Friday, 7 November 2014
Knitting & Stitching Dublin 2014
It was a long day but a productive one. There was a whole bolt of wadding & a new machine brought home in the car with us! And I got to see my Bachelors Walk quilt hanging for the Irish Patchwork Society Explorations exhibit!
I also bought a few bits and bobs myself. I did have a list of stuff to buy but managed to leave it in the car!
I did well though, remembering most items.
This is my haul!
The quilting frame, chalk pencil and perle cottons are for my hand quilting projects that I have yet to start (Penny Sampler and Sashiko Quilt). The quilt ruler stand and the hair clip (yes I bought a hair clip at a quilting show!) were bought on whim. Everything else has a purpose in mind!
The most important thing though was a replacement 1/4" foot. I broke mine making a bag. I had moved the needle all the way over to sew a zip, changed foot and forgot to move the needle back. Broken needle, broken foot and all my own fault!
Some of the quilts on display for explorations from our Just Threads sewing group were Suzanne's X-plorations, Meg's sampler quilt she didn't like much, chopped up and put back together, Paula's fabric dyeing exploration (I always see Godzilla in this one!) and Isabelle's school project which is probably the cutest in the whole show. Her class hand dyed the fabric, then her mum printed their photos onto fabric and Isabelle quilted it herself on her mum's machine!
There was also a mini- do not touch the quilts competition and this Sin Bonnet Sue mini was the winner. Made me smile anyway!
So that was the weekend shopping adventure - now really looking forward to putting some of the haul to good use!