Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Colors of Today

Having spent the week quilting the Hourglass Quilt (pictures to follow soon), I have taken some time away from the sewing machine to go to the Australasian Quilt Convention and Expo in Melbourne, set in the beautiful Royal Exhibition Building in the Carlton Gardens.

The Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne is one of my favorite quilt shows and is highly anticipated.  It has again proven to be a wonderful day.   Spent with my mum and sister, chatting with friends, like minded quilters and  bloggers, it doesn't get any better than that.  

I thought I would share with you the colors of my day:

Inside Out - Fruit Juice by Jane Rowland

Dreamline #3 by Brenda Gael Smith

Happy Magic by Naomi Miyake

Olive Tree (The Tree of Life) by Susanne Cody

There were many beautiful and inspiring quilts, however these snippets in particular caught my eye because of their bold color or striking design. 


Textile Tantrums
I Know it's There - Somewhere! by Lyn Brown (WA)

Textile Tantrums was a special mini quilt challenge exhibition and Lyn's entry was my favorite.  This is Lyn's interpretation of when you need that something special  and you know it is in your stash but you just can't find it.  I've been there often.

Of course there were also many Exhibitors with booths overflowing with patterns, notions, and fabric bundles. Today was my lucky day:


My heart skipped a beat, and then they were mine!  Bundles of 34 different Flea Market Fancy prints. 

The Australasian Quilt Convention is on in Melbourne until May 2, 2010.




30 comments:

  1. Quilt show envy! It looks like a wonderful event with plenty of beautiful things to see! Lucky you, indeed...Flea Market Fancy! Yippee! Thanks for giving us a glimpse!

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  2. So glad you had a great day, I love the pics, so colourful. So lucky finding fmf, sorry to miss you, thanks for sharing your day xo

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  3. You are kidding. Did you have to pay a fortune? I have to say if someone was going to find it, I'm glad you did-you treat fabric with respect! Are they fat quarters? I'm still crossing my fingers in hopes there is a reprint...one day. I missed out the first go round.

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  4. What beautiful quilts; and FMF too? Wow!

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  5. Gorgeous quilts, I love the Olive Tree!

    OMGoodness, how lucky were you to find a bundle of FMF!!! Who one Earth was selling it? Can't wait to see what you do with it. I'm sure I'm not the only one collecting and hoarding FMF waiting for inspiration to strike, so as to make it into the perfect quilt! It is such a beautiful range, I love it more and more every time I see it. Nothing else compares. ENJOY! Kelly :-)

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  6. i am like the others being jealous of your FMF find. how wonderful!
    thank you for sharing the colors of your day in beautiful quilts.
    x
    lori

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  7. Wow, love the Olive Tree one with all the Kaffe Fassett. And would definately have fabric envy if it wasn't for the lovely package I received through the mail this morning - my prize from the Freah Modern Quilts giveaway! Thanks Rita, they are gorgeous fabrics, even better in the flesh than in the photo!

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  8. Even I know that a bundle of Flea Market Fancy prints should bring on palpitations. Thank goodliness they went to someone who will treat 'em like pure GOLD!

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  9. Textile Tantrums is amazing, but more than that your amazing find of FMF! I know it will be enjoyed and put to good use Rita!!!

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  10. What a beautiful sampling from the show! And FMF... you lucky lady!!

    Jennifer :)

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  11. OH great beautiful fabric. Great finds. Can't wait to see what you make out of it.

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  12. How nice! Now you'll have to decide what to make, that's always the hard part for me.

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  13. love those quilts! and the additions to your stash!

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  14. Oh my gosh, I can't believe they were selling those bundles! Wow, so lucky!!

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  15. Thanks for those beautiful peeks of colour!

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  16. The Happy Magic quilt is sensational. Hmmmm FMF bundle!!

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  17. yikes!fmf!
    i am off to the show today, so hope i will find some treasure too!

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  18. I'm going on the weekend. Can't wait!

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  19. One of these days I am going to attend a Quilt Expo--oh yes I am!!! Thanks for sharing your experience!

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  20. How did you find the FMF? Lucky girl and the quilts are fab!

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  21. Wonderful, thanks Rita - would loved to have been there!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  22. Thanks for taking the time to share. Maybe I'll bookmark the dates for next year and try to visit. Certainly looks like you had fun and those Flea Market Fancy fabrics are lovely.

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  23. What great inspirations--'Happy Magic' speaks to me most (Probably b/c I love red!) but I enjoyed seeing them all. It looks and sounds like great fun. :-)

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  24. So sad that this quilt show is just a weee bit too far for me to go. So it makes me quite happy that you have shared with us! Thank you!

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  25. What a find - the FMF!
    I wish I could go but I'm on chemo and the timing is bad. (Still tempted to go to stitches and craft but shouldn't.)

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  26. Love the FMF fabrics! I have a few in my stash and I'm even selling some over at etsy! I dream of going to that market! Corky

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