As well as the opportunity to see, close-up, some wonderful quilts, a quilt show is, of course, a marvellous chance to do some shopping. Here are the things I bought at the Great Northern Quilt Show at Harrogate on Sunday, they are, obviously, all essential and not one of them is fattening or unhealthy! Firstly, two lovely jelly rolls, one in soft greens and the other in Christmas prints. Using jelly rolls (forty strips of 2.5" x 44" co-ordinated fabrics) is a great way to make a quick quilt top - ideal at Christmas time, and the green one was just too lovely to leave behind!
Then I needed some notions and found a trader with good prices, you could tell because the stand was surrounded with quilters like bees round a honeypot! I bought a frame as my current sampler quilt project is going to be "quilt-as-you-go" and I think this will be ideal. I treated myself to some gold-eyed needles that I hope will run more smoothly than my current ones and I bought a twin needle which I'm quite excited about using following the machine quilting workshop I did with Ruth Jarman.
Books!! Who can resist the book stands at a quilt show, not me! This is the selection that tempted me. And no, I didn't forget to get fabric. These are for a purple and orange project, possibly Winding Ways but I'm not sure yet, although I can see from the photograph that I'll need more light fabrics whatever I do. All, in all a good haul!