Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Treasures and more quilt show quilts

We had some fabulous vendors at the Yorkshire Rose Quilters' Guild quilt show on the weekend and I was able to pick up some lovely fabrics to add to the stash. So what did I get? Grab a cuppa and sit back for a fabric show and then some more pictures from the quilt show!

I bought this range of lovely prints from Flare Fabrics.

I would like to make another quilt like my "Owl at Night" and I thought they would make a terrific background!

Owl at Night by Karen H 2012

I bought a bunch of fat quarters from Nicole at Log Cabin Yardage. Some of these will be backgrounds, some will be fussy cut and some of them are just nice so I bought them!

These fat quarters came from Quilt Junction. I've got a project in mind and will use these fabrics but it will be for later!

Not really exciting but absolutely necessary threads from Superior. I love dealing with Anita at Cotton Mill Threadworks.

These yummy fabrics came from Border Creek Station. Sherry designs and sells patterns that are perfect for those of you who love Civil War style quilts. I'll be using these fabrics to make the blocks for Missie Carpenter's pattern that I am testing!

Picton Fabric World tempted me with these lovelies! They will go in an upcoming quilt!

Fridays Off is a great shop that carries modern fabrics. I managed to pick up a couple of fat quarters that aren't quite in my colour palette or aesthetic but I'll fin a quilt for them!

Hyggeligt Fabric carries an interesting range of fabrics including Oakshots, Liberty, Shweshwe and Kaffe. She had a great sale on solids (who doesn't need solids?) so I picked up a few for my stash!

Sew Little Time had some great fabrics on sale so you know what happened! I bought even MORE fabric. Many of these are perfect for fussy cuts!

Sylvia is a member of my Guild and she has opened her own online quilt shop, Country Clothesline. She has lovely fresh modern fabrics that have a vintage feel! She also sells original, hand-made, pretty throw quilts and pillowcases! She was at the quilt show and I drooled over her fabrics. I'm sure you will too!

My Guild has a Members' Boutique where we can sell our wares. Look at what I got! On the left is a fabulous pincushion and on the right is a zakka style sewing kit!

I carry a piece of paper with various sizes of hexagons cut out so I can test fabric for fussy cutting when I'm at a show or a quilt shop! Oh the possibilities in this fabric!

Right - time to refill your cup and sit back and enjoy a few more quilts from the show! As I slowly go through and post the pictures I am amazed at the talent within my Guild. Visitors to our show are asked to pick their favourite quilt and I heard so many say that they couldn't choose because there were so many outstanding quilts! I agree with them wholeheartedly!

"Glorious Flowers"

"It's About Time"

"Diamonds Are Forever"

"A Garden For Grandma"

"Elegant Baskets"


"Cream of the Crop"

"Happy Times on Easy Street"

"Everlasting Gratitude"

"Log Cabin"

I hope you enjoyed these quilts and that you are inspired to create; I am! I've got more to share in the coming days as well as my tutorial on framing an art quilt but for now I've got to get back to pattern testing so until I post again, happy sewing!
Karen H


  1. Karen, thanks for posting the quilts on your blog. It is wonderful to see them through the cameras' eye. Such a great event and now time to get ready for the next one in three year's time.

  2. What a lot of eye candy. You did well with your fabric purchases at the show. Many pretties. Thank you for sharing the quilts with us.

  3. Oh what PRETTY fabrics and quilts! I am drooling over your fabric finds. Your heart must be singing. :D

  4. Someone certainly had fun shopping!:) Thanks for sharing...

  5. Some wonderful purchases there, lovely to see the mix of colours and designs. And what a singularly clever idea to take a cut out template with you, to use to judge the fussy cut possibilities!
    Come our November show I wont now need to stand, head tilted sideways and squinting at fabrics, trying to discern their fussy cut capeabilities - such a simple idea and it would never have occured to me in a gadszillion years to use a template like that!
    There are so many talented people and Im in awe at the commitment of you all who do such intricate patterns and FINISH them too! Im pretty good at starting things and determined to get better at finishing things too lol
    I love that your group is the 'Yorkshire' group and here I am in East Yorkshire : )
    Was it first started by someone from the UK Yorkshire or do you have a town over there named after the UK area?

  6. Wow--it looks like you have some awesome additions to your stash--fun! Sometimes I'm not sure what part of a quilt show I enjoy more--the shopping opportunities or the beautiful quilts--lol!

  7. I would have such fun, shopping in your stash. I love all the fabrics you bought and would have been happy coming home with any, or all, of them. I'm looking forward to seeing how you design another owl quilt. Thanks for more photos of the quilts. It's almost as good as being there.

  8. Karen you really shared your wealth with all the vendors at the quilt show! What a grand show but knew it would be have never been disappointed with Yorkshire Rose work! I loved your mom there! it was very exciting seeing all the members and yourself. I wish you all can have a show everywhere!

  9. What a great round up of all of your fabric finds. I look forward to seeing what you do with the fabrics you bought from my shop. It's nice to see I pushed you outside your comfort zone. I love the link love :) Thank you! Alanna from fridaysoff.ca