I thought I had missed the boat, (well, coach!), this year for going to the Festival of Quilts at the NEC last weekend, and I was bemoaning this fact to Mr Potterjotter when he offered to drive me there, stay overnight and make a weekend of it. What a Star!
I'd never been before, so I have nothing to compare it with, but I have to say I just loved it. I didn't know where to look first and took loads of photos. Then I decided to stop as I was taking pictures of just about everything!
Here are a few - enjoy!
Lots of inspiration for my ceramics here!
Obviously I am naturally drawn to the traditional block quilts in bold colours - knew I would be!
Above is part of a 'Dear Jane' quilt - one of my favourites! There's block number five in the centre top row - called 'Cathy's Campfire' !
Loved this one for all the applique motifs and the simple but stunning border. Here's a close-up of the hearts block on the left there ...
Hmmm! Not many pastel shades in this selection! I am so predictable! However, I did also love some of the non-traditional quilts, like these below .....
How gorgeous is this cottagey street scene?
This was part of a larger quilt, all really effective with the leaves and the bird and its shadow and the background quilting.
It was just a feast for the eyes and enough to inspire anyone, even a potter-who-is-no-good-at-sewing-and-has-never-made a-quilt-before-and-hasn't-the-foggiest-how-to-go-about-it, to have a go! So look what I came home with! My own little fabric stash! How exciting!
I mean .... it's just stitching a few scraps together afterall - how hard can it be? Famous last words!
Maybe I'll get started this long Bank Holiday weekend whilst it rains outside (surprise, surprise). What are you up to over the next few days?