Saturday, March 19, 2011

Picking up the slack...

Last Friday my BFF & I took of work & headed to Dallas for the-

This was our first quilt show! We really enjoyed it. Well I always enjoy shopping with Jes no matter what, so her company just made it more enjoyable!
There was a lot to take in- so many gorgeous fabrics, amazing quilts & tons of new sewing notions that would love to litter my craft room. New sewing machine? Yes please! take your pick! 'dream on sister!' says my bank account- maybe next year.

I'm getting Jes into quilting, she is really into apparel sewing & I'm definitely the quilter. Funny how we both have such a love for sewing, but 2 very different aspects. she went with an open mind- I went with an open checkbook and a shopping list..... Which I completely got overwhelmed & forgot about all together. Oops!

Jes found a book that's right up her alley and even got the author to sign it! Too cool!

Quilts were hung on just about every wall---- so much to look at!

There were quilts that inspired me for another project...

(Inspiration was everywhere you looked!)

There were quilts that reminded me of someone... ( my mother in law would love this one!)

There were quilts that looked like paintings....

There were quilts that looked super easy..

And ones that are not so easy! (a piecing nightmare if you ask me!)

Loved this T shirt quilt!

Beautiful cross quilt- I've never seen one like this - love it!

I came home with a list of new projects..

...not a single item crossed off my shopping list.....

But I did come home with a new charm pack & about 15 new fat quarters...

And 1 VERY warn out Jes. I guess this goes down in the books that I can outshop Jes!!

Now I'm just desperately needing a retreat weekend to get all these projects done!

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Anne said...

That cross quilt looks like something my girlfriend would LOVE. Do you know who designed it/if there's a pattern?

April said...

I'm so sorry I've tried searching for some information online but I haven't found anything on it. I agree though, amazing quilt!