08 May 2015

This and That

Teaching has begun again this week.  It is a small intimate class this time so the girls are getting lots of attention to detail and they should finish their quilts in record time.

I sent my next quilt off to Handmade on Friday and they have advised that it has arrived which is always a relief.  This quilt is going to be all mine so I will happy when it returns.  The magazine has also advised that my first quilt is on its way home and they have finished with it and it set to be in the Issue on sale from 30/7 so still a way away.  Can't wait to see how it looks in print.

Yesterday I headed to the Stitches and Craft Fair, I stocked up on supplies from the Scissor Man (mainly rotary cutting blades), a Drunken Path set of templates in multiple sizes and of course a pair of scissors, these are of the tweezer variety, I thought they may be useful for snipping threads while machine quilting.

I then found a stall stocking Liberty Fabric, "the Strawberry Thief".  My only complaint is the proprietor wouldn't leave me alone and kept suggesting fabric.   One thing I can't stand, I quite honestly prefer to be left alone when looking at fabric.   I quite often can't articulate what it is I want, I plan in my head as I look at fabric and I need to be able to think.  If I want input I'll ask for it.  I know a lot of people want help in making selections but I am not one of them.  Basically I will know what I want when I see it.  I think she got the message once I rejected everyone of her suggestions.   I was really happy with my selection in the end but it took me a lot longer to decide with all the interruptions.

They have a Liberty Club which I may consider joining, just have to decide what size pieces I want.  I bought Fat Quarters this time but I don't think I can afford that every month but that is a decision for another day.

Have a good weekend.


Pip said...

I'm in the "I'll know what I want when I see it" group as well, I just prefer to browse as well. I stopped by the same stall at AQC in Melbourne, it was very crowded, lovely fabrics of course.

Kate said...

Congrats on getting you second quilt submitted.

Your fabric choices are gorgeous. Hopefully you can show us what comes of them.

Like you I prefer to do my fabric selecting on my own. I often start out going one way and by the time I'm done, It's almost the opposite.

Linda said...

Lovely fabrics!