Around here, this time of year that means one thing: The International Quilt Festival.
I went Friday with my across the street neighbor Denise. We had a ball. Next year, I’m buying tickets for two days. And I’m going with or without company.
I was pleasantly surprised to see The Silver Needle there, but they got enough of my money back in Louisville. I choose to spread the wealth…
The small stuff; a Hera marker (it’s used for applique work), a pair of beautiful Bohin scissor, embroidery needles, quilting needles and milners. The quilting & milners have gold plated eyes and they are oustandingly smooth and very very nice to hold. The weird looking things… pom-pom makers. And a kit to make a teeny tiny little cupcake pincushion.
Patterns! A Christmas themed wool felt bell pull. A sugar skull quilt (41″ x 41″). And two bag patterns.
Now when I was planning this out in my head I had a budget & a basic idea. A few small things, and one big thing. I remarkably stuck fairly close to that plan. Here’s the big’un:
You can see a better picture here.
It’s 58″ square and all applique. I was a gonner from first sight (they had the model at Festival), I walked away… 13 charts add up… but it called my name. Denise heard it calling my name. The booth owners, they let me walk away; they knew I’d be back.
Now I get to plan… do I buy the kit fabrics? Or do I put them together myself from my local shop. I’d like to do it locally, but I love love love the fabrics that the model was made with. If those are what is in the kit… I’ll probably have to buy the kit.