We had a fantastic day on Friday at Quilts In The Barn! It was so much fun catching up with quilting friends and once again Linda and her fabulous helpers did a fantastic job. The theme this year was "All About Chintz". The quilts were magnificent and included quilts from the Quiltmania book "Promenade in a Dutch Garden". There were also some beautiful antique quilts but unfortunately no photos were allowed. On the shopping front, Mary Koval was there, Leonie from the Quilted Crow and Di & Megan were in charge of all the beautiful fabrics available from Petra Prins. So sit back and I hope you enjoy some of the photos that I took on the day.
I was particularly interested in how spectacular the border fabrics looked and also how the chintz mixed beautifully with the reproduction fabrics that we all have in our stashes.
This was one of the quilts Mary had for sale and it was lovely. You can see all the antique tops for sale on the table below. There were lots of individual blocks for sale and the most exquisite fabrics.
I came home with this piece of fabric, dated 1870. The red in it is gorgeous and I have a plan for it too.
I also came home with this applique block, dated 1850. It is 12 inches square and is going in a frame and then will be hung on the wall in my sewing room.
This is the dutch fabric I bought and I think I am going to have lots of fun with it, the colours are gorgeous!
After the Barn, we made our way across the suburbs of Melbourne visiting quilt shops along the way and the following is the result of that shopping. I actually got a bit of a shock when I saw how much I came home with.