Tuesday, 23 July 2013

FQR recap

Just a quick recap post from me,  esp as they all made me so jealous last year! Please excuse all the Instagram photos, I stupidly forgot my camera.
Very restrained Quilt Market purchases!
Very restrained purchasing!

This weekend flew by in an absolute blur of faces and names, lots of chatting (and not that much sewing, as you'll see from the photos!)

In my own defense,  I had to miss the first part of John's embroidery class due to work,  but I got myself a few patterns to work on - thank you so much Sarah for saving me a seat!
Obviously talked too much in John's embroidery class (and missed the first hour...) #fqrlondon

Katy's triangle city class wasn't very productive either, as I spent so long giggling at the various stories, which are definitely not suitable to repeat!

I got more done in Lu's hand quilting class:
More successful hand quilting with Lu (and new perle) #fqrlondon

And Trudi's FMQ class was very helpful,  and I was really pleased by how much progress I made by the end, esp once we'd sorted the tension issues. Just need to figure out the right settings for my machine now!
FMQ practice

I also donated my finished Siblings Together quilt, but more about that next time.

The absolute best bit of the weekend was the social aspect and chatting with so many lovely ladies (and John!) I'm exhausted now,  but luckily have only got one more working day before the summer holidays, then mat leave.  Can't wait - I've got so much sewing to do!
Gorgeous swap items,  thank you @kellyfairy, Tammy and Heather #fqrlondon
Sample Swap items - a very long story!


  1. It was so lovely to meet you. I'm glad you repeated instagram stuff here as I can't get it on my phone so am missing out on so much!

  2. Thrilled you had such a wonderful time. It was great to keep up with everyone on IG over the weekend - felt almost like I was there! :)

  3. There's a common theme here with the FQR posts, lots of chatting very little sewing :)

  4. It was so lovely to meet you too Sarah, wasn't it such a ball?! Even if not very productive on the sewing front for most people lol!!! Enjoy every minute of your sewing time over the summer, looking forward to seeing what you make and how you embroider your bird!!

  5. it was fab to meet you Sarah. I wish we'd had more time to chat. Hugs x

  6. Looks like a quite productive weekend!


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