I love wool quilts… and for ages now I have been after some supplies so that I could have a go at piecing with some wool. A blogging acquaintance recommended this wonderful-looking Etsy shop, and I have been planning a purchase for a while, but wishing that I could find somewhere a bit closer to home that I could buy from (especially with the rich heritage of wool and weaving that we have in these isles). So I was overjoyed to spot Magees of Donegal at the Festival of Quilts last week. I have to confess that I emptied my wallet at their stall in pursuit of wool heaven. Here’s just some of my haul:
I was so skint after my visit there that I basically just had to get the train home again!!
I immediately started cutting to make a patchwork tweed bag all for ME! I’m using this pattern from Monkey Buttons. I am slightly regretting that this involves cutting a lot of quite small pieces of fabric, sewing on a rather stretchy diagonal and joining lots of rather bulky points. You should see the back! The front looks ok though, so I shall press on..
This project is definitely going to be about learning by your mistakes, but I still have plenty of wool (!) left, and will perhaps try something a bit more sensible next time…
So tell me, if you went, what did your Festival of Quilts haul consist of?