Yesterday I went with some friends to the Craft and Quilt fair in Brisbane. I had entered a quilt in the Queensland Quilt Show presented by Queensland Quilters Inc. As mentioned in a previous post, this is the first time that I have entered a quilt for judging at a show. What a buzz to see my quilt hanging. What a bigger buzz, to watch other quilters comment and photograph it.
I am not a big fan of crowds, so we decided to start with the quilt show and then work our way back against the flow of craft frenzied women through the merchant hall.
I also bought a cute bag pattern which I will make up with my Kokka fabric. I also got some charm squares to make a doll quilt.
I couldn't resist this piece of Alexander Henry fabric - for obvious reasons.
After a couple of hours snaking our way through the stalls, buying bits and pieces along the way (cheap ric rac and ribbon), stopping and watching a couple of demos at some stalls - we decided to call it a day...
...That is until we rushed back to where we started and bought some more at Be Be Bold Japanese Textiles. I purchased a 'quilt as you go' baby quilt kit. It was full of Kokka and coordinating fabrics. I generally don't buy kits, but this one is beautiful - in a minimalist Japanese style. Stay tuned to see how it turns out.