Thursday, 13 August 2015

Festival of Quilts (overload!!!)

Make a cuppa!  This is a LONG blog!

I'm still shattered after four days working on the Kids Quilts stand at the Festival of Quilts. I had a great time. Met loads of lovely people, caught up with some that I haven't seen since last Festival and generally had a ball. But it is exhausting!!

The lovely Christine & David
Christine and David travel up from New Zealand to show their gorgeous quilt designs and showcase the ranges of fabrics that Christine and daughter Rachel design for RJR fabrics.

 Thier stand is always so bright and cheery. And so well lit. David has a thing about lighting, which makes the colours jump out, but it is soooo hot with all those light bulbs glaring at you!
 Bugs A Lot is one of my favorite patterns

Festival is always really busy, and most of the time looks like this

But because I am working, I get to go in early so have a good chance to walk around when it looks like this....
I won't ramble on, but here are a few photos of the quilts that I really liked
The Quilters Guild competiotion

simple design

really effective quilting
 This one was my favourite
 Close up detail
 One of the winners
 and some detail

The Miniature Winner
8" square - amazing!!

Must finish mine like this one!

 Modern Mini's
 Best in Show
 This was the Your Quilters winner! Ages 12 - 18Years!

 And I got to meet the lovely Lissa Alexander from Moda

 My Boy/Man will be thirty this week so we had a bit of a bash.
His sister made the cake - it was scrummy - and full of E numbers!!

 It was so funny to see the two little ones scrambling under the table as all the sweeties bounced onto the floor when it was cut!

I made friends with my sewing machine this week. It was good to just sit and play whilst DH worked like a trojan in the garden!

The bunting triangles were trimmed

 And 10 sets of bunting are now ready for the sales table.
 I also had a major tidy in my sewing space.
Honest - this IS tidy!!
 And started this months Mini Mania project

 My unpicker became my new best friend!
 But after two days!! I have got it together
sneaky peak of the reverse

 The reveal is at the end of the month but there is not much more to do.

I hope next months is just as much fun!!!!!


  1. All that bunting - you knock me into a cocked hat!! Well done.

  2. Wow, thanks for sharing the photos! The quilt festival looks so amazing. I wish I could attend quilty events like that...I've got my eye on Quiltcon West, but it's tricky with my littles. And nice work on your mini! It's looking good!