I had a wonderful day yesterday visiting three quiltshops together with 39 other ladies from our quilt group. I feel it in my bones today that it was a long and busy day. So today I will just relax and enjoy my treasures from yesterdays shopping.
As you can see from the quiltshop photos in the previous post there was a lot of inspiration to see. All shops had a lot of lovely things on display.
Like this sooooooooooo cute stitchery (design Annie Downs). I fell in love with it. Did not buy the kit (clever me), because I want to make it in my own fabrics. But when I take a close lock at these fabrics, I believe I have most of them already in my fabric drawer.
Love this small quilt (design Lori Smith). This will be on my to do list this winter.
I also fell in love with this cute little bag. They told me it was from a japaneese quiltbook. Think I have seen this in a book, but do not remember which one. Perhaps I have it already. But if anyone know which book has this pattern, please tell me, I want to make it.
Love this display with grey/white fabrics. I had them in my hand, but put them back in the shelp (clever me, but I regret it).
I had a close look at this really nice travelling bag, and when I asked for the pattern, I discovered that I already have had this book for years. It makes a huge difference just to see the bag in a book, and to see it for real. The maker of this bag had also added some nice details with new piping thread at the pockets and she had used a new kind of bag batting in it. Did not buy any of those because I have already made a travelling bag.
And look at this cute litte purse. Asking for the pattern I learned that I already have this pattern.
I know I have the pattern for this one. Think I will trace it today and hope it will be ready for Christmas.
So what did I buy:
At Quiltefryd I started to pick several civil war fabrics. Turning around to another shelf there was a new range of fabrics. Think I changed the content in my shoppingbasket several times, before I ended up with these nine fabrics, a pattern and a cute ladybug to hang on a zipper. Some of the fabrics are Annie Downs design and I love them.
At Lines Hobby I bought these four japaneese fabrics.
And at Lille Stasjon I bought only two fabrics. We also got a suprise package from the shop containing five small peaces of new christmas fabrics. I am going to challenge all the girls who came on this quilt trip to make something from these fabrics and bring it with them to novemer quilt meetings show and tell.
You understand why I had to buy this cute cat fabric!! Take a look at the wonderful selvage!!!!! If there is anyone having selvages with cats on, please save them for me.
I was so lucky winning this pattern at the lottery. Love it.
You all understand that I am loaded up with a lot of vitamin Q. All this inspiration makes my head bubble with ideas. I wish I had more hours each day.
Saying for today:
Soul-mates are people who bring out the best in you. They are not perfect but are always perfect for you.