"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Waverley Patchworkers Quilt show.

Today I visited the show with my friend S. and we  had a wonderful time as always, admiring the work of a very talented group of quilters.  At the Merchants hall I restrained myself somewhat and only bought what I really needed....sort of.  I was pleased to find a stall selling inkjet fabric sheets, as I have run out of them after I made the bike quilt for Ken's friend (the quilt is finished, I just haven't had a chance to photograph it yet).  At the same stall, they were selling Sashiko patterns and threads, and although I have some in my stash, I only have the white thread, but after seeing the stunning result of using variegated thread on one of the quilts in the show, I had to buy some for myself!

One lady was demonstrating English paper piecing techniques using a heat sensitive coated template paper (instead of freezer paper), and it looks useful, so I bought a packet of that.  My final purchase was a stitchery pattern by Sally Giblin, called "My Button Garden", it is a cushion with flowers and a tree embellished with buttons - very cute!  I won't make it up as a cushion, it would get wrecked with the cat around, so I'll make it as a wall hanging.

I have now posted my photos of the show on my Needlecraft Shows blog here, so do pop over and have a look.


Sharon said...

I had a lovely time yesterday G. Lots of great "eye candy", great company and catch up chat ;) Thanks again x x

Linda Steele said...

It was great to catch up with you at the show, Gina