Saturday, October 26, 2013

Festival purchases and Hexagon and Blue Star quilt

Yesterday I went to the Creativ Festival with The Girl. There were hundreds of booths selling all sorts of interesting things. This year there were many vendors with wool and since The Girl is a knitter she was in heaven! She is partial to yarn made with alpaca and so bought herself some skeins in rich colours. She also bought a little box of mini skeins of variegated wool which is used to make honeycombs. They are stuffed with a little fibrefill and then stitched together to make "The Beekeepers Quilt"!

These colours of these little mini skeins are delicious.

I was almost tempted to buy some yarn for myself but I resisted the urge. Instead I bought myself six fat quarters from Log Cabin Yardage. I think all of these fabrics have possibilities!

I also visited a rug hooking booth where I was able to purchase some fat quarters of wool in drab earthy colours. Won't these be great for the ground of my tiny world pincushions?

The third purchase was six fat quarters for Mom. These fabrics are from South Africa and they are printed from old copper plates. Historically the fabric was heavily starch to protect it during shipping. The manufacturer continues this tradition so that they fabrics are stiff as a board. A gentle wash removes all of the starch leaving a soft quality cotton. I think these fabrics will be great for her African themed quilts!

Today I'll start sewing the Hexagon and Blue Star blocks into rows. Time permitting I'll work on stitching the rows together. I think this quilt will come together nicely and quickly. It is a miserable, rainy day today so this cheery quilt is the perfect project!

I want to thank Kath of Railway Cottage for providing me with a link to another really lovely blog. If it is rainy and dreary where you are and you need some pretty pictures to brighten your day and inspire click your way over to Super-Goof. Don't let the name fool you - it is a very nice blog and I guarantee that you will be charmed and delighted with what you see! Ingrid has a wonderful colour sense and she had given me loads of ideas for new quilts!

Until I post again, keep dry and happy sewing!


  1. It always makes my day when I see your new blog post in my in-box. I save it for last, so I can look forward to it, just a bit longer :-)

  2. Oh I know Supergoof has some great pic and I love her Irish wolfhound too! she lives in a very picturesque area, envy every time I visit