Monday, January 23, 2012

:: weekend ::

Well my very first quilt show did NOT disappoint!  I was in fabric heaven!  My Grama & my Mom attended Road2Ca with me.  I can't think of anyone I would have rather gone with.  Although it was a wet day, we were happily walking around from booth to booth enjoying every little hand crafted item and all the beautiful fabrics and quilts galore. 

 Here we are together just after the show.  We are dog tired at this point, but so happy to have enjoyed such a fun day together.  Here are a few of the things we saw:

 This quilt was one of my first favorites I saw on display.  My photo doesn't do it justice because you can't see the detail that was put into it.  For one the siding on most of the buildings is pleated fabric to make it look like wood.

This is taken at a vintage quilt booth called BJ's Designs.  My Grama loved the title because her initials are BJ.  Anyway, I just fell in love with this idea of making a little girls coat from a vintage quilt.  Just adorable.  

This was another one of my favorites.  All reproduction prints, but she used a ton of black.  I love that!  I hadn't seen that done before, and I've had the itch to try black as a background or boarder with vintage prints.  I wasn't sure how that would turn out.  Loved the inspirations I accumulated at the show.  

I did stop in at the American Jane booth and Sandy Klopp was there.  I was too nervous to introduce myself.  Silly me, but I so loved listening to her speak with others and see all her work at my finger tips.  It was really hard for me to spend money at the show.  I didn't know what to buy or when to buy something.  I kept thinking I might see something else I really like, so I waited till we nearly reached the last aisle before I splurged.  My Grama kept saying you have to leave with something.  I'm very happy with what I scored.  

Here is my loot:

The 3 crocheted flowers were 3/$5, a stack of 99 6" Reproduction prints, and this cute little cloth book kit I can't wait to make my son.  I loved elephants growing up and so does he.  Well, that about wraps it up.  I'm still on a little high from the show.  My creative juices are beginning to flow.  Well I'm off to meet up with a childhood friend of mine. 


1 comment:

  1. Looks like a lot of fun! Great buys :)
    I adore that little jacket, how cute. All those vintage prints are fabulous! Look forward to seeing what you do with your repro fabric.
    Also you three look so pretty, even if you were exhausted! :)


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