I mentioned in my last post that I picked up some of the supplies I needed for Louise's quilt at the Harrogate quilt festival, but I realised I haven't shown you any photos from it yet. It's held at the end of August and me and my quilting friends always make the annual pilgrimage over to Yorkshire. As usual, there were some stunning quilts on display and here are some of my favourites.
|Cosmos - Stephanie Parker|
|Life Challenge - Maggie Taylor|
|Colour Wheel - Liz Merckel|
|Late Bloomers - Elaine Vickers|
|Dreamcatcher: caught a dream - Birgit Schueller|
|Sunrise - Josephine Bardsley|
|Storytime - Carole Galbraith|
|Elephant walk - Anne-Marie Tye|
|Rainbow in the Dark - Claudia Taeubert|
|New York Beauties - Mary Ranby|
|Fireworks - Susan Lax|
|Harry's Quilt - Kathleen Burrow|
Although lots of these quilts received rosettes, none of them were crowned Best in Show which just shows how subjective the decision is. I'd struggle to choose one favourite but I do have a soft spot for the last one and the miniature elephant quilt. Which would you choose?
Yesterday we went for dinner at Sue and Gordon's for 'Welsh Night'. We've invited them over twice now for Burns Night (see here and here) and enjoyed it so much that, this year, we thought we'd try doing something to celebrate other parts of the UK. October was chosen for Welsh Night as it's the centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas tomorrow. We ate a traditional lamb cawl and I presented Sue with a bouquet of flowers and leeks! Great food and lots of laughs.
This morning I've baked a new cake recipe, Harvest spiced apple, from my favourite Clandestine Cake Club Cookbook and can't wait to try it later - it smells so good!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend. x