November 10, 2010

Calico Christmas

Loved the upholtery!
Sunday was a blissful day with friends.  We headed to the show in Albany and went straight up to the cafe to get some coffee.  Funny enough, we encountered our first temptation at a table of quilts made by the ladies of the Auckland Quilt Guild.  After pouring over the beautiful quilts, all three of us bought one.  I had to fight for mine as an American tourist had it first but I knew that the moment she put it down, I was going to buy it. But she wouldn't put it down! It might have had something to do with my hovering? So she then decided to put it on hold for 15 minutes while she looked at the other quilts. So my friends needed to be dragged from the cafe on level 3 to go down to the real show! I checked back an hour or so later and the quilt was still on hold!  So I bought it.

Since Suzanne had never been to this quilt show, I knew she would be in for a treat. It was amazing walking around all the beautiful quilts and the vendors were oozing goodies and books and fabric.  It was candy in a candy store.  OK, lollies in a lollie shoppe (I do live down under). Here are some of my purchases.  
For a French Blue Quilt
I will have to post a photo of the quilt once I get it off my son.  I bought it for Nick who was very pleased especially with the back which had Coca-Cola bottles all over it. 

I discovered the perfect quilt for my next project. It's French Blues and white with some chocolate. This pattern was available as a kit which I might be tempted to buy from Patchwork Passion in Onehunga.   Here's a picture of the quilt that I plan to make with some of my own touches.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like it was a fantastic show.