I spent the whole weekend in Sydney with Mr Quiltsalott and the weather could not have been better. Darling Harbour was very messy looking with World cup soccer fever happening with giant screens, lots of crowds and construction going on. There wasn't a cloud in the sky and it was warm weather for winter.
I got to meet some lovely new people and fellow bloggers. Back row from left, Gail, myself and Linda from Quilts In The Barn
Front row from left, Robyn from Quilt Tragic, Jen and Sharon.
Here's most of the loot I bought back, I didn't buy a lot of fabric but thought these might be good for the Morrell quilt I'm doing.
There were quite a few merchants selling Japanese fabrics and supplies. I did buy a small pack of of antique silk kimono strips.
I have some small projects I want to make for these bits and pieces too. I was pleased to find some silk threads for embroidery.
Below are some Reece Scannell shot cottons along with some sashiko threads and somewhere I lost my yellow so I can't proceed with mt plan for those just yet. The cottons are a beautiful quality and look like silk. I went for some muted colours to contrast with the brighter threads.
DH bought me something nice but it will be better to show that when I start making it and maybe, just maybe I may have signed up for another BOM. I tried to resist but I kept going back to look at the quilt, Dh did some eyeball aerobics over that extravagance, lol.
I have to add these photos which we had a good laugh over. We thought that after paying for the limos, they could only afford to go to McDonalds for dinner.
As for the quilts, there were about 100 less on show this year, not as many traditional styles but still some nice ones. I don't have permission to post any photos unfortunately. I did get the itch to stitch by the time I came home so maybe this week I can do just that.