|Another spring coloured star to add to my next quilt.|
Hello Dear Reader,
Today, Dearly Beloved treated me to a day out, which he suffered admirably. We went to the South West Quilt Festival at the Westpoint Centre in Exeter. It’s actually a huge barn! Huge!!!! Full of quilts on display and predominantly a trade exhibition of quilting suppliers. I had a good time. I hoped to see some long arm quilting, but there weren’t any! I also hoped to see some affordable sewing machines which would be good for quilting but as I don’t have a kidney to sell and all the sewing machines were in the thousands, I was disappointed in that direction too.
It was an interesting crowd. A forceful mix of jogging bottoms and disability scooters mixed in with the great and the good of the W.I!!!! I tell you, DB and I were the youngest and sexiest there by a country mile. Nonetheless, the quilts on display made it for me. I bought three fat quarters! and if I was in the market for fabric, then it was very reasonably priced. It was basically a quilting shopping mall in an exhibition centre and all at give away prices. I’ll show you some of the quilts and this is just a fraction of those that were on show. The nicest part of the exhibition, is that they gave you cotton gloves so that you could handle the quilts and see what they looked like on the back as well as the front.
Here’s the quilts! Just a few that caught my eye and they are lovely xxx
|Next week, the how to make this cushion, will be on this website……keep your eyes open for the free pattern.|
|All made with Liberty Fabrics|
The quilt above and the quilt below caught my attention because they were so simple.
Yep, that’s Froogs getting a closer look! I think I could manage that one. It was an hour’s drive away and DB and I chatted all the way and it was just lovely to be taken to something only I enjoy and have him make the most of it for my sake. We were there and back by lunch time and I won’t hesitate to go to an exhibition there again as it’s really quite close. Also, I didn’t expect the fabric and equipment to be so reasonably priced, even if I didn’t need anything. It was a really good experience.