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Festival of Quilts 2012 piccys!

This is a very image heavy post- just so you know ūüėČ 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 ūüėČ

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!

Bird cutting die giveaway!

I found this die whilst tidying up my room this weekend- I’ve never used it! It works in most die cutting machines and cuts paper, card, etc into cute birdy shapes…

It’s the Bird of Paradise die from Marianne Design and the wing is separate so you can do 3D stuff with it if you wish. RRP is around ¬£8.

So I thought one of you might like it? This giveaway is open internationally until the end of¬†Friday 27th July 2012. To enter, just tell me which of these pictures of Fletcher you think is the cutest- I’m entering him for the Pets on Quilts competition next month and we had a photo session on Saturday (in that I lured him outside with his favourite biscuits and tried to convince him to stay sitting and not lay down)- I just can’t decide! He does look a bit dumpling shaped sat down, instead of generic greyhound shape, but I don’t think that matters…





In other news, I finished my Fireworks Display block and totally ballsed it up when appliqueing onto the background fabric. It all wrinkled and went weird so it looks like I am unpicking it tonight and might be handsewing it on a hoop or finding some kind of stabiliser. Also, Karen and Patricia have been selected as pattern testers- I shall email you both later!

If you want more die cutting stuff I’ve got a few bits on eBay this week, ending Wednesday and I may add some more tonight. Click here.

Vintage finds

We went to a couple of antiques shops on the weekend and got some nice new pictures for our living room, amongst other things…

1901-02 Autumn/Winter coat collection for gents and youths… annoying sticker in top corner that needs sugar soaping off. I negotiated a price of ¬£25 (from ¬£34).

Lord Meredith’s sporting balloon at Quorn (near me!) ¬£9, plus a gravure image of a hound, ¬£3.

Birdy plates to hang in the kitchen- £1 each!

This glass cabinet was only £28!

I got another 3 pieces of Hornsea Heirloom for my collection of 70s Hornsea Pottery for £8- a milk jug, a sugar bowl and an oil/vinegar pot, though I already have the set of two with original stoppers. The other ranges I collect are Bronte and Saffron.