Sunday, 24 February 2013

Sunday Stash/Not at Quiltcon

Someone's been a very naughty girl.


Egyptian cottons, bought at the Scottish Quilt Show.  It will take ages to get round to using them, but they had to be had. They were incredibly cheap and the colours are radiant.  I also picked up some more perle cottons from the Avery stand just because.



I heard about this - a Scottish Quilt Retreat!! - from Jo Bearpaw Avery.  It sounds great.

Just like the last show at Ingliston, my M-I-L and I were probably among the youngest people there and the quilts were mainly very traditional - it's not that there's anything bad about that, but it would be nice to see some more modern quilts too, just because a good mix is stimulating.  The skill involved was amazing, and this, My Garden by Louise Bell, stood out for me because the fabric for the flowers, leaves and insects was beautifully fussy cut to create different shades and textures, and I love the dandelions!

My Garden by Louise Bell


My Garden by Louise Bell

This photo (c) Louise Bell, http://www.louisebellquilts.co.uk/, all pics used with permission.


Linking up with Fiona at Finding Fifth

13 comments:

  1. oooh! I love your rainbow of fabric and thread.
    If you want to see work by younger quilters and more modern work ...YOU .. could enter a quilt xx

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  2. That fabric is divine! And those flowers?!?!?!? Amaze-balls!

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  3. Oh lucky you, if you end up going to the retreat! You're not naughty - just you love colour and fabric!

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  4. Lovely bundle of colors! I've been to one retreat where the average age was 60 at the least. And I was 30! Can't wait for Fat Quarterly retreat this summer where everyone will be young and cool;)

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  5. Those colours are stunning! They almost shine. And the flower quilt is beautiful. It's a shame quilt shows don't have a better mix of ages and styles. I' ve only been to two but I was one of the youngest both times. Have a lovely time at the retreat :)

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  6. Catherine I have not seen either of these lovely fabrics or cottons in real life so I can imagine they must have been very inticing. Lovely to have you post this week.

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  7. Don't feel like you have to rush to use them, they won't expire! ;-) Rainbows never go out of fashion!

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  8. Naughty in the best possible way! The fabric and threads look lovely and I can see why you couldn't resist them :) Very happy to have found your blog through Sunday Stash :)

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  9. I love yoru new fabric and thread!

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  10. Oooh! What. Yummy looking stack! Unavoidable I'd say!

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  11. Whilst you were buying up lovely fabrics I was tucking into afternoon tea at the Scotsman Hotel with my son's girlfriend! We should have been at the Quilt Show together we would all have reduced the average age substantially :)

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  12. That's a gorgeous gorgeous bundle! So radiant and merry.

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