Last weekend Katie, Lara, Kim (Katie's sister) and I all piled into Lara's little car and headed off to the N.E.C. in Birmingham for the festival of Quilts. Of the four of us only Kim is a quilter (at least that was the state of affairs at the start of the day) but I'm always happy to look at beautiful fabrics and amazing colours.
There were so many stunning quilts at the show. This was my favourite:
I also really liked these (well I am a knitter!):
Lara and I got to have a go on a huge free stitching sewing machine - so cool.
We only saw the "free form" quilts sectiobn on our way out. This one's for Felix!
We saw ome gorgeous quilts by Kaffe Fasset at the Rowan stand plus the man himself. We tried (and failed) not to act too fan girly (there was much giggling and surreptitious staring).
I lurve this one. Luckily Lara now has the book so maybe I can make it in a year or ten when I have the time, skill and money!
Lovely Rowan fabrics:
I can see whole new opportunities for stashing arising!