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Thursday 15 October 2015

EPP and Ally Pally!

It's time to Piece Yourself Together again over at Anthea's place. Do pop in and see what everyone is up to.

This block is now finished

and ready to applique onto a background although so far I am unable to find just the right background so will keep searching. Still no decision as to whether it will be a cushion cover or the centre of a medallion quilt - but it will become something.

Last weekend I spent in the UK and visited the Knitting and Stitching show at Alexandra Palace on Friday. It was a great day out as I met up with a friend - sadly another was unwell and could not come - and we enjoyed looking at all the exhibitions and doing a bit of shopping! Here is my haul for the day

I got just about everything on my list plus a few extra's that tempted me.

Just a few pictures from the exhibitions to show you.

This log cabin - a winner from Festival of Quilts - was stunning! The individual blocks were just under 2" square.

I don't know anything about this quilt except that it is beautiful!


The next pieces are all from the SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) exhibition based on the roles that food plays in daily life.

These beautiful scarves are all hand crochet by Sophie Digard using single ply merino - unfortunately my photo's do not do the colours justice. Each scarf is aprox 12" x 36".

And finally I loved this fish stall - Kate's Plaice, the Stitchmongers - where all the fish have been knitted or crochet by Kate Jenkins.

And there was so much more - definitely worth a visit if you are likely to be in London in October.

It's turned really chilly here over the last few days - there could be a frost tonight! - but things should warm up again over the weekend. Hope you all have a great weekend.


  1. Wonderful pics Lin, I'm very envious as I do miss going each year. I've spotted some Linblomman linen yarn in your haul, are the Linblomman ladies as lovely as their thread? I so wish I could have been there too, but your post has gone a long way to making up for that - Chris :D

  2. A beautiful block...I hope you find a background or special place for this one soon...such lovely pics today. Have a great day!

  3. Such a fantastic selection of goodies from the show! The stitchmongers is incredibly well done and I love the quilts. x

  4. Your block is lovely Lin and in such nice rich colours and it looks like you purchased some wonderful threads and fabric. Thanks for the exhibition pictures. Looks like it was a great show to see.

  5. What a great post and thanks for sharing the Ally Pally visit.... those hand-crocheted scarves are amazing! I must go there one day - they keep sending me emails about it, and I keep saying, yes but not this year! xCathy

  6. Great epp block! Thanks for sharing your outing!

  7. Great pics and there are fabulous projects .Love your hexie block, stunning.Have fun playing with your goodies!

  8. Beautiful photos. And that fish stall is super amazing!

  9. Great block Lin and what an interesting show , lots of really beautiful projects . You picked up some lovely things to add to your stash too :-)

  10. Wonderful work, thanks for sharing.

  11. what a fun event to go to and some very intersting work...

  12. Love your centre Lin it looks great.
    Thanks for taking us along for the tour there are so many amazing quilts there and that knitted fishmonger stall is incredible.
    Such amazing work in the log cabin quilt!
    Hope you get your sunny weekend

  13. I love your block! Looks like you got an impressive haul from Ally Pally :) and hte exhibits look stunning - I ummed and ahhed about going but didn't in the end, I'll put it on my list for next year.

  14. That block is so gorgeous! !!!! Wish I could have joined you for that show, wow.

  15. What a gorgeous block!
    Thank you for showing us all the beautiful quilts.
    Greetings Marle

  16. thanks for sharing these photos. love all the scarves. I love to knit scarves even though my family and friends have more than enough already.

  17. Exposure, friends, and shopping? This is all good!


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