Sunday, March 12, 2017

Quiltcon 2017 Day 2

 On Day 2 of Quiltcon, instead of my sister finding a spot to knit, She enjoyed the Quiltcon with me! We started on the opposite side of the building then I did on day one.  We looked at some awesome quilts and entered a raffle.

     We then saw the activities at the Cotton and Steel booth.  I made a quick lanyard and she made a headband.  Some of my favorite parts of Quiltcon are the activities!!   And I got a few pieces of  selvedge!! I love how thick the Cotton and Steel fabric was.  I am not sure if I own any of their fabric right now, but they definitely have a new customer!!  The machines they had at the booth were Berninas. I don't think I have ever sewed on one, but was instantly comfortable sewing (I don't want to fall in love with anymore machines)!

     While there I fell in love with the Oliso Pro Iron.  One of the ladies helping at the Cotton and Steel booth took me down to Augusta Sewing Center booth where they were being sold.  Since one of my 2 buying goals was a new iron, I marked one off!

 I also bought some Cotton and Steel fat quarters while I was there.

     Caught back up with Amanda, we then visited the ink and arrow booth where we got a cute free bag and a pattern. I fell in love with a purse they had there and knew I would hunt it down before I left.

     We then made our way into the booths, where I stopped at Villa Rosa designs and got some more fabric from her $1 every 6 inches bin.  This a photo of what I picked up there in two days of bin shopping. This is really an awesome selection of quality quilt store scraps.  I fell in love with the owner Jessica.  She is actually from the same area that my family is from in California!

After walking past several times and watching two demos on this ruler, I decided to buy the quick curve ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful.

We did a lot of T-shirt shopping.  The first day I saw so many I liked and sent this text to Frankie.  I think Amanda and I will both get a bunch of smiles from our quilt sayings!

Amanda and I found this cool purse pattern by Aunties Two.  The guy at the booth had a quick demo.  We both loved it and I knew I could make one.  Never made a purse before, but there is always time for a first!  And maybe two!!!

Amanda looked at the bits of yarn they had and this awesome yarn bowl and then left and went for her peaceful Savannah time!

After watching another demo, on this awesome table runner, I had to buy the creative grids, easy curve ruler!

After buying the big ruler the day before I recieved the free little ruler as a gift.  And they included a guide of all the rulers that Creative Grids carry.

I fell in love on day one with these kits at the Craft South booth.  The kit includes a skirt pattern, elastic, ruler and enough fabric to make one.  I bought 2.  One for me and another for a friend who teaches at my Alma mater whose theme is the foxes!

I then sat down and ate my apple with some of my friends I met up with.  Across the table I saw my dear friend Nancy sitting with Alex from Aurafil threads.  I knew she didn't know who he was, so I interrupted his lunch and made Nancy take a photo!  She knows him now!

Here is the pattern for the purse that I fell in love with earlier.  I bought 2 extra of the kit layout.  Who knows,  Maybe I will make 3!  And the hunt for fabrics to use has begun!

I love this awesome bag I got from the Riley Blake booth! It represents the bright colors I like of their fabric collections!

I then found this awesome Kaffe Fassett fat quarter bundle!  I think I will make Amanda's purse from it!

And then I saw this Aurifil Thread that I loved that matches Victoria Findle Wolfe collection and I got that too.  It kinda matches the fat quarters I bought!!

I found this fabric set from Pineapple fabric that I think I may make my purse out of!  It has these little hidden deer in it!  Just a country girl thing.  Also 2 extra pieces of fabric at an awesome price.  I need to remember them.  All of their painters solid are priced the best I have ever seen.  The shelves full I saw yesterday are gone.

At the end of the day, I decided on this quilt pattern for the baby quilt that I bought fabric for!  I think I am just going to do the doe and buck.  Its all foundation paper pieced, so please pray for me!

     Just before leaving,  I stopped at the Quiltcon booth.  They were sold out of shirts my size, so of course I bought other stuff.  Including a Koozie for Frankie!

Sorry for these posts being so late, but having a photo loading issue.  One more Quiltcon post and I will be done!

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