I have had such a busy 10 days or so that I haven't had time to blog about it, but there is so much to show you. Margaret, Janet and I went to the Spring Quilt Festival in Edinburgh last weekend and here is Margaret scrutinising the first quilt which was on display as we walked in.
There was a fantastic display of quilts - some I will be able to name but there were too many to remember so apologies to the wonderful quilters who are not named here. This one was made from recycled shirts.
These beautiful blocks depicting plates on a welsh dresser
This was my favourite - A Northern View by Roy Dickinson.
And this was my favourite Patchwork quilt.There were lots of trade stands - we bought all sorts. Here is my booty from the show. All around were ladies saying to their friends "Don't let me buy anything else" as they walked away from a stall laden with goodies - then -- "oh look at that - we'll just have a quick look there" -- and so it went on.
Then of course there were the refueling stops.
We had a great time and are planning to go back again in September for the Scottish Quilt championships in the autumn.
On the Thursday I took the afternoon off work to go to the Pins and Needles show at Newcastle arena where my Wish upon a Star quilt was hung in the quilt show.This was some huge knitting project by Ingrid Wagner - a knitted fishing boat.
Saturday was day 3 of my creative weekend and on to St Abbs for Woolfest 2010 courtesy of Louise at Woolfish. This was my first go at spinning on a 21st century computer controlled spinning wheel made by this very patient gentleman from Almost alien.
I was restrained in my shopping this time and only bought a couple of balls of sock yarn to knit these fingerless gloves in this months Lets Knit magazine. (Oops - the sideways picture gremlin is back)
Hope you have been inspired by all the things I have seen on my travels last week. Don't forget to leave a comment. This weekend has been just as busy but you'll have to wait a few days for those pictures.
Happy Quilting xx