Saturday, March 6, 2010

NJ Quilt Fest

So I have a very good reason for not posting yesterday. I spent all day at the NJ Quilt Fest in Somerset, NJ with my artist friend Cindi. We had a great day looking at all the quilts on display and shopping in the booths. I forgot my camera but really didn't need it. We were both very disappointed in the quilts that were on display. There were only a couple of really good ones that evoked a feeling. Most were just flat and looked the same. The booths were ok. I get really frustrated that you can't find the popular "modern" fabrics at these quilt shows. I did stumble on a couple of cute Japanese prints but that was about it. Even the booths that carried some Amy Butler & Kaffee Fassett had mostly the older patterns (that I have already). And not one booth carried any good solids! It seems like the only place you can find cool fabrics in online. Maybe I should start my own online fabric store????
Here are some photos of the cute fabrics I did find yesterday - 

I am in love with this cute fabric created by Kokka called Trefle. I think I will fussy cut the pieces and frame them for my sewing room.

Love, love, love the jumping frogs also by Kokka.

I have been looking for this fabric for awhile. It's Alexander Henry "Senor Burrito". He is so cute!

So this weekend I will be hand stitching the blind hem on the stacked coin quilt. I have lots of TV taped so I can catch up on my shows!
We also have 2 house showing scheduled for tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed!!
Have a great weekend!


  1. hi, nice blog. we linked to you on our kokka fabric group. hope you check it out!

  2. Thanks! I just joined your facebook group too. I love Kokka fabric and can't wait for the next round of Far, Far, Away 2!

  3. You are so correct, Senor Burrito is very cute! My fingers (and toes) are crossed for your house showings! Do I remember reading you are planning a move to Texas?

  4. Yes, we are moving to Fort Worth. My husband is already there working and I am in PA until the house sells. Hopefully the market in picking up! Can't wait to get down to TX!