Sunday, November 06, 2011

Too much of a good thing?

Well, the Houston International Quilt Festival is nearly over. It was over for me at about 4:00, Friday afternoon. I had gone to the MQG Market Meet-up the Saturday evening before Festival began and was at the Festival all day Wednesday (in class until 5:00, then went to the preview until about 8 or 9 o'clock), Thursday and Friday. And I am BEAT! Talk about sensory overload!

Quilts, quilts and more quilts!
Fabric, fabric and more fabric!
People, people and more people! (These photos were made before the hall opened. Wouldn't we all love to walk aisles that empty!)

vendor aisles 1200 to 700

vendor aisles 600 to 100

I had told myself that I wasn't going to buy ANYTHING, but of course I did.

These lovely, new (to me) colors of South African "indigos" -- there were more colors besides the usual indigo blue and browns, I just went for the pinks and purples.

south african

I couldn't decide which colorway I liked best of these Kaffe prints -- so I got three of them! I think strips of these will give a quilt lots of movement.

kaffe umbrellas

These Japanese ombre prints were just too gorgeous to pass by.

japanese ombres

And I have admired the fabric lines from Marcia Derse for a long time, but had never seen them in person. She had a booth with big bundles and a LOT if them came home with me. I see, perhaps, a re-interpretation of an Amish quilt.

 marcia derse


Karamat said...

Lots of great things! I regret not getting any fabric from that South African company. Hope they'll be there next year :)

Manda said...

Wow beautiful fabrics, I love the first ones especially! I'm not surprised you didn't manage to stick to your buying nothing plan!! :)

Nifty Quilts said...

Nice fabrics!! I wouldn't have been able to resist those either.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Wonderful selection! I love all of those. I really love Marcia Derses fabrics but haven't succumbed as yet, I will one day though, they're like 2d texture. I bet you're dreaming quilts at night!

Kim Carney said...

my head is spinning just thing about walking through there ;)