Saturday, July 31, 2010

Maine Quilts 2010 Stash Report

I had so much fun at the quilt show! I went to the Champagne Preview Thursday night with 2 friends. We saw some of the quilts and most of the vendors. We spread our money around. I love this chickadee wall hanging. My gmail account is chickadee24 and I use that as my name for several other accounts-The Quilt Show and Ravelry. This pattern is for fusible applique. I think the chickadee is first cut out in a black oval with the white and gray fused on top.

Another chickadee is featured in the green panel. One block has a feather and eggs. Nice little sayings on each picture. The fish and mermaid panel is the green and yellow colorway; it is also available in blues, but I really liked this one better. There is also an octopus which is orange and lovely. I bought a piece of green fabric to go with that.

The little lady in brown on the far right is from an old lithograph printed on fabric. It was hard to choose from the vendor's selection, let me tell you. There was also a green one of a little girl and a bear. I'm regretting not buying that one, too. Just out of the photo is a border print, cut in a long strip and packaged in cellophane. This vendor had many blocks of fabrics cut and wrapped like that. He had stacks of fabrics cut in 3 inch blocks and smaller, all wrapped in cellophane. No frayed edges, very neat. They looked like Post-It notes.

A couple of bundles of fat quarters. I'm thinking of making them into napkins. Also a cat hanger. Wait, does that sound funny?

I took an all day class with Sue Nickels today. We had a 2 hour lunch so I got to see more of the show today. More about that later, I'm pooped!


Denise said...

Sounds like you had a great time, maybe next year for me.

SueR said...

Looks like you'll have fun with your new fabrics. I'm interested to hear more about Sue Nickels' class, if you're able to share. I've followed her work and her sister Pat Holly's work for years.