If you follow Hexie Love on Facebook, then you know I came home from Houston with a nasty cold. That's okay - it was well worth it. The International Quilt Festival in Houston is ALWAYS a great experience. I debated with myself this year whether to go to Market or Festival. I could make a case for either, but didn't want to be gone the 10-12 days it would take to attend both. In the end, Festival is what I chose. And I'm glad!
With more than 1200 quilts to view and more than 1000 vendor booths to visit, there was no time to waste. It took me every bit of 3 days to see everything I wanted to see. I went with a shopping list! And found everything on my list!
At the top of the list was some of the new Kaffee Fassett fabric. Check - two big bundles!
My new favorite thread in these three colors was on the list. Check - all three purchased!
Two yards of lovely linen - check!
Three yards of flowy rayon batik - check!
A new thimble. Okay, this was not on my list, but I love thimbles and thought I'd give this one a try.
Then I found more Kaffee Fassett fabric that I had to have.
And I bought some beautiful wool selvages - yummy colors!
I did buy a few more patterns for gifts I hope to make (so I can't show them yet).
My packing tip for Houston: I always pack a collapsed, empty duffle bag in my suitcase. Before I leave Houston, I fill it with my loot and use it as my carry on bag.
I learned so much! I even learned a new way to make hexies - can you believe that? You'll have to wait for Hexie Love to learn about that…
And the inspiration: WOW! I came home with my mind spinning with hexagons and ideas!
More to come on the quilts!!! sneeze, sniff, sneeze...