A day off!... drooling over quilts at Birmingham!

Where to start?
i cannot even begin to tell you the joy in this day. A day off from all my stresses and a day ON quilt viewing and fabric shopping. This Fish was in heaven...
The above quilt is by my pal Lucie Summers - the work in it just hurts my eyes! She is such a huge talent... so i was chuffed to bits that this gorgeous Porthole quilt was on display...
And truly *proud by proxy* that this stunning quilt WON! Whooop - and so deserved. It was hard to get close to it as there were crowds of adoring ladies around it. And Kaffe Fasset too! but i couldn't hear what he said. Still, nice to see the man himself.
There were many quilts working on the theme of 'upcycle' and using clothing remnants and labels. This was just heart stopping however. An entire quilt made of name tapes / sew-in name labels and it looked so amazing. It should have won something as everyone stopped to talk about it.
Again, labels... so fun and interesting to look at it.
You know these few quilts are just the tiny tip of a huge array of quilts, right? i had to stop to snapping and just 'enjoy' after a while....
I just loved this hexagony quilt - It worked so well. It was traditional but contemporary... the colours worked beautifully....
I am no critic, i should just let the quilts doing the talking.
Ughhh... pretty pretty quilts.... everywhere!!!

More honeycombs and muted shades...
My friend with her camera - she was the perfect companion for the day. Equally obsessed with fabrics and quilts and sewing AND very much in need of a day to herself, like me :)
*sooo want to own this quilt*
....... i mean......... wow! just wow!
Our favourite stand in the shopping area. And it turns out she lives up the road from me! She was great: "Washed and Worn"? i cannot remember. The lady has no website so i cannot link her but her stall was inspiring and she was selling JellyRolls cut from loads of mens old shirts. Just cool!
It may surprise you to know i did not spend a fortune. I bought a few choice bits, an apron, an old spool, a few fabric offcuts... but you know what? my friend was lovely and the day out was just like a home-cooked meal and a few chilled glasses of good wine... it left me with the feeling:
Replete. Happy. Relaxed. Inspired.

The FATTIES are here.... *new felt balls*

I know, i know.... i AM up to my eyeballs still in paint and packing boxes and i cannot find anything and i am stressed and i have run out of savings to buy furniture -  -  - my friends, it's allllll good.
The very most totally grrrrrr thing about moving house though, is i have no time (or place) right now, to play with my new supplies. I have so many fabulous ideas for my *new* fat friends. I am itching to play with them. 2cm across and such amazing colourways.
New stock - packs available in the http:// BigFish.etsy.com shop and in the new UK shop LovePaperFish.com as soon as it is open (mid Sept at the latest ready for Xmas)

WINTER  x40 balls
SPRING  x30 balls
SUMMER  x40 balls
and these POMPOM BALLS - just soooo cute.
I literally have a basket full of them that i keep running my fingers through - i want to M A K E stuff!
Want to Play?


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