Firstly I did a little light shopping, this is some fabric that I saw at another show at the end of the day when I was all shopped out. The memory of it has haunted me ever since and in that time I had found the perfect project for it. I have a large orange bag that I use for shopping at quilt shows now that rucksacks are banned and this bag was a freebie at another show and is slowly falling apart even though any holes are sewn up. I've never found the right bag to replace it and I came to the conclusion that it was time to make my own. And I think this will be the perfect print. It is printed on a canvass upholstery type weight.
and then I had the greatest fun,
searching out suitable liner, handle and accessories for the bag.
I had hoped to find some more Christmas fabrics for my stash. I was very lucky to find two packs,
and love how pretty they are.
One of my workshops was with Maggie Davies who taught us how to make Kanzashi Flowers. I am startled that I have made something so pretty, especially as it was the first attempt. I may make more.
I've printed this out so that you can see, I am in love with this quilt, they had run out of patterns, I will be buying one.
It is the funniest thing to see all of these quilts together, I met other women who were as giggly as I was at seeing them all. We came up with the idea that we should buy a hotel and have a different quilt on each bed, wouldn't that be wonderful!
All I can say is enjoy.
I had a thoroughly good day and am really looking forward to the quilts (and the shopping) at the NEC.