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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Waverley Patchworkers Quilt Show

Today, Sharon and I attended this fabulous quilt show. For me it was as good as any of the major international quilt shows, albeit on a smaller scale. I have created a temporary blog to show the (nearly) 50 photos I took, as any of you who love quilts will enjoy seeing them, I am sure. Here is the link.
Sadly for my bank account, the show had an extra room where a number of retail shops had stalls set up to sell all kinds of quilting and patchwork stuff. Here is what I purchased: Fat quarter of cute Geisha girls fabric.
One metre length of this stunning fabric...I have only a faint idea of what I will do with this, but I can assure you I won't be cutting it up! I'm thinking of embellishing it, and making it into a wall panel. Even this close up does not do it justice.
Ever since I borrowed a book on Sashiko stitching from our library, I have been looking for the right fabric to do some. I was thinking of settling for dark blue homespun, but today I found a length of the genuine Japanese Indigo fabric!
This gorgeous little Kokeshi doll button was the last one in the display box, and there was a disgruntled lady standing behind me, obviously hoping I would change my mind about buying it. Sorry, dear - this one is mine!
My right hand index finger is almost permanently numb with all the applique I've been doing lately. I can't bear plastic or metal thimbles, so when I heard about these alternative pigskin thimbles, I kept an eye out for one today.


Catherine said...

You did well! The fabrics are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Julia said...

Love the fabrics Gina...great choice.I'll pop over and see the quilts.
Julia ♥