My good friend (and fellow Sew Ho) Peggy has finally opened her online quilt shop called Connect the Blocks!
Hang on - you know how Weston, Missouri is the Home of the Largest Ball of String? Or how Austin, TX is the Home of the Largest Urban Bat Colony? Or how Murphys, CA is the Home of the World's Largest Gold Nugget?*
Well guess what Connect the Blocks is home of: the 40" yard! Apparently Peggy's mathematics education was lacking in content, or she, like me, was busy ditching class with the girl who liked stuffing half a dozen Fizzies in her mouth til they foamed out of her nose. But either way, Peggy thinks a yard is 40" and that's how she's selling fabric! Which means a half yard is 20" long instead of 18" and a FQ is 20" x 22" instead of 18" x 22!" Do you think I should tell her? Nah...she should have paid more attention in school!
And guess what? I was her first customer! As soon as she told me her website was up, I placed an order. And this is what I found in my mailbox 3 days later:
And in the pink tissue paper:
I highly recommend Connect the Blocks!
*Oh. And if you didn't know about the Homes of... you're not spending enough time Here!