Festival of Quilts 2012 piccys!

This is a very image heavy post- just so you know 😉 You might want to get a cup of tea before you continue… I hope you enjoy it, it’s taken well over an hour to put together!

Today I was up stupid early (before dawn during summer) to work on a little agency merchandising job to bring in some more cash. Then it was straight to pick up my friend Gina and onwards to the Festival of Quilts! I got home for 5pm and had a soak in the bath for half an hour with some magazines and I’m back after a lazy KFC dinner! I have about 50 more chocolates to make for my fair on Saturday and  a further 160 to put finishing touches to as well so I think I will finish putting faces on the trufflepiglets whilst sitting in a chair this evening and stress about the rest tomorrow!

Anyway you came for the pictures. There were lots of beautiful quilts that caught my eye and I also took some close-up details for reference later. Here are some of the non-blurry photos- there were SO many people about it was near impossible to get good pictures at times. If anyone gets a picture of the first prize winning mini quilt over the rest of the show please let me know!

And here are some I recognised from the Internet!
This one is by Lu Summers…

This one is by Dvine

And this one is by Jo on Flickr

And this Made in Cherry quilt is by Trudi

And of course there’s the obligatory picture of me with mine. It’s blurry and I look a but dumpy but oh well. Someone did say “Doggies, how cute” and it wasn’t the worst quilt there so that’s pretty good for my first entry! I would have stood next to it seeing what people said for a while if my feet weren’t killing me!

This is the one that won the category I entered. Fair enough!

OK I know you want to see my haul too… This one is of the cutting mat I needed. A2 size and £12 which is bargainous from Creative Grids. I got “free” magazines too- I subscribed to Popular Patchwork which starts next month and I got this copy on the stand. Modern Quilting I picked up because it was out before my subscription but I have a feeling I will still get this issue in the post anyway. I thought I had better have it since my copies have a habit of not finding their way to me in the post. I also got some template plastic. Oh and Fletcher is picture bombing.

Yeah you want to see the fabric don’t you?! I got several metres of solids from Doughty’s and some Flea Market Fancy, the jelly roll was from Gina- I got a free Cabbages and Roses one with my Popular Patchwork subscription and so we swapped as I really wanted Tradewinds. I got a stack of Fat Quarters from Backstitch with my 10% off voucher for using at the show (the two on the left aren’t for me, they’re going to a FQ swap) and some awesome bear fabric which will be made into a certain something for a certain someone who I know checks by my blog so I shall say no more 😉

THEN when I got home my stack of fabrics from the Fat Quarter Shop had arrived that I bought with my $25 gift voucher I won on Svetlana’s blog… YEY!

Let me know if you go too, I’d love to see your favourite quilts!

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18 Comments

  1. Posted August 16, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Whoo hoooo! Lots of pretty eye candy! And no, you don’t look dumpy. You look cute. LOL By the way, you are one of the winners at the Pet show…..talk to you soon!

  2. buntyw
    Posted August 16, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I’m not going to FoQ so thanks for all the great pictures! More to come I hope??
    Thanks for sharing your haul too!!!
    Your quilt looks fabulous!

  3. Posted August 16, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Oh wow, I had forgotten how incredible quilts can actually be! Incredible work, the hexagonal quilt really tickles my fancy, and the quilt which won the category you entered is wonderful! I still love your doggy quilt tho’:)

  4. Posted August 17, 2012 at 7:50 am | Permalink | Reply

    Stunning work, thanks for sharing the pictures i have thoroughly enjoyed viewing them

  5. Posted August 17, 2012 at 9:20 am | Permalink | Reply

    Eeeeeeek! I cannot wait. You got some terrific photos and some fab buys as well.

  6. Louise
    Posted August 17, 2012 at 10:59 am | Permalink | Reply

    looked a great show, beautiful quilts including yours- I love the placing and expressions of your dogs looks very natural which I think would be quite hard in that medium.

  7. Posted August 17, 2012 at 11:12 am | Permalink | Reply

    Oh Wow! What fantastic quilts, I have picked a few favs, but honestly yours is still my most fav, you had some stiff competition but I think you did yourself very proud, well done you. What a fabby haul of goodies too, thanks for sharing x

  8. Posted August 17, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Thank you for sharing! I’m going tomorrow, sooooooo excited!

  9. Evelyn
    Posted August 18, 2012 at 7:21 am | Permalink | Reply

    Thank u for sharing loved your quilt

  10. Posted August 18, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Gorgeous work! Well done on having your lovely quilt amongst these. I like the things you bought too. That bear fabric loooks lovely – what is it?
    Alix xx

  11. Posted August 18, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Oh you got way better photos than me. Loved your dogs quilt. Nicky and I admired it greatly and I actually stood with Trudi and said I needed a photo of it but people were in the way and then I forgot. It made us think of Archie from Helen’s Archie the Wonder Dog blog.

  12. Posted August 19, 2012 at 1:23 am | Permalink | Reply

    Wow! These quilts are amazing. Thanks for sharing. 🙂 xx

  13. Posted August 19, 2012 at 2:09 am | Permalink | Reply

    Love #15. Your quilt is lovely, my sister would beg and borrow for it (she rescues greyhounds).

  14. Chloe
    Posted August 20, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Everytime I read people’s posts about FoQ and look at the photos I realise how many quilts I missed seeing despite being there every day >.< I missed seeing your lovely quilt too unfortunately 😦 Though Mum's just looked over my shoulder and said she did spot it and really liked it 🙂

  15. Posted August 20, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Loved your quilt and knew Helen (Archie the Wonder Dog) would too! Glad my post gave you a start – hehe! And glad you told me you made it as now I will give credit where it is due – always nice to know the quilter behind the quilt! Great job!

  16. Posted August 20, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I love your quilt – I’m not showing it to Archie or he’ll want to know when he’s getting a likeness in fabric form!!

  17. Posted August 21, 2012 at 7:55 am | Permalink | Reply

    Wow! A stunning collection of quilts! I love your greyhounds and you don’t look dumpy at all 🙂

  18. Posted August 21, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I was there too!…really wonderful quilts! I posted about them on my blog…

    http://quiltycat-quiltycat.blogspot.it/2012/08/back-from-birmingham-quilt-show.html

    nichi XX

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