Well, I made it to the Festival of Quilts and yes, it was awesome and no, one day wasn't enough. But this year I prioritised seeing the exhibition quilts (I did take photos, but not sure of the copyright issues of putting them on the interwebs) over and above checking out all the stalls, so came home with a relatively modest amount of stuff:
Mostly some delicious Kona solids from the Simply Solids stall, plus a spotty Kaffe layer cake, and a charm pack...and yes, I succumbed to the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt book! I have been studying the blocks and a lot can be liberated by using corner cover triangles for HST and flying geese type units; or cut wonkily by stacking fabrics; and some could be made conventionally but oversized and then wonkified by recutting on the slant. It's going to be a fun project for sure :-)
And I made a start on it today. Here are my first two blocks. First up, Autumn Tints:
As you can maybe tell, I messed up with the placement of my four patches, but ho-hum, this is a liberated version and I like the way they look, so I won't be getting out the seam ripper!!
Second up is Big Dipper:
Love how it turned out :-)
I can't quite believe that I have managed to keep up with the ICAD challenge, although I admit some days it hasn't been easy:
and then the boys show me up with their creativity (first by Gman, second by Waif):
We will definitely keep going until the end of August. But after that, I think we will all be desperate to create something BIG!