Monday, March 25, 2013

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, Hampton, VA Feb 2013

It's been so long since I've posted I thought my first post back in should be quilt related and, well, just plain fluff.

Mom and I attended again this year, together. We make a full day of it and have a great time just hanging out. Here, I made her pause in the cold and windy weather to take a photo for you.  She'll always stop for a photo!
Also, I was sucked in. Sucked in, I tell you, in purchasing the following fun items:
This bundle of fabric that I love but have no use for.  It was a 5 yard bundle for $30. There was another lady petting it but her friend talked her out of it, told her it wasn't very pretty. What's up with that? I think it's beautiful!
Fat quarters for the #sweatnsew challenge I was running on Instagram (now you know that between home life and work, my other free time has been on Instagram).
A nifty tool for making Lemoyne stars blocks. I'm convinced this is going to make my life easier with these stars that I love and will be reporting soon on this particular tool.
Small, pre-printed whole cloth fabrics. I want to use these and practice some tarpunto quilting by machine. This is a quilting bucket list item for me.
A paint kit so I can dye my own fabrics.  I've seen this for years but this year, I decided to take the plunge and get some tools. I think I'm really going to enjoy letting a little creative out of me with this but as with the star tool, I want to clean some things off my plate first before I add more to it.
Lastly, one of those things to clean off, mom bought these fabrics so I can make her a tote. Don't you think this will look great! She's got a love of batiks and the price of these was unbelievably good. Almost a steal!

As for the rest of the show, I think I'll let most photos speak for themselves.  The labels first, then the quilt.  Enjoy.

I really wanted to take this one home! :)



MB in MI said...

WOW! thanks for sharing!! :-)

Anna said...

Those quilts are impressive!! I wish I could have seen some of them in person. I have also been wanting to make the Ship Shape Tote!! I love the pattern!

Patricia Paquette said...

Isn't it amazing what we see - and don't see. I had three of those in my blog, remembered seeing a couple others you had posted and then there were those that I may have completely missed. Probably because my senses were totally saturated! :-)

Shay said...

I think the bundle is beautiful. That lady had rocks in her head. God on you for snaffling such a lovely bargain.

Looking forward to seeing your report on the Lemoyne Star blocks. I really need to get a few more templates myself.

The Ancient Mariner quilt is gorgeous. Imagine how long it took to get those points so perfect! And the texture on Antelope canyon is amazing. I could probably do that !

I wonder how long the complex Irish chain took? Eek... all those pieces just gave me a stress attack.

Candy Fletcher-Ammons said...

Very nice photos.thanks for sharing. Candy, Alpine, Ca

Kay Lynne said...

Thank you for sharing all the beautiful quilts you seen at the show. It looks like you had a wonderful time with your Mom.