…bought two quilt books… found my others… and had a little surprise…

Purchase

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I could these 2 books for a bargain £12 posted.  Really wanted the foundation paper piecing one as I love the blue quilt and want to do some paper piecing but not just going at it! Actually following some good instructions.  This is why I have not started the Tuffet yet as I’m petrified I will bugger it up as I have tweaked it/ strayed  from the pattern and don’t want to regret just going at it!

 

I have also been looking high and low for my first ever quilting book as there is a pattern in there that I want to make.  I may have had the fabric and pattern for over 6 years so its pretty high up my make list (which is all in my head).

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Lastly, found with my first book was a right surprise! A few weeks ago I saw on UK quilters united a folded fabric colour gradient star cushion – saved the picture and asked for more info.. looked up the book and decided I didn’t have enough time at the moment but logged it in the memory….. I have that book… my mummy got it for me many moons ago not sure when exactly…. Also its signed and dedicated to me… its a funny old world.  I remember mum giving me the book a few years ago and me writing it off as way too old fashioned… maybe I’m getting old fashioned!

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… went to National Quilt Championships 2018, Sandown … Purchases

Purchase

Quick post to show off my purchases from the show.

I was very restrained as I want to use some of the stuff I already have and bought to compliment that with the greys.  The sherbet rainbow layer cake is for a simple summer quilt for my big girl…. because I can’t walk away from a rainbow and batiks at the moment! The Jen Kingwell pattern caught my eye as I loved the variety of fabrics in the cover photo and hope to use a load of my existing fabric. The parrot fabric is to make some replacement covers for the living room.  I was very good and walked away from some modern colour gradient prints and some Kaffe Fassett fabric as I don’t need more projects.

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I took the baby and had a number of compliments from ladies saying it was nice to see me out and about with a little one doing what I like and breastfeeding in public.  It was really nice as I have been having a crisis of confidence.  I’m overwhelmed by my rather large stash and having so much I want to make and feel like I will never have the chance.

My back needs to recover and then I will crack on… At some point when stuck under a baby I will try to do a post on the quilts I loved the most in the Championship.