For a while, I have wanted a Clover mini iron to use when making my Ryland Manor BOM. I completed the first block early last year and now have a box full of the kits for the remaining months .... no excuse now. Easter holidays will be a good time to get going on this project again.
Something else I was after was Rosalie Quinlan's Little Patchwork Village pattern. I also found a new to me Christmas design from Leanne Beasley.
Wool from The Quiled Crow ... maybe for an Easter project. The Quilted Crow girls have recently given their blog an overhaul ... lots of great pictures ... definitely worth a look.
This pattern was from Ballarat Patchwork ... the sample on display was gorgeous. Loved their stall.
Fat quarters of Blackbird Designs sampler fabrics. These were only $3.00 each. (Cheap for Australia!)
This lovely kit came from Quilter's Barn. There were two versions on display ... this one and a 'toiley' sort of one.
It was very hard to choose but I loved the fabrics in this brighter version. The white with the pink roses is the backing fabric.
A couple more patterns from Anni Downs and Natalie Bird.
I have been an admirer of Marg Low's patterns for a long time. I was especially looking for the Easter Treats pattern having seen them on her blog. As you can see, I decided to give a few others a home too!
I have never been very happy with my hand quilting skills so when I saw the Thimblelady, Liuxin Newman, had a show special consisting of book, DVD, thimble and needles it seemed too good an opportunity to pass up.
This is another pattern I 'had to have' from Threadbear in Castlemaine. I am such a sucker for old style quilts with reproduction fabrics.
Click on the picture below for a closer look at the centre block. The sheep are adorable.
And finally, from the convention, a selection of fat quarters. I suppose I wasn't that bad. As Harmony Junkie said, that's why we went and it's only once a year.
Got a couple more quilty things while we were away. Purchased this book at Dymocks in Collins St ...
and this one at a bookshop at DFO for $19.00. Made good plane reading.
In case, you missed it there is a giveaway on my last post. To enter, just suggest a name for the sock monkey, on that post by midnight Saturday 21st March.