Hello my crafty friends! I wanted to share with you my International Quilt Festival haul! I went into the quilt festival with a couple of projects in mind, but also some items for my stash.
I noticed a cross stitch vendor for the very first time at the show. When I asked if this was their first year there, the answer was, “No, we’ve been here for the past 10 or so years.” Whoops! The stitchy bug definitely hit me last year and so this is the first time they were on my radar. They had so many stitched models, patterns, notions, and fabric! The vendor is The Silver Needle and they are from Tulsa, OK. I picked up one pattern from them, Wonderful Life by Heart in Hand. It’s so very cute and it comes with buttons to add to the stitched piece.
I also picked up one quilt pattern from Latifah Saafir’s booth. Mom bought the ruler that goes with the pattern, so we’ll definitely be sharing and maybe starting it together!
I noticed a lot of wool applique while at the show and fell in love with it! Wool is kind of pricey though. I decided to find the smallest kit to see how I like it. If I do enjoy it, which I probably will, I can slowly build my wool stash. The pattern is from Primitive Gatherings and this picture doesn’t give the piece justice. The model was beautiful in person and the colors are more vibrant. The kit comes with all the wool scraps and the backing homespun fabric for the pincushion.
Below are some more random goodies that I scooped up: trim, thread from Superior Threads, and a needle threader from Bohin.
There was a company from Brazil with a variety of sweet wooden buttons. I picked up a variety that I will turn into needle minders. I plan on sharing with a couple of friends ❤
Now for the fabric! I have a wall hanging pattern called Bah Humbug, which reminds me of my grumpy kitty Petey. I purchased the pattern at my local quilt show back in August and was in search for the Christmas fat quarters at the festival. Here’s the array of fat quarters I found:
These fabrics will make up my Grey kitty with his white feet and green eyes:
He will wear a blue and silver striped Christmas sweater:
and these will be the ornaments that hang over him:
The rest of these fabrics will go to my stash. I have a few ideas where I will use them, but for now they will sit pretty on my shelf. First of all, I could not live without the fabric of kitties hanging to dry! Cute cute cute! The bark cloth is also very beautiful and I think I will make project bags out of them.
Hope you enjoyed seeing my quilt show haul and I hope to get creating soon!