I’m spending today just staying home and resting today after our 3-days at the Quilt Expo in Madison this year. Blogless Dawn and I had a great time. We learned lots. I signed up for 7 lectures and I came home so inspired. I’m hoping to apply what I learned soon.
So, today I just played with the loot. I really needed some baby quilt kits for the stash. It seems when I need one I either get lucky and find one right away I like or it’s next to impossible. So we found some great fat quarter packs, some additional fabrics, and the shop owner tossed in a free pattern that is fat quarter friendly.
I loved one kit with puppy’s, but she ran out before I could make up my mind. The nice thing is she sold me the sample and I’m quite pleased as I know a mom to be that loves dogs.
That shop also had this lovely safari kit in blues and yellows. I picked out a grey backing for it. I thought that would make a nice quilt in the future for a small person as well. The motorcycle fabric has been on my list for awhile… that’s for a Christmas present…to be shown later.
Then on another aisle I found this lovely circus one. It was just so cute I had to have it and I also got the backing in flannel. That will be interesting to try. Sometimes you just have to buy things when you find them.
Then I also got another Quilt Mania book… these things are too tempting as they are all divine. Also see that brown fabric. I’ve auditioned it for Judie’s 4-patch and it may and be a good choice. Who knew… little darker than the original, but has nice depth. Then only one little kit in Reproduction fabrics for the pattern in the upper right. I have a lot of Reproduction, so I didn’t feel as compelled to bring a lot of it home.
Then I found this lovely hand dyed fabric. I saw this cool vest pattern I thought Mom would like. I bought one for her and one for me. Mine is the turquoise blue, while the one I picked out for her is lighter. I still need to find fabric for the inside, but can’t wait to try this out and make a feathered vest. The pattern said for beginners ages 12 and up, so we will see how easy it is when I find the inside fun fabric.
So what’s not pictured is another bobbin case for my Sweet Sixteen. I thought having a spare might be helpful. I also got a few new stencils to play with and can’t wait to try those out on a quilt.
Well… busy week this week, but hope to get a few other posts in this week.