I've been meaning to write this post for a while, so this will serve as my first post back. A few weeks ago I went to the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham. It was my first time. I took my mum and met Kerry there. Due to a torrential downpour, the road was flooded so it took us so long to get there that we didn't have much time. I did, however manage to do some shopping!
I fell in love with this bunny and with her beautiful coat. There are other clothes patterns available. Before you say "another bunny you're never going to get round to sewing", buying this actually encouraged me to start the one I bought in Harrogate that is my ALOYF goal for the month! More on that soon... and hopefully a finish by the end of the month.
The finished hare quilt above was hanging in this booth so I had to buy the pattern, though I will call them bunnies. It's fusible bias tape so I need to get started on the Mackintosh one I bought at Harrogate first! The kit on the right is a gorgeous embroidery. Hopefully it will be gorgeous when I've finished!
Continuing the bunny theme...
Bunny fabrics! The Eternal Maker turned out to be a great source of bunny fabrics, and the two middle ones that look like aliens at first were from a cheap stall. All destined for my bunny quilt - which I now have an idea for!
I loved this map fabric, but when I tried to buy it on the first stall I found it on, they said I had to buy it in 60cm increments... which lead to the top of Russia being cut off! (the continents aren't lined up, they're "tossed" onto the fabric). I refused as I wanted Russia - I'm intending to embroider the places I've been and considering I crossed the length of Siberia, I think that's an integral part. I bought it from another stall who said I could have whatever measurement I wanted. The little blob things to the left fell into my basket after I tried to convince myself they were bunnies. I drive a blue Mini with a checkerboard roof and checkerboard stripes on the side. This fabric ALMOST has my car on it, so it had to come home with me.
I think this is worthy of Sunday Stash, so I'll be linking up with Molli.
Want to see the quilts that caught my eye? I have no details of who made them (with one exception), so if anyone wants me to credit their quilt, leave me a comment and I will gladly do so. Quilters featured here - your quilts are amazing (as were a lot of the others but we only saw about half the exhibition).
This one is by Kerry!