Friday, June 25, 2010

Goodies from the show and Stashbuster sewing.

l spent the day with my Stashbuster sewing pals. We had a lovely day sewing, and planning our upcoming 4 day retreat to Hobart in Tasmania, to take a class with the Quilted Crow Girls. We're all pretty excited about going. Leonie and Dierdre are putting together a workshop and kit for us.

As my machine is still in the shop l took some hand work. l need a sample to send with a quilt to a magazine for publishing. Perfect timing. Almost done!! Just not much stash busted.A new jar of Lime marmalade came home today too. This time it has Cointreau in it. It's delicious on toast or fresh crusty bread.

Here are some of the goodies that came home with me from the show. These threads and hand made kimono's came from the show Janet kindly helped me find. l love the card that the treads are wrapped on, they look so vintage. The kimono's might get framed.
This book was also a good find. It has a lot of more modern quilts, but also a lovely selection of antique American quilts. It's written in both Japanese and English. Sorry ti's sideways, not sure what happened there.

These are the fabrics that found their way into my bag. Only the fat 1/4's were bought at the show. On Saturday on our way home from the city, we had a stop at Quiltsmith. They decided not to have a stall at the show,but held a 20% off sale in their shop. The paisley is needed to finish a quilt l am making for my Nephew who was married back in January.( glad to have that off the list) The large floral l fell in love with and HAD to have and the plain linen/cotton will be used with some Reese Scannell plains that l have been collecting.
This linen by the metre, which will have a monogrammed piece stitched on, can be used either for tea towels or a table runner.
Well that's all for today. l will be back soon with some photos of the project Jill was working on today. Its stunning, and gave us the idea for our next group swap. Stay tuned!!
Thanks for visiting.

P.S. Sandra over at Cumberland Island Quilt Chick is having a giveaway. Pop over and say hello!!


  1. well tell me more about that book
    I don't have that one!!!! where can I buy it ?????
    lovely purchases, oh that red paisley is beautiful

  2. What great finds. What will you do with the kimonos? And will you share the lime/cointreau recipe??? Pretty please?

  3. I would love this recipe!!! Especially now that I know you can put Cointreau in it! :) Let's see, a little Kahlua in my coffe w/ some lovely jam... yes, a good quilting day indeed! :)

    Thank you for spreading the word about my contest. These fabrics are so wonderful! I adore the little kimonos, just precious! You really do have great shops near you! and great shows as well! So nice of you to share it all with us.

  4. You did well at the show with your loot. The kimonos are so cute, they'd look great framed. I did look at that book but decided I couldn't have it all.

  5. I love all your purchases from Sydney and you have to tell me the name of that red paisley from Quiltsmith - it's stunning!


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