Craft and Quilt Fair Brisbane 2011

The Craft and Quilt Fair is one of the few events I mark in my calendar every year.

Yah, I’m getting a little fuddy duddy early in life, but there’s something comforting and exciting about learning a new craft and creating something new of your very own.

Still rather than bore you with the details, let’s just say I spent a lot of money (scissors, rotary cutter, etc) and a lot of time wandering up and down the aisles to scrutinise each booths’ wares.

I will however rave about sewingbox.com.au. They were one of the last booths I dropped by and their staff were really friendly. I’ve always been intimidated by how intricate and time-consuming quilting seems, but I have been hankering after jelly rolls since watching a Youtube clip on how easy it is to do patchwork with them.

sewingbox.com.au carried the Moda range of jellyrolls at the cheapest price (AUD$39 a roll, compared to an average of AUD$49 everywhere else). They usually a web-only store, so I grabbed the chance to pick up 2 jelly rolls to play with immediately: Moda’s Antique Fair and Lily & Will II.

And thus far, this is what I’ve done with the Moda’s Antique Fair jelly roll. Hopefully I’ll be able to get more fabric for a border, batting and a backing fabric to complete it into a single size quilt.

What do you think of my first go at patchwork?