Don't ask me! I obviously haven't got any.
On Friday Chris and I headed up to Edinburgh to meet up with Tilly and Kitty for a day at the Spring Quilt Show. The whole journey up there we chatted about how there was nothing we really needed and that we really couldn't see ourselves spending any money at all!
So it's totally amazing that I came home with these.... isn't it?
I fell in love with the jelly roll the moment I clapped eyes on it (where have I heard that before) it's Redwork Renaissance by Chloe's Closet.
Then I just happened upon this book. It seems like everyone is making this quilt and I hate being left out of anything...
I've been holding off from buying it for ages. Really.... I deserve some credit for that. Indeed if Kitty hadn't succumbed and bought a copy I might have been able to hold out a little while longer. I am planning to make the quilt from stash... so that makes getting the book not half so bad... doesn't it?
Have to admit that I only have myself to blame for the strip roll finding it's way into my bag. Well it is Japanese Taupes and who can resist those. One quilt I visit regularly to drool over is Leanne Beasley's 'Down in the Garden' made using Taupes by Solveig in Norway. If you haven't seen it click on her name and go take a look.... it's gorgeous! You know I just happen to have the pattern in my BOM's to do don't you!
Well... once my credit card hit fresh air I was on a roll. It took me all of one nanosecond to grab this....
That is one gorgeous patched Sashiko cushion tucked in the back there too. It's not in the book but there is a pattern. I didn't buy it... I am capable of a little restraint.
Here's a photo of Susan signing my book...... (I'm not a groupie.. honest)