August is Birmingham month!
Meet friends..spend time with friends…

look at quilts and do some shopping…

A happening very much longed for!

1. I SEW 2.Marica and me at Kallax Airport
3. Lilian, Shirley, Karin, me and Marica 4. Gorgeous Oakshott fabrics
Marica and Shirley browsing the shops and do some shopping…
This year we decided on one more day in Birmingham…
Last year we had to rush through the last day so no stress this year!
On Thursday we were able to meet Nina in our Scandibee…
and deliver our blocks for her in person…
It was great to meet and chat some…
At the Oakshott stand we got to see Krista Henneburys quilt
“Temperature Check”
and we got even more exited about the class “Improve under the influence”
that we were going to have with her in October…
(That we now have had..since I’m so late posting… 😉
This lovely bundle followed with me home…
And some more…

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Made by my wonderful friend Shirley with the blog
(Click the link to read about her modern tree)
Shirley was one of my proof readers for this free pattern
(You can find the pattern at my sidebar or at my header..
or click the link above…)
When making this pattern I so wanted to make a background
with low volume fabrics…because I just love them…
but it wouldn’t work with a white tree… 😉
So I am so happy to see a tree made with these
warm low volume fabrics…and I must say …
I love it VERY much…
perfect in so many ways…
Gorgeous warm Christmassy colours
and look at her genius quilting…
Wood grain !
And combined with narrow straight stitching…
Looks fantastic!
Love the choice of binding too…pink stripes!!!
So Thankyou Shirley for sharing this tree with me today…
It gives me such pleasure to see how others interpreters the pattern
and make their own tree…
So…if anyone else out there is making this tree…
Please share…
It would make me very happy!!
What a happy day!
See you!!

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Have had a week at home to recover from the meeting… 😉
 
Like if it was THAT exhausting…
You know…looking at quilts…shopping and just LAUGH
I had the best of times with my friends Marica and Louise
We found a lovely little hotel with lots of CHARM…
We loved this room!!
It was perfect…we needed a cosy time together…
and we had all that…THANKYOU my friends…
Some pics I have already posted on Instagram …
and posted it direct here on the blog…
so you can see that we finally could say happy birthday to Louise
and give her the surprises we had for her since this summer!!!
Will post some summer pics of the quilt in next post!! :)
 
Back to quilt meeting
 
This year it was held in UmeĂ„ a city just 20 miles from my home so it was near… :)
and arranged by a local group called Lappskoj…
They did a magnificent work on this…lots to see…
probably a lot of fun classes that I missed out on…
Decided early not to go any class…
just wanted to spend time with My Friends
 
So… Here you go… QUILTS:)
Clever use of pearls and buttons to add interest to this quilt…
Some more bold ones…loved the colour combo of black and pink…
Might have to give a go on a quilt like this some day…
Yes Louise…I’m really thinking of it!!! Lol…
 
And shops…yes there were shops…
but when just recently been shopping like crazy in Birmingham..
I think I didn’t do that big hole in my wallet this time…lol…
She do beautiful quilting on her Gammil!!
There were also quilts from EQA… European Quilt Association…
I admired and gasped over fun techniques…it was most interesting to see…
Took photos of some and I have mixed My favourites in collages…
sorry don’t know which countries…I just wanted you to see some of them!!
 
Think it was seasons that was the theme…
 
More quilts hung at the quilt meeting…
Here are some of them…
So …you see…I needed a few days to recover from all the FUN… :)
 
But most fun
It was to be with friends
THANKYOU girls for taking me out on this fun trip…
I even was brave and tried Sushi… Lol…
 
Next year I will have to go to Stockholm to attend at next years meeting!!!
 
See you:)
 
 

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