Sunday, 27 May 2012

Quilt and craft fair debrief

Had a great time as always but didn't buy as much.  The fabrics were lovely as usual and if I had seen a bali pop I liked then I might have been tempted but fat quarters are so expensive here compared to US prices so I much prefer to internet shop.
However I did support local a bit - I bought some lovely varigated threads in cute lolly like mixed packs of mini spools for accent hand quilting around applique etc.  I also bought a triangular ruler and a drunkards path template.
I attended two workshops which were interesting.  One on how to use jelly rolls, which gave me some good ideas about sewing strips together for a string quilt type finish and also about separating strips into light, medium and dark, both of which I knew in theory but it was a good refresher.  The second one was on quilt as you go techniques which I would like to try at some stage but think it may need practice!
The quilt exhibition as always was lovely, my favourite probably being a 1930s repro quilt with a gorgeously sunny yellow background.  Not the most technical but it made me happy just looking at it.
So inspired to start cutting again - have had a bit of a break but have some plans now and some definite projects other than my hand quilted hexagons...

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Quilt and Craft Show

I am making my annual pilgrimage to the Quilt and Craft Show tomorrow.  Really looking forward to it!  I have my eye on a couple of workshops, hope to get some cool cottons for hand quilting and maybe find a nifty gadget or two.
Material isn't high on my priority list this year.  I have quite the stash already and need to use some of it up!  That being said, if there is something so unusual, so amazing...then I might have to get it. :)
I will also be interested to see the quilt display, I love what people come up with, it really is an art form.
Watch out for a show round up sometime over the weekend...

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Linking things together

Blogger has some cool toys for seeing who is reading my modest little blog.  I am very excited that lots of you come from the USA!  How international and as I consider the whole modern quilting movement in the States to be very exciting I feel just a little bit honoured.

Anyway, enough blushing.  If any of you out there want to find me on Facebook (don't even think about Twitter!) I am here:
Feel free to like me and share with others.  I am keen to be in touch with other quilters as I find you guys so inspiring.