So another Chilford Quilt Show is over again. For once I had a list of key things I needed which I made a bee line for first.
I got some white wadding for the Swoon quilt. I was looking for Warm and White but this Heirloom was cheaper. I have decided not to wash it as I am looking to test out the antique, scrunchy look. I keep washing the one on my bed and it never quite looks as scrunchy as I would like. Anyway, I also got a new blade and some backing fabric for the Swoon quilt from Fabrics Galore.
It's very soft fabric. The lights in the show are a bit dim so it made the fabric look a lot greyer. I wish it was more grey, but I am sure it will be just fine. So that was everything I actually needed. I had basically spent all my money by then. But you know how it is. You think it's all over, then you buy something else!
Just some odd fat quarters which grabbed my eye.
I'd not seen this range before. I really liked it. I knew I couldn't walk away from it. They were from Tudor Rose which is probably close enough for a road trip one day. I love all the colours together, just as they are in the roll. I thought they might make a great sewing machine cover or mat. A nice small project to nestle inbetween these really long, big ones.
The problem with any quilt show is that they get busy. You have to decide which stalls you really want to see first as you get the room you need to look at everything and purchase easily. Every Chilford I start at Sunflower Fabrics and Washed and Worn, but because I knew I needed 5 metres of cheap backing fabric, I decided to forgo tradition and make a bee line for Fabrics Galore. By the time I got back to Sunflower fabrics it was heaving and someone had stolen a quilt! Terrible. Anyway as I stood waxing on an on about just how terrible it was, I happened to see Maggie's newest mini quilt which appeals to all my old fashioned, antique sensibilities. I just thought it was lovely. The material HAD to be mine.
I love the very fine quilting.