I've posted about my visit to the Festival of Quilts at Online Quilting, both about the wonderful quilts I saw exhibited there and about the various purchases I made (well, it's rude not to isn't it?) and here I want to share the Japanese goodies I brought home from Birmingham.
My first stop was at Susan Briscoe's stand where I bought some lovely vintage kimono fabric pieces which I am going to use for some fabric postcards, all gorgeous autumnal leaves on a sashiko background (hopefully).
Step By Step Patchwork Centre.
I enjoyed seeing this Japanese-inspired jacket in the exhibition, I hope you can see the detail in the photograph. The garments, "Gifts 'Round the World'" by Elizabeth Shapland included curved piecing, applique, beading, hand-quilting with speciality threads and Japanese-style knotted insert strips.
The Eternal Maker and is, of course, on my must visit list now.