Thursday, April 19, 2007

Stash building

At the Trentham show Dennis subscribed to British Patchwork and Quilting for me for this year and we got a free project bag. This is how it looked when we got it.

This is how it looked half way through the show after I had been to Magie Relph’s stall. Its a little more than it looks because there are several bundles of FQs in there. Then a bit later when I had been to the Out of Africa stall and put a second layer in (The top left two are more of Magie's . The rolls are colections of 10 hand-dyed FQs from Durban.

Then later on when I had been to Midsomer Quilting.

As you can see most of the fabric is African but there is some in there for a Japanese quilt I designed when I was in Bath which I intend to make for the Butterflies and Blooms theme competition at the Great Northern Quilts Show in Harrogate in September. I didn't bother photgraphing the the plains.

Of course A japanese quilt requires Sashiko so I bought this from this quilt shop in Bath. ( Another class mate at MidsomerQ snatched it from the shelf in front of me else I would have bought it there.

Dennis also got me this one which I had previously seen on the Internet. The quilts are very simple – not that that is necessarily a bad thing, especially with such busy fabrics. I was fascinated with the little logos at the beginning of each chapter though which spurned a quilt design of my own which is now in my journal awaiting time. I certainly have the fabric for it! Although if any of my Australian readers want to recommend a good web based store for Australiana fabrics I would be interested in expanding my stash yet further around the globe.)


Helen said...

Yummy, yummy stash building!

Brenda said...

Logan's Patchwork prides itself on its range of Australiana fabrics. Nevertheless, some ranges are available online through US websites at cheaper prices...

Nellie Bass Durand said...

Is that bag bottomless? I can't believe how much you fit into it.

Jennifer said...

Wow -- between your purchases and your museum visits, you've really got the motherlode of inspiration going, don't you? How wonderful! Where we live, in Massachusetts, there's a deep (well, you know, deep for the US) history of textile production, and I love the sense of connection -- here, it was primarily cottons and woolens.