Warning Picture Heavy Post!!!!!
Jayne and I spent the day at the NEC yesterday for the start of the Festival of Quilts. I have never been on a Thursday before and because it was opening day it was very, very busy!!!! We started the day looking at all the quilts which had been entered for the competitions and I have lots of pictures below, but one thing we both noticed was how dark in colour and view many of the quilts were! My own personal choice is traditional quilts which are colourful. I think the art quilts and picture quilts are amazing and the time and effort put in by the quilt maker is amazing but again some of them were really dark.
As you know I only take pictures of the quilts I love so here are the ones which I loved this year.
Whilst we were walking round the vendors I bumped into DH’s cousin who also does patchwork but generally hexagons. She makes some stunning items and has a lot of patience, something I don’t have. I have tried making hexies but they drove me mad!!!!!! It was lovely to see her and catch up.
We got there for 9.00am and left at 4.00pm and Jayne and I were both shattered, but really enjoyed the day. Jayne got a cutting mat and when we both get back from vacation we will be going to the local quilt shop for her to get some other bits. She also bought a pattern to make with the fabric I bought her for her Birthday, so I will show you her progress.
Must dash now as I have to pack for our vacation, can’t wait. Hope you are all having a wonderful Friday.
Hugs, Susie x