I had no idea of what to expect from the quilt show, held in a hall (hanger, hangar?) which is part of the Imperial War Museum
Barry has been there many times and was quite encouraging of me visiting the place
We had to park the car quite a way from the hall and had quite a cold-blustery-threatening-to-rain walk to buy our tickets
We arrived about 11.30am and there was hardly a queue to get in but had been forwarned about the queues for the food so we stopped at McD’s for an Egg Mcmuffin meal on the way
Barry was told he could buy a half price ticket and go to both the quilt show and the museum…he was happy…I was happy…
I bought some lovely things, there was such a lot of temptation there…
The fabric in the background is some very fine needlecord from Liberty Fabrics…they call it Kingly Cord, such a posh name. I’m going to make myself a skirt with it, I’ve noticed that I enjoy wearing fullish skirts, mid calf length and need another one as I only have the one which is a very faded grey denim one, John Rocha design bought quite a few years ago now…
I bought these two pretty fat eighths (google says that’s the correct spelling but it looks wrong to me lol) bundles of fabrics and then, just as I was about to walk away this caught my eye
You can see the front of the kit in the first photo…I’m hoping to get 2 cushion fronts from this pack…I’ll let you know. It is meant to be a quilt but I saw this as pretty cushion covers. I need to get some muslin to use as a backing before I quilt it
Then this delicious bundle of Lecian fat quarters just spoke to me, the colours within it are so soft and pretty, I love how the bundle looks together so might have trouble opening this up! 19 fat quarters!! I don’t know what the bundle is called and I don’t want to open it up to read the selvedge as I’d never get it back together so beautifully…if any of you know the name of these designs do let me know!
I also bought a new blade for my rotary cutter and a cute bag pattern…..oh and a kit to make some fabric chains, (paper chains) which will be sent to me as they’d run out of stock and need to make more…
Those mittens are a WIP…a test knit for one of my lovely Fluff-n-Stuff customers. She used some of my BFL fibre which she handspun into two identical balls of yarn, so clever! Then designed the pattern, I’ll let you know when the pattern is available, it’s great fun to do!
I wish I’d chosen a white background yarn thought, I was eager to get knitting them and used some Oatmeal BFL/Silk I had spun up, just got the thumb to knit now then I shall start the other one! It was hard for me to see my stitches at times, you’d think I’d know better!!
Thought you might like to see this fabric that I bought from John Lewis yesterday, I only went in for a fan heater lol!! I’m going to make it up into the dress in the pattern next to it…I really need to clear some table space so I can cut it out. It’s a bit tricky knowing where to put anything at the moment though as we’re having the sitting room redecorated. It is looking lovely so far, think the woodwork will be next on the painting agenda. The pale shades of white have really opened the room up….I need to find some curtain fabric soon too
Phew…we never sit still in this house!
Anyway, the 15% discount code ‘PUCKLE’ is still in use until Monday at noon UK time, I decided to let it run a while longer after the success of the first lot of fibre posting I’d done for ages. I have restocked the shop a bit too, so do go and have a look and grab yourself a bargain if you need/want some luxury fibre to spin/felt with