Saturday, September 20, 2008

Quilts and Shopping.











This has been a week of variety. I've done orchard work, gardening, been to a funeral and also to the Quilt and Craft Fair in Hamilton.
The photos are a few I took at the Exhibition of quilts and the purchases I made. Huge windows above the quilts made it difficult to get good photos, so I only took about a dozen.The standard of work was amazingly high.( please note quilts shown here are by unknown people)Next post I will tell you about the quilts on display that were by ladies I do know.
I purchased a 5" wide Jelly Roll of Laurel Burch Christmas fabrics, cause I love her designs and have some gift ideas in mind. I started collecting some bright plainish fabrics and those with gold on for a quilt I am to start making for DH ( his idea ), and of course a few fat quarters I loved (just because I loved them.) I also got a couple of packets of the dye cut shapes which are ready to iron on - I've not used them before - so will see if I like them. I went with 4 other ladies - one of the younger ones drove us all , and I bought the least - some of them have an amazing insatiable appetite for spending and obviously the where with all to do it! We had a lovely day out but I was exhausted after the 11 hours it took.Having fun can be tiring.Back to the garden now while the sun is shining.
* Molly, we don't want to move - it's cause it may get too much for us to cope with.We are in no hurry to go, so are prepared to wait and see what turns up.( people are not rushing to buy the property you'll notice )

10 comments:

Molly said...

Sounds like a day well spent! Lovely loot---dying to see what you'll do with it! Almost finished my basket[just for the hand stitching!]It is SO cute! Just wish it were a little bigger---had thought I'd be able to fit a loaf of fruit bread in there, but alas.....Still love it!

paula, the quilter said...

That applique quilt is astounding! Glad you had a good time.

anne bebbington said...

Great day out - just love that quilt with the sage green background - the cathedral window twisted border is so effective (stored away for future reference)

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Wow! The applique quilt is a Masterpiece!
I have some Laurel Burch fabrics which I bought to make a quilt for the GK's, but i think they'll be adults before Nana gets round to it!
I love your 'Spring' pictures in the previous post, our Autumn is just starting.
I've got kiwi fruit and avocados in the kitchen - I always think of you when I eat a kiwi! (lovely with smoked mackerel in a salad)

Guðrún said...

Yes one can get tired having fun :) Great buyings.

Joyce said...

Beautiful fabrics. I feel the need to shop when I see a post like this.

Laurie from Rotorua NZ said...

Well can you believe it we were just yards apart in Hamilton, but I did not make it to the show...other things took up the whole weekend... was it a wedding or something ? in Hamilton Gardens.... looking forward to meeting up sometime.

Helen said...

I am envious that you are close enough to make it a nice day out to see the Hamilton Craft show. Did you see Mariya Walters' quilt? I would really like to have seen that one 'in the flesh'.

Sonnja said...

Beautiful fabrics and also the quilts!
Kind regards,

Sonnja & Beertje Zonn

meggie said...

Sounds like a lovely day out.
You do very well, there is a lot of hard work in an orchard.