Friday 18 June 2010

Well I've now discovered that I'm a bit late for this year's On Line Quilt festival, so I thought I'd have a go at blogging and get ready for the next one! Instead I went to a REAL quilt festival... with my fab fabric friend, Jackie.

We met last year when she needed a lift from the airport to Sandown for the International Quilt exhibition, and ended up cadging a bed for the night too, then we arranged to share a hotel room at NEC last year and we've spent the last two days in quilting heaven - yesterday at the V&A, and today at Sandown again. We have so much in common I suspect we were born as twins and separated at birth.

We had a great two days but I've now taken her back to the airport, so I'm gloating over all my purchases and wondering what to do first!!!

The orange and yellows are to go with a 20 inch panel that I've done, from a small jelly roll from Sandown last year!

The bright dotty fabrics shouted to me across the hall, so I had to buy them,

and the car fabrics are evidence of the dangers of taking daughters anywhere that money can be spent! We bought these for a quilt for the boyfriend, Sam, and also got an inspirational book on journal quilts for her.

She wants to take a sewing machine to Uni in September, but is realistic enough to know that she needs to aim for something small and finishable, hence journal quilts. I'm looking forward to preparing a sewing basket to take with her!

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