Tuesday, 12 August 2014

FOQ 2014

Indian birds by Gillian Travis

Kyra by Gillian Travis
I have recently returned from three days at the Festival of Quilts in the NEC Birmingham. As always I had a ball. I met up with friends that I have made during the years I have been attending FOQ (hello Linda, Laura and Adriane Kemshall) as well as making some new ones (hello David and Haley, Husqvarna). I have to confess that I took very little photos as my camera has a mark on the lense which is quite off putting and for that reason I am not going to post the photos I did take. As always I came home overloaded with ideas and an impenitence to get straight into the sewing room. Yesterday, once I had loaded the washing machine and put away the goodies I had treated myself to at the show, I jumped straight on to my beloved Bernie and made the three Indian Birds. This was a kit I purchased from Gillian Travis. You may remember that I purchased a kit from her stand last year and from it I fell in love with her work.  This year I bought two and once I had mastered the birds I moved on to Kyra. In the kit you where provided with the background, a wooden stamp, the bondaweb and the instructions. I did not mind as it then gave me the perfect excuse to visit the Silk Route stand where I purchased several pieces of silk fabric to make Kyras beautiful sari. I had a fab Monday sewing to my hearts content whilst loading and unloading the washing machine and tumble dryer of course. After dinner I sat and sewed the binding on to my Kyra wall hanging whilst catching up with a bit of TV.  Today my plan is to crack on with the Harrogate quilt as time is of the essence for it to be finished but you know what happens to best laid plans?!X:)


Lin said...

Your birds and your Kyra are both lovely Susan. Glad you had such a great time. xx

Susan said...

Thanks Lin. X:)