Wonderful International Quilt Festival!
Yep, just plain wonderful!
The wonderful friends:
pretty much explains it - I have wonderful friends!
Shared Thursday and Friday with some of them,
and it could not have been better.
The IQF was in Ohio this past weekend, and
I attended with some of the above said friends.
Put those two together, and THAT equals
the third part of the equation:
Here are a few shots of some of the "stuff"
that I needed.
We met Judie Rothermel and found this GREAT book of hers. I loved the pack of fabrics, so I picked those up. Then I fell in love with a quilt she had in her booth. Ohio Star Medallion. Using her Templates, I can make all of the little Ohio stars with center-on-point fussy-cut blocks - with these conversation prints as centers:
and a half yard came home with me.
AND, I heard my name being called
by these three patterns:
wool on cottons...Then, another great civil war inspired quilt:
And, finally, a cute little bound booklet, by Liberty Homestead:
This little booklet is only about 4 x 5 inches
which seems to me that it's
just calling out to be lost in the madness of the studio :)
but the pattern is oh, so great, I couldn't resist! (we'll see how long before I can't find it:).
And I love how they, Liberty Homestead, write their instructions- if you have used one of their patterns, you'll understand. But that is how my brain works, so it's good with me.
I did get myself another little blue thimble.
And, it was buy one/get one on the Havel's scissors,
so two more pairs of scissors made the ride home with me.
Another thimble and more scissors- I may have issues:)!
Home, and a belated family Easter dinner,
so just a little indulgence there, too:
I made escalloped potatoes for fifty.
All in all, a wonderful weekend, wouldn't you say?
Just a little wonderful indulgence!
(I'll share a couple of quilt pics from the festival tomorrow, promise.)