We had an action packed weekend, which means I barely had a moment to pick up a needle and thread. For me, this is quite rare… but, it’s all good as I’ll be getting back to it today.
Saturday, morning began with the FlyBoy taking the kids to morning sport… which meant that I was free to visit my local quilt show. Yaaaay!
I had a lovely time looking at all of the lovely quilts and chatting to some friends.
This quilt called My Procrastination Quilt by Leonie Lever was one of my favourites. I’m not normally a fan of browns, but this really caught my eye.
One of the other quilts which I really, REALLY loved is called Jesy’s Choice and is by Franki Pinkerton.
It’s one of the more modern quilts on show and the way these Drunkard’s Path blocks are arranged gives the quilt a fun playful look.
You can’t go to a quilt show without buying some goodies, right?
I visited Kate from Kate Quilts. We’ve been online friends for a while and met through a Bee Group in Flickr a few years ago. We caught up and chatted for a bit while Iooked at all of the pretty things she had for sale. I came away with a couple of packs needles. I love applique so I bought some straws in size 8 and 11. Yes, size 11. I’m going to have some fun trying to thread these babies.
I then popped over and visited the girls at FabricDirect. They’re my go-to for beautiful Lecien fabrics and all of my Flower Sugar stash, I owe to them. I did restrain myself and not buy the new Flower Sugar bundle (even though I really really REALLY wanted it), but came home with a charm square pack of Tilda fabrics and some pretty trims. I particularly like that pink spotty one with the lacey edge. I have no idea how or when I’ll use it, but I just had to have it.
This was only the morning of the weekend, but I think I’ll have to return later to share what else we got up to. It involved big trucks and a lot of yelling, hollering, screaming, cheering, dancing, flag waving and general carrying on.