You know, when you come home from a long trip away,
its so great to see everyone again.
They all want to hear how you enjoyed the trip,
where you went, what you bought,
and then they all hit you with the same question.
What was the best part???
And that always stumps me!!
Because its ALL the BEST PART!!!
Every little bit is just so wonderful.
But if l have to choose,
l would say that walking into Edyta Sitar's booth
at market was a little like being Alice,
and falling down the rabbit hole into a Quilt Wonderland.
l had over the years kept an eye on Laundry Basket Quilts,
and even bought the odd pattern.
But walking into Edyta's booth and seeing her quilts,
up close and personal at market reopened my eyes
to the beauty and magic of her quilts and her designs.
l was introduced to Edyta by a mutual friend Val,
and from the first minute l felt a connection.
When 2 minds think alike!!
Her kindness and friendship that she offered was incredibly touching.
And while we only shared snatched moments over the next few days,
they were magical.
l was drawn back to her booth like a moth to a flame.
We share a love of antique quilts, which is Edyta's
inspiration for many of her quilts and fabrics.
Beauty even in the simplicity!
This was probably my favorite quilt in the booth.
The pattern came home with me!!
Now, l know that to true reproduction lovers,
Batik can be an unspoken word among us.
But look at how Edyta manages to combine beautiful reproduction
fabrics with batiks. They simply make her quilts sparkle!!
Click on picture to enlarge and see the fabrics up close!
Who doesn't love a star quilt!!
And these umbrella's are just fun!!
This quilt is made with fabrics from her new range,
Dancing In The Rain, by Moda. Due out later this year.
This was another favorite.
And another pattern that came home with me.
Now, l don't do much applique, but Edyta has designed these acrylic
templates that l am hoping will encourage me to give applique a go!!
This is her latest book to be published.
There are many stunning quilts inside.
This is such a beautiful book to read. Stories of Edyta's journey in quilting,
and the reason's for many of the quilts she has made.
There are also many pictures of antique quilts in Edyta's collection in this book.
This book and the following one promise to be a lot of fun.
My Sorrento Sewing Group already swap blocks.
l am hoping this book will take us on a new journey
of swapping strips and scraps,
And this book will have us swapping half square triangles, because
I WANT to MAKE THIS QUILT!!!
Well, l am off to dream about making quilts
as beautifully as Edyta does!!
l hope l have inspired those reproduction
lovers amongst us to try combining some batiks in our quilts.
l know l will be!!!!
So tell me.
Do you think after seeing Edyta's quilts,
you might be inspired???
Thanks for visiting.