Ah, nothing like a trip to the Dallas Quilt Show to get my creative jets fired up! Vicky and I went on Saturday and had a fabulous time, saw some beautiful quilts, and browsed tons of fabric and sewing-type goodies.
A few highlights, like this bow-tie fan quilt using my favorite 30's repro fabrics. I have a lot of those pieces in my stash! Here's the whole thing:
and one more mouthwatering close-up of those candy colors...
My camera's flash was acting up so most of the pics aren't that great, but I'll put some up on Flickr in a bit if you want to see more.
And of course, the shopping is the best part. So much to take in! Unfortunately I hesitated on a funky Dick and Jane quilt kit, and when I went back to the booth it was gone. And at the end of the day, I ended up with no fabric at all, unless you count a 1940's tablecloth and 13 yards of vintage aqua rick rack!
And these cool vintage buttons followed me home...
I love the quilt show, in fact it was my first visit to a quilt show that provided the spark that led to my current illustration style! In fact, an intense desire to incorporate pattern into my work is what propelled me to get a mac and make the transition to working digitally. All because of that quilt show. And it still inspires me!
In fact... I'm so inspired, I'm making a doll quilt!
It's all in reds, what a shocker!