|What I bought myself, no not fabric but a beautiful pendant|
|Dr Seuss fabric to make a pillow,|
an owl pattern for the girls wall and
Make it Perfect pattern with fabric
|Lisa Walton's quilt that is part of her exhibition|
|spending time reading, Stitch and 101 projects|
|Kathy Doughty's quilt, love her use of colour|
|Vignette and and postcards from some of the |
stallholder, Make it Perfect, Saffron Craig
The next talks we went to were Reece Scannell and Kathy Doughty talking on Understanding Colour and Using it Effectively, they did this together sew we sat from 12.30 to 1.30 and listened and learnt that we all need to have lights, mediums and darks in our stashes, what a great excuse to go shopping. Kathy also did the 2pm floor walk of the quilts so we followed her around and learnt more from her as she showed us some of the wonderful quilts.
The photos of the two quilt are ones that I would love to make, I just love Lisa Walton and her quilts, she has a special exhibition of them as part of the show, the colours are wonderful and they are all hand dyed fabric by her and her husband Peter.
Kathy's quilt she used part of it in her talk, I will have to go through my stash, the only colours I think I am missing are a range of black and white fabrics.
Towards the end of the day we watched Liz DeLuca’ of Creative Arty Facts make glass beads, Lily was fascinated so she pointed us to her stall, Lily bought a clear glass bead with yellow stripes around it and grandma bought the beautiful pendant ($45 well spent)
As we drove home I checked my emails and got a surprise to find a Hancocks free shipping email, Kate who had only spent $50 of what had to spend so was happy to do an order as was I. Now I know buying local is important, but I bought a Kona fatquarter bundle for $37 and found a lovely print for the reverse of Lily's jacket at $5 a yard and a couple of others including these.
I have one block to finish and I have completed this months projects except my Tis' the Season blocks but I am off to a conference next week and plan to take them to stitch while I listen to the speakers and any free time I get, which means they might all be finished by the end of the month.