Last weekend my mom and I attended a quilt show sponsored by our local quilting guild. I think we’ve gone every year they’ve had it, save one, and we can recall each year by remembering which kids we had with us and how we contained them — the show does not allow strollers. This year, however, we were able to attend urchin free — thank you Papa — and could actually enjoy the whole thing without having to corral bored children from booth to booth.
I forgot my camera so I can’t offer you any photos of the amazing quilts that were displayed but I can show you what little bits hopped in my bag before we left. First we found a gorgeous quilt created from these fabrics that my mom and I both loved. But, I was intimidated by the points, the size, and the kit price so I decided to consider it while we continued to browse.
Next I went on a fat quarter shopping spree and got nine — yes 9 — of Heather Bailey‘s Freshcut line. I’m thinking they’ll be perfect for the June challenge — disappearing 9-Patch — on the Doll Quilt Challenge group on flickr. It might end up being the quilt for my partner in the second round of the doll quilt swap if it fits her interests.
I also got as many fat quarters as I could find from the Peas and Carrots line by American Jane which, unfortunately was only four but two other unknowns jumped in my hands to join them for the ride. I have no idea what this will become but really they are so cute I just couldn’t resist.
Last thing — can you tell I restrained myself — I procured was that quilt kit. There was only one left — It’s fate said my mom — and I snatched it up as soon as I returned to the booth. Now I just need to figure out how to make it. But I’m still not a quilter, just so you know….