bistro108.com) -- the best eats in LaGrange. The seasonal special, a non-fried chile relleno with pepitas was healthy and delicious. They had no homemade pies that day. I was really disappointed!



Then it was onward to the Texas Quilt Museum (http://www.texasquiltmuseum.org/) to see the exhibit on traditional quilts. The rustic setting was beautiful, but some of the quilts were hung too high to see the details.

We weren't allowed to take photos because they are pushing their book "500 Traditional Quilts", so this shot is from their website.

Our favorite out of the approximately 40 quilts on display was a green, black, and white one made by a 17-year old over 120 years ago. It looks contemporary and displays amazing color sense!

After the inspiration, we went to the yarn and fabric store strategically located next door to the museum. Fun day!

I got the sashing and the first border on my wonky quilt and am really looking forward to adding a wonky border next time I get the sewing machine out!