We got back from AQS Grand Rapids yesterday. The lack of a crowd or buses surprised me. It’s nice for the attendees, but can’t be good for the show. They already announced the dates for next year, but I have to wonder if they will move to another city after that.
The only trend I noticed was the dense quilting on almost every quilt. I also saw a few quilts with the white spaces quilted in colored thread that extended the pieced/appliquéd design. Although I like over-the-top quilting, I think it has its place. Just because something can be done doesn’t means it should be done.
I managed to behave myself while shopping, even though there were many good fabric deals. I find it hard to buy fabric if I don’t have a project in mind unless I really love it. I limited myself to a half yard of a black solid. I depleted my stash and seem to need it all the time, and it cost less than what the shops charge here.
I picked up the thread and lotion as planned, and also picked up a book at the $5 booth and some paints at ProChem. I had to guess at what colors I needed. The brown was a right choice and the red not so much, but that’s fine. I know I’ll use it eventually.
No fabric used this week.
I’m linking to Patchwork Times.
Fabric In: 8.2 yards
Fabric Out: 18.15 yards
Net Fabric Used: 9.95 yards