On Saturday I went to the quilt displays with my husband. Here are a couple of the quilts that I especially liked.
We also visited some vendor booths on Saturday. I expanded my stash of dots and added a unique broken stripe fabric.
On Thursday through Saturday was also a Quilt and Crafting show in the neighboring town of Pleasanton at the Alameda County Fairgrounds which was mostly vendors and a few displayed quilts. My husband also went there with me on Friday. I love to use these events to stock up on my reads-like-a-solid basics. For me this "basic" translates to polka dots, checks, and stripes. (Which reminds me of a song by the Parachute Express you can hear here on a U-Tube video.)
I want to make a quilt using the pennants and numbers prints from the Reunion line of fabrics that I bought in Oklahoma during my visit there during my daughter's second trimester. I was on the lookout to match or at least blend with a particular gold-ish beige in the Reunion line and succeeded in finding these options. I plan to add these to break up the too matchy-matchy look that sometimes comes with sticking to just one fabric line.
At the show in Pleasanton I picked up this novelty print, too, just because. After all, with my new granddaughter (see last post) I may be traveling a bit more.
Our family enjoys a good game of Scrabble so I could not pass up this novelty print. I have no idea of what I will use it for, but you have to admit, it is pretty unique. Perhaps I can use the letters individually on something or maybe make a carrying case for the game with a matching drawstring bag to hold the tiles.