Sunday, September 30, 2012

iPhone-o-Gram! Quilt Block City, WV!

I've crossed from Kentucky into West Virginia!

I needed a rest break and a gas tank refill for the van and a chance to stretch my legs.

Turns out I'm in Huntington WV which boasts a whole section of antique stores but of course they are closed on Sunday.

It's still a great walk-about opportunity! And look at the quilt blocks painted on buildings!!

Heading back out on the road now but glad I got off the interstate for a bit of a wander. I might have missed the smiles these buildings brought to my face and to my heart & soul!

15 comments:

Suzanne said...

Thanks for sharing -- they brought a smile to me too. Keep sharing -- you are very good at it. I look forward to every post.

Janet O. said...

Very cool!

Carolyn Sullivan said...

How lovely, so sad they r closed.

Nikki said...

Love your adventures!

Linnie Quilts said...

I hit the car brakes everytime I see a quilt block painted on a barn, building, etc. Always makes me smile and I "quiz" myself to see if I know what the block is. If I don't I'll either make a mental note or a quick sketch and then check with I get a chance. A little game I play with myself. I would love to have DH paint a block on the side of an outbuilding ... might have to work on that ... the quandry is WHICH block to put up there??

Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing the photos of the quilt blocks (and other photos from your travels). There are no quilt blocks on buildings or antique stores in the town I currently live in on an island (yes, in the USA) so I delight in your adventures! I'm surprised the antique stores are closed on Sunday which you've mentioned before.

Lisa said...

Anyone know how to get my photo to appear instead of the black thing?

Cynthia in urban Oregon said...

Quilt blocks on buildings...awesomeness...kinda like Bonnie! It's pretty rare in my neck of the woods.

SweetAmbrosia said...

Huntington "The Quilt City"!!! Yes, Sunday's are church and family day. Drive safe, and come home relaxed.

HEY BTW ~~~ our local quilt shop FINALLY got in your new book, special order! Getting mine tomorrow AM HURRRRRRAH!

Smiles, JulieinTN

Kristie said...

Awwwww...I'm about 40 minutes from Huntington, WV, just across the border in KY. They do have some wonderful Antique stores there. I also enjoy the quilt blocks on their buildings. Have a safe trip back home.
Kristie

Cindy, The Purple Quilter said...

My husband goes to Huntington, WV on business on a regular basis and wouldn't you know it, he has never seen these buildings! Men! They don't appreciate true beauty! LOL!!! So glad you are having a good drive home. Thanks for sharing. :)

Brenda said...

Do you have a photo in your personal FB? If not then you need to put one in. That's what I had to do in order to have one.
Brenda R

Brenda said...

Well I was wrong sorry about that I'm going to try adding a photo to my Google see if that works. Anybody else have any idea how to help??
Brenda R
Juststitchin60@yahoo.com

gmp said...

I really loved seeing your pictures of the buildings all decorated with beautiful quilt patterns. What a neat find along the way to home.

Lisa said...

I've got a photo in Google and it shows in other blogs and on Pinterest, but not here. Such is the mysteries of modern technology to me.