*warning - photo heavy post.
So yesterday I met up with some of my friends to go to the Quilt & Stitch Village and see our quilts hung amongst many others. That's the reason we said we were going, but really it was one big excuse to hang out and talk each other's ears off. Always good to hang out with my quilting pals.
That would be Reene with her brilliant improv, and Kerry with her glorious (Canadian?) moose.
Then there was my hexies which those clever quilt organisers hung right next to Reene's second quilt. And Tracey's fabulous arrows.
I didn't really take photos of the other quilts much. Whilst it is very much a traditional quilters show that does not negate the incredible talent it takes to make some of the quilts that were on show. Some of these ladies have skills I can only dream about.
Needless to say there might have been a little bit of fabric purchasing while we were there too.
Let me break it down for you.
From Natalie and Tracey at Pin It and Stitch I topped up on my Wee Wander collection (including the very last bit of panel they had) and a small selection of FQs that just jumped out the display into my willing hand. If you are going to the Malvern Quilt Show then these two lovely ladies will be there and you really should stop by and say hello as they are great to chat with.
From the irrepressible Justine at Simply Solids some brights, plus one little sale LV that needed a home. Don't you just love Justine's 'just pay the freaking bill' face?!
I topped off my perle collection at another stall, and then there were the bargains of the show with Out to Sea purchases. £4 a metre! There was only one smaller piece of the blue ships left so needless to say I snaffled that before anyone else could. I am so happy to be able to hide these away in my stash waiting for just the right project.
There was also a special wee present from Yvonne, Reene's mum, who also can be found here. She shared some very precious fabric with me and I thank her very much indeed.
If that wasn't enough, the postman rang my doorbell this morning (numerous times of course), and my zip collection grew - a lot.
I've now got 25 22" zips for the cushions I make. I need a break from envelope enclosures. Since I was getting some sent over anyway I added in lots of rainbow 12" zips, including some with metal teeth instead of plastic, because I don't break enough sewing machine needles as it is. What was I thinking?!
I will leave you with the best photo of the day.
The beautifully well behaved (she slept almost the whole time) Alex, Ange's six week old daughter. She was happy as anything scrunched up in her sling, slowly absorbing quilting knowledge by osmosis though she doesn't know it yet. Ha!