Some months ago I attended the annual Craft & Quilt Fair that tours nationally. I don't go every year - I find that there aren't enough differences from year to year to go every time it's on - but a friend and I hadn't been for a considerable number of years. So this year we went!
It is always lovely to stroll amongst beautiful things. Fabric. Long arm quilting machines. Fabric. Patterns. Fabric. Quilts. I always love the quilts that are on display. I didn't take any photos of the quilt display, but have some very bad shots of the purchases I made.
After seeing some Japanese pattern books on various blogs I was keen to get my hands on one. Particularly as the English version had just been released. I hadn't done my research before going to the fair and bought my book by Yoshiko Tsukiori for $29.99. The Book Depository will it mail it to you - anywhere in the world - for a total cost of $22.23 (AUD).
|Tidy little pattern pocket in the back.|
Oh well! Clearly a matter of being swept up in the excitement of being at the fair!
These are three of my favourite patterns from the book. I have a linen blend patiently waiting to be sewn into pants.
That really is a terrible photo! My apologies to the model.
I also bought two other books that were only $10 each. I didn't need them, but I do like to flick through quilting books with one hand and a warm Milo (or hot chocolate) in the other.
This book contains quilts made entirely from solids.
They are all very modern designs.
I love this one. The circle is machine appliqued, with the edges left raw.
This book was just a bit of fun!
Who knows when you might need a pineapple?
Or some lemonade during the summer months?
My only other purchase (apart from an amazing 'home made' pie at lunch time) was a panel of quilt labels.
I LOVE these quilt labels! They are Handmade with Love by Sweetwater for Moda.
This is one of my favourite, but I really do like every single one of them. So much, that I purchased another panel - the colour version - a few weeks after the fair.
There are about 24 quilt labels per panel. In Australia they are priced around $7 per panel.
So now I just need to finish some quilts so that I can use my lovely new labels!