Archive for August, 2012

August 28, 2012

Flowers from the garden

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A little bit battered from the rain yesterday x

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August 27, 2012

Festival of quilts

So my friend and I had a great day out at the quilt festival at the Birmingham NEC last weekend. We set off early to make sure that we got there ready to have a coffee before the doors opened.

We did quilts then a bit of shopping then lunch then more quilts and more shopping. There is so much to see that it’s almost too much for one day. Sadly by the end of the day it gets hard to really appreciate the quality of the quilts.

It’s interesting to see what things other people like and how tastes can vary. I tend to like the ones that are more abstract, pretty, with a lot of texture.

 

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And I love ones that look good from a distance and then even better close up.

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Whilst they aren’t my taste you can’t help but appreciate the time and effort that goes into these quilts.

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Last year I bought loads of material for a quilt. This year I have no quilt projects lined up for the near future so I went for something different. I have just started a textiles course so I stocked up on bits and pieces that should be useful for that.

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August 18, 2012

Blogging at the Festival of Quilts

This is my first on location blog, I’m at the Festival of Quilts! Already seen loads of amazing quilts and done a bit of shopping. Just having a quick bite of lunch before getting back to the rest.

Here are some of the sights…

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More to come later I’m sure!

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