You may not believe this but fabric stores in Ireland are few and far between.
It can get frustrating at times so when you can get your hands on quilting supplies, you can go a little bit crazy.
The Knitting and Stitching show was on this weekend in Dublin, (along with some bulls) so I headed over to get a few bits and bobs. New larger mat, cutting rulers, freezer paper, bobbins (good idea Eva).
I didn't spend much time there, as it was packed. The stalls were really more for traditional quilters so no fabric was bought. And to be honest I don't even like shopping on a Saturday with crowds, so this was defiantly not my scene. I like to just swan around like you can in a book store...take my time. But it really was like 2000 bulls in a china shop so after an hour I legged it.
When I got home the postman had kindly left something behind the flower pot at the front door.
Now that's shopping for you!...Jealous?
I was really disappointed when Fabric Worm ran out of Daisy Chain (Prints Charming) and I wasn't leaving it to chance to wait to see if it was coming back in so I headed to Charm Stitch at Etsy. And there it was.
Expensive but well worth it. ( Months fabric budget blown in one go)
But really I still have this.....
Jay - Cyn Designs
And this to use...
Kona Solids from River Fabrics
Head down now Erin no excuses not to start.
I am loving this FMQ each week. It really puts me out of my comfort zone and this little bit of homework for me each week is playing on my mind all week to finish
(Oh, how it comes around so quickly)
It also finishes up all my almost empty bobbins and my scraps of batting.
(Yes I'm a hoarder...and I get it from my Grandmother)
So here it is.....Well some of it.
(look right to left)
When I started , I sewed a line down the block. It was easier to concentrate on the pine needles and not think of the straightness of the line....so I found out in the third line.
(Because I didn't stick to logical thinking on this line).
I was playing around with the angle of the pine needle and then realised how messy it looks. So yes you need to keep the angle the same for each pine needle....
And then........I started thinking. (light bulb please) Pine Needles, Christmas Tree....Presents......
And this is what happened.
Oh... the power of media.