Saturday, June 20, 2009

Quilt Show and Shopping

It was very interesting to see these antique quilts and to read their stories at the Quilt show.
Here are some of my purchases. As I went to the felting class, I had to buy some coloured wool to practise with. The other bits are from my kit from the class. My project isn't finished as last week ended up being much busier than usual with teaching school on Thursday and Friday.
I also bought some copies of the Down Under Quilts magazine and a foot that makes sewing curves easier! I haven't really ever sewn curves but the demonstration made it look so easy. It is called a Curvemaster but it also sews 1/4" seams easily too. Had a little try with it this morning and seems good. The wooden roller is for pressing the seams instead of ironing. The other thing is a Sewslip mat which helps you move your fabric easily when free motion quilting.
I visited my favourite shop, Hatched and patched, and bought the little Christmas bag and mats, some felt and a kit for the lovely bag from "The world as it should be" book by Anni Downes. I also bought another pattern for some decorations! I really like making Christmas things.
I did buy a few little pieces of fabric, of course!

1 comment:

Bev C said...

Hello Sylvia, I would like to know how you got on with the curvemaster. Was it expensive and do you think you will use it lots. I have heard about them but don't know anyone who has one. Happy days.