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Saturday, 28 August 2010

Last-Sunday-in-August Report :



Yes,it`s my Jelly Roll Sampler. You might remember I told you I did join the Jelly Roll Quilt Along. Konda at http://moose on the porch quilts arranges this quilt-along. The date for the finished top is tomorrow August 30. I like the way mine has turned out. Glad it`s done,now ready to go to the long arm quilter! Some great JR -tops on Flickr if you care to check :0)





Over to bits and pieces from FESTIVAL of QUILTS. There were hundreds of lovely quilts in this exhibition,big variety in style. Here are just 2 of them.






And as usual my pictures jumps as they want to. But I hope you enjoy looking anyway :o) Love the picture from Hilton Hotel down there with Tove and Marit waiving to me.And Berit and I had a good glass of wine with out lasagna,that was just after Astri,Gudrun,Berit and Unni had been shopping in Birmingham. And the other Grethe and Lillian were away celebrating their 9th visit to the Festival :-)





Well,I could not resist showing SOME of my latest this and that from my trip to the Festival of Quilts. 8 of my Q-friends had already made their reservation when I decided to go. Lots of shopping, lots of laughs and lots of pleasure was the ingredients of this trip. I signed up for a new BOM,it is called Tiny Town(may be I don`t have enough to do) through www.antiqueangel.co.uk, AND almost best of all I managed to buy some FQ of Decadent Victorian by April Cornell, I have tried for ages to buy the JR for a long time.



This Festival of Quilts in Birmingham,UK is very big as I said. With many,many lovely quilts to show and many shops to visit. To check that properly up go into twistedthread.com .Just a teeny,weeny bit from me.
And the EQA (European Quilter Association) gave each country a colour many months ago. In that colour a block/square should be made.Each of the countries had their competition among each member,voted for the 9 best ones who then had their block sent to the Festival of Quilts.Here you see the contribution of Finland+Denmark+Norway (sorry Sweden,not all my pics came through).







Crowds were every where. Part of the fun really!!


The Australian designer, Lynette Anderson,in front of her beautiful stall. WOW,ever so many lovely bits and pieces she brought with her.


Yes,Chen Lu was there,Lovely books with great bag patterns.


Yes,Amy Butler was there.Just gone for lunch,but we caught her next day.
I am a fan!!


Yes,Kaffe Fassett was there,Showing here a new lovely pattern as he was stitching and signing his books,surrounded by all his beautiful fabrics. I am a fan!!

12 comments:

Terry said...

Your jelly roll quilt top looks wonderful! Well done! And look at you with all those famouse quilt people! How exciting to actually get to meet them in person! :0)

Oddbjørg said...

Ser ut til at du har hatt en flott tur til Birmingham! Du blir nok ikke arbeidsledig de første ukene :-)Gleder meg til å se ferdige produkt.
Jelly Roll-teppet ble veldig fint.

May Britt said...

What a wonderful quilt trip you have had. I hope one day I can make that trip too :)

Chookyblue...... said...

Grethe I love your jelly roll quilt.........
Festival of the quilts looks wonderful..............sounds like you went with a lovely group of friends.........

Gudveig HN said...

Flott teppe du har sydd - igjen!
Koselig å få sett litt fra B'ham utstillingen - takk for titten!

Lillian said...

Kjempefint teppe og så mange fine bilder fra Festival of Quilts. Alltid moro å se hva andre har shoppet :)

Sølvi's blog said...

JR-quilten din blri flott. Takk for at du delere opplevelsene fra Birmingham med oss.

Jytte R said...

Det ser ud til at have været en dejlig tur til Birmingham og du har købt så mange spændende ting. Glæder mig til at se, hvad du finder på at lave af det. Til næste år ønsker jeg mig en tur til Birmingham.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Great sampler quilt...what a fun trip, so jealous...lovely pile of souveniers you bought home with you...I just ordered Lynette Anderson's book...now I just have to wait for parcel guy to bring it to my door...I like the mini quilts from the Scandanavian countries...Hugs

Simone de Klerk said...

Your JRS quilt turned out so pretty. So much balance in it. Wonderful job, Grethe and thank you for sharing the other pictures with some great designers!

Barbara said...

I found your blog via chookyblue and just wanted to say a little hello to Norway (where I've been about 40 years ago, visiting friends who lived in Oslo). I like your jelly roll sampler, you did a wonderful quilt. My compliments!
Hilsen,
Barbara

Sølvi's blog said...

Hei - har du fått quilta JR-n din enda? Jeg venter i spenning, min er også klar nå,men jeg skulel hatt noen tips til quiltinga