WARNING..... THIS POST IS PHOTO HEAVY!
Ok.... that statement exempts me from all responsibility if your computer happens to blow a gasket from excessive downloading.... do you think?
Here we go then.....
first off a fat quarter bundle of Lizzie by Anna Griffin. I saw it on Simply Solids stand and was smitten. It's so bright and cheerful. I've talked about making some quilts for Project Linus for a while now and I reckon this fabric would be perfect to start with.
I didn't actually buy the Tilda book at the show. I'd pre-ordered it on Amazon weeks ago and it just happened to be waiting for me when I got home. It's gorgeous! Actually it's still at a great price on Amazon so if you haven't bought your copy yet......<wink>
How about this for a show deal.....
Sign up for a years subscription to Patchwork & Quilting mag and get a free Pom Pom de Paris jelly roll! Well... I 'd have been a fool to pass on that one wouldn't I. Chris got in on this one too so we can compare Pom Pom quilts somewhere (way) down the line.
If you like owls.....
you can't help but fall for this cushion pattern I found at Daisy Chain Designs. The lovely little bundle of fat quarters came from there too. Sunflower Fabrics is where I found the Blueberry bundle of fat eighths. You can always find really pretty bundles on their stand.
How long have I wanted this book...... ages!
I'm sure when I've
The fat eighth bundles came from Patchwork Cabin. I'm hoping I can use them in Guute's Antique Quilt if I can ever figure out the Dutch instructions. I bought the pattern from Quilt it and Dotty a while back. I will have to put my thinking cap on and get to grips with it soon.
As an aside..... I was married to a man of Dutch decent once and I did make every effort to learn the language. I can order a cheese sandwich and a coffee so I'll never starve in the Netherlands. I did wander into a bakers shop in Aalsmeer once and tried to buy some sliced bread. The shop assistants fell about laughing. I was totally bewildered until my husbands aunt told me I'd asked for a circumscised loaf!! Figure that one out.
Back to the show... and it wouldn't be a show without Kaffe!
There isn't anything I can say about this book that hasn't been said a million times on a million blogs.... so I'll just say it's gorgeous! His fabrics are gorgeous too. I've promised myself I'm going to be brave and select a pattern to try. Might have to put on some sunglasses and take an extra tranquilizer first though.
Now a bit of something Irish.....
Check out The Fennel Shed who produce Irish Quilt and Craft Magazine. I picked up these back issues at the show. How great to find a perfect handbag sized magazine. It's got enough lovely quilt patterns and yummy recipes to make it well worth the subscription price of £4 per issue.
What about those gorgeous strip rolls! Found them on the Antique Angel stand. I can't resist Japanese florals so I ended up throwing caution to the wind and buying two. They are an investment in my future sanity. Mac is still determined that the world as we know it will end in 2012 so I'm making sure I have plenty of fabric on hand to make quilts to keep us warm when central heating is a thing of the past.
Mac thought he'd foiled my cunning plan when he said there'd be no electricity either so no power for my sewing machine. Ha!! I can sew by hand. With my feet. And I'm sure I could do it with my teeth if I had too. Armageddon...... bring it on!
I did do my bit to save the planet by buying these.....
two gorgeous bundles of Worn and Washed fabrics. Do you want to know what went through my mind when I first saw these.... you do.... thank goodness coz I'm going to tell you anyway.
I could see myself plain as day sitting in an Adirondack chair on the deck of a perfect blue and white Cape Cod cottage. I sat gazing dreamily out over the ocean snuggled in a cozy well worn quilt. The cool sea breeze tried but couldn't force me indoors as the sun began to set. Life was perfect... just like in the movies.
Hummmm.... do you think that's a lot to ask of a bundle of recycled fabric. Oh well... I can dream.
Time for another book......
I reckon buying this book was a smart move. I'd been smitten by the kit for this sampler on Jane's stand and was procrastinating over if I'd ever get time to make it when I spotted the book. Lo and behold I discovered the pattern for the sampler was featured in the book. There were lots of other projects in there I liked too so putting the kit back and buying the book was a no brainer. I'm still wondering if I'll ever have time to stitch any of the samplers but I live in hope.
Of course.... there has to be a bag pattern
this one is designed by Siposne Cseh Margit of Foltvilag from Hungary. The pattern is in English... thank goodness. My language skills don't stretch to Hungarian I have enough trouble with my mother tongue.
If you'd seen the lovely samples and kits too you'd know why I bought the pattern. It comes with a cd of step by step instructions too. Nice touch
OK... you can breathe a sigh of relief now.... the last item is coming up.
Here it is.....
a pretty little kit for a notebook cover that caught my eye while I was waiting to pay for my purchases at the Antique Angel stand.
That's it..... I've ran out of things to show you. It's way past my bedtime now so I'm going to love you and leave you. I've been short on beauty sleep recently and it definately shows!
Take care..... till next time