Sunday, September 18, 2011

Yesterdays inspiration and treasures


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. 
~Author Unknown


Laila said...

Thanks for a wonderfull Q vitamin day:-)
I love all my new stuff- I will blog soon :-)
Happy relax day. Hugs.

Mona said...

Hei! Ser av bildene i det forrige innlegget at dere hadde en flott tur. Mange godbiter du har fått med deg også. Lykke til med prosjektene. Ha en fin søndag.

siv hege said...

A great trip, no doubt! You have more selv control than me :)

susiloci said...

Tu blog es maravilloso!!!!! Saludos desde Galicia

Josie said...

I can't believe how 'good' you were with your purchases. I'd have gone wild and broken the bank for sure!
You have some beautiful projects lined up to sew this winter. Good thing you remembered that you already had some of the patterns at home.
The pattern you won is gorgeous... another one for your 'to do' list!

Lyn said...

What a lovely lot of inspiration in your shops and some nice goodies came home with you- sounds like it was a great trip...

Gunilla said...

Å så mycket fint Du visar.
Första kvilten av Annie Downs vad heter den och var finns det mönster att köpa?

Radka said...

You are going to be busy! Nothing new in that :)

Roos said...

Thank you for showing all those beautiful things. I like the things you bought.

sjoko said...

So funny reading your post. A lot of things are familiar. Like already having the pattern at home or already having most of the fabrics in a nice quilt or taking some fabrics and then changing your mind OR especially wanting some fabrics that you leave but can't stop thinking about..... Guess it goes with the territory of being a quilter :O)

Becky said...

Awesome finds! Have fun with all those lovely fabrics.

LeKaQuilt said...

Så mye flott dere har fått sett!
Mønsteret du vant er jo så koseligt - heldigris ;o)

Mad about Craft said...

It looks like you all had a lovely day!

Katie said...

What a fun day you had. :-) Could you tell me the name of the Anni Downs stitchery pattern. I quite like it! Thanks.

Rosentraum said...

The Anni Downs Stitchery Quilt is wonderfull.
LG Martina

julieQ said...

I love vitamin Q! Makes me happy...hope it made you happy too!

MOMENTS Designs said...

Wow, it looks like you had a great time!
I love the traveling bag...can you tell me the name of the book it came from??
Hugs, Liz

Miriam said...

Wow, you did have a wonderful day of Vitamin Q! Lots of beautiful inspiration there!

Jeanne said...

Looks like a fun trip was had by all. You made good choices with your purchases. I look forward to seeing what you make with the new stuff.

Elins systue said...

Et lekkert teppe

Quilts And Pieces said...

What a fun time! I love that Annie Downs pattern you got. I have to make an order of a bunch of her things I've been wanting. I"ll have to add this to the list!!

Anonymous said...

The Japanese bag is really nice ! Hope you'll find out its model. But there are so many other great things to do here again!

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