Sunday, 27 February 2011

A Grand Day Out

On Friday we had A Grand Day Out to the Spring Quilt Festival at Ingliston, Edinburgh.
Now well used to the complicated route to get there, 2 trains, one bus and a long walk we were hungry for both food and quilts when we got there.

Janet and Margaret are having a close up view of this quilt by Paula Doyle. When you look down the hall at the display of quilts it is easy to think " I don't know why I bother - I could never do anything like this !!"
There are quilts that we were in awe of like this one from Rosalind Pollock who embellishes all her quilts with tiny little seed beads ...
Quilts that you thought perhaps you might like to try yourself... like this one by Jean Wilkinson which was a mystery quilt made entirely from materials in her stash.
We particularly liked the corner log cabin blocks and the way she had quilted them.
Journal Quilts by Ineke Berlyn. This reminded me of the free motion embroidery technique we learnt with Janet Clare last year. perhaps I could have a go at something like this too.

And then of course there's the shopping. I bought lovely brushed cottons from The Seattle Quilt company to make more quilted hotties, a Shonai Sashiko Sampler beginners kit from Euro Japan Links Ltd, children's fabric to make a pillow case ( more on that later), bits and pieces from Daisy Chain designs , a 50p magazine to read on the train home. The prize for the most patient stall holder of the day goes to the lovely lady at Fiddlesticks fabrics who spent ages with us and eventually all we bought was a bobbin of variegated thread.

We also thoroughly enjoyed talking to fellow quilters, telling us about their travels and their quilt shows.

Looking forward to the Autumn Quilt show...Watch this space.

Happy Quilting xx


Jill Bennett said...

Lots of inspiration there, some very beautiful quilts.

Rosalind said...

Sounds like a good day! :o)
Wish I had managed to get there too.

Gill - That British Woman said...

popped by to say hello.

I love those quilts they are lovely.

Gill in Canada

Indianna said...

OOOOoooooh - I'm going to Exeter in a couple of weeks - thanks for the taster of what to expect as I've only just started quilting.