Saturday 6th Nov, my dear friend Cheryl and I headed off to Chilford for the Autumn Quilt Festival.
I went last year on the Friday and have to say I hated it, it was so crowded, that I struggled to walk through with Luke’s buggy and the comments etc made for taking Luke were just awful! Anyway enough about that!
This year I decided to go on Saturday and leave Luke at home with Daddy.
Cheryl and I set off at about 830am, and were at Chilford by 10am. The drive was easy and uneventful. When we got there, the first thing I noticed was that the car park had moved, and this time rather than parking in the large field car park, I could actually park in the normal visitors one. The queue was really short and we must of waited about 10mins only, which was a welcome relief.
When we got inside it really was a welcoming shock! There were no queues and we could move and better still we could actually get to the counters and browse!
Normally when I attend a show, I am really careful about what I buy, if I will use it, do I really need it, etc, etc! This time, I decided, if I like it, I will buy it, end of!
So what did I get :-
I was and still am thrilled with my purchases, and here they are close up!
Here are the other fabrics :
I have the Jolly Jungle range as I am hoping to make Luke a quilt at some stage, but I had never seen this print, so I got a fat quarter of it, to make a brag book actually of Luke, again at some point!
One of the things I wanted was some car fabric for Luke, as I saw one a blog I read, a lady had made this carry all, actually this link may help explain it :- http://uklassinus.blogspot.com/2008/08/fabric-dollhouse-tutorial.html
I thought this would be great for Luke but made to accommodate cars etc, what do you think?
I saw this book in an Australian Homespun magazine and fell in love with it, and so searched it, as I really wanted to look inside, so to see it at the show, you could not prize it out my hand, I loved it, and hence why it is now mine!
As you can see overall I did have a good time and do hope to be able to make it to the Spring Festival in March ’11 but I am not sure as it falls on the same weekend as Hubby’s birthday!
Hope you have enjoyed seeing my purchases!