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....
A new book from Susan Briscoe..... not expensive either. OK... that's supposed to lessen the guilt but it's not working. Here's a photo I took of a mini quilt showing some of the blocks in the book.....
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)
She's now responsible for two of my most favourite Block Books...... her Japanese Taupe Quilt Blocks book is gorgeous.
I spotted these.....
and bought these.....
A lovely skein of Steph Francis Perle cotton and a gorgeous piece of hand dyed wool felt. I haven't a clue what I'm going to do with them but they were so pretty they just had to come home with me. I got them both from Batiks n Beads....
Maryke (in the photo) is one very talented lady. The felt books she makes are nothing short of fabulous. Check out her gallery page it's gorgeous.
Funnily enough Chris and Kitty both bought wool felt and threads from Maryke too..... she must be contagious.
Well... that's it. That's all I bought!! Are you impressed..... I am!
As for the show.....on display was one of my most favourite quits by Dilys Fronks
OK... so it's got a cat in it!
I fell in love with this one too. Sorry I didn't get a note of who made it.
It's gobsmackingly gorgeous in the flesh.
I've uploaded lots more photo's of quilts that caught my eye to a Flickr Album if you fancy taking a look.
Last but not least.......I started messing about with these scraps last week.......
but you'll have to wait a little bit longer to see what they are going to turn in to. Which reminds me... I'd better get going. Chris and Sally are coming over tomorrow and I need to prep something to sew......
Sorry to leave in a rush but......
See ya soon
worth going I would say!! I have NO willpower so no comment on the purchases made xx
I have no will power either. I was going to try so hard this year too & i've already succumbed. Great purchases. Love the quilt with the cat. :) Hugs,
So glad that I am not the only one to succumb when I hit the craft show. great buys and absolutely gorgeous quilts. I really love the one with the cat aswell.
Bits 'n Bobs
Oh what fun you had...who needs willpower when there is stuff to be bought?
Paradise!! What fun you had :-) Love your purchases and nice to see you jumping on the FW Sampler bandwagon! [I agree, I love the muted shades of that "Down in the Garden too, just went and had a peek.]
Fun..fun..fun! I want to jump on-board with the Farmer's Wife as well and mini blocks...well I am in love lately.
Willpower!!!!!!!!! Who needs it! Buy buy buy!!!! There's something that says we just HAVE to have it!!!!!!! !!! Enjoy!
Seem we are a big group with the "no willpower" thing! Lovely to see this post of yours:-)
Wow! So many beautiful purchases! Congratulations :)
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