Tuesday, October 20, 2009

What I bought at Quilt Festival

Here are a few of the things I bought at Quilt Festival! I can't show you everything.... some of it will become Christmas gifts!

I needed to get something new.... something I had not tried before. I walked by the Plum Creek Collectibles booth several times & really loved their patterns. Finally I gave in! I decided I will try wool felt embroidery. I chatted with Tammy DeYoung, the pattern designer. She was very sweet & set me up with the perfect felt for the 2 kits I selected. I'm anxious to get started on them! I bought quite a few magazines, books & patterns. Here are some of my favorites! Of course, I can't read Quilts Japan, it's all in Japanese! But the pictures are beautiful!
The Hoot 'n Annie pattern is adorable. The pattern designer, Annie, was there demoing Texture Magic. I had seen it on the internet before & wasn't really interested, but seeing it in person I was intrigued! You can make a textured fabric out of any type of fabric, it was pretty cool. I'll let you know how it works...

The other "new" product that caught my eye was the curtain grommets. Several patterns have come out for bags using these. I might try to work them into my bag patterns? Or maybe use them on aprons, I haven't decided yet.

of course, I bought fabric too. These 2 groups will be purses, one for my sister & one for a friend.

I've got lots to do! & here I am blogging....

1 comment:

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Good loot! Love the wool felt embroidery patterns. Can't wait to see those done.