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So saying no to one thing means saying yes to another thing. If I was still going to Creative Chaos, I would not have been able to go to Festival of Quilts this past weekend. We didn't go in 2016 due to rain - last summer was very rainy overall. It was unusually hot for May and I ended up with a sunburn from walking around the park with Mom and my brother. It really was a picture perfect day and I took lots of pictures. I'll get those on Flickr in a bit.

One of the awesome things about the show is bring able to see the fabric in natural light and they looked quite gay, giving everything a touch of whimsy. I managed to avoid buying any new fabric although it was very tempting. So many colours...pretty pretty colours...but I had enough at home :D

We didn't go inside the historic houses as we usually do. All the buildings - even the barns - are hot as heck. I often wonder what people did in Ye Olde Days to keep cool!


Just one of the amazing elephant quilts on display #elephant #elephants #quilts #quilt #pink #colorinspo #colourinspo #fabric #heritageparkyyc #crafts #crafting #festivalofquilts #festivalofquilts2017

Draft team Splinter and Shredder are retiring this year after 25 years! #yyc #calgary #yycevents #heritagepark #horse #horse #drafthorses #drafters #horsephoto #alberta #springincanada #albertamuseum

So many purples! #yyc #calgary #yycevents #heritagepark #crafts #quilts #quilt #quilting #calgarylife #yycliving #albertamuseum #heritageparkyyc #fabric #purple #violet #colourinspo #colorinspo #festivalofquilts #festivalofquilts2017

So many quilts, so little time! #yyc #calgary #yycevents #heritagepark #crafts #quilts #quilt #quilting #calgarylife #yycliving #albertamuseum #heritageparkyyc#festivalofquilts #festivalofquilts2017 #travelalberta #explorealberta #alberta


Date: 2017-06-01 09:24 pm (UTC)
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The pink elephant quilt at top reminds me quite a bit of Kaffe Fassett (in its wild psychedelic color scheme rather than its representational layout; Fassett's quilts tend to be built of straightforward geometric shapes.)

In fact, it looks as though the quilter relied heavily upon Fassett's fabric line; the loud large-scale florals are characteristic of his aesthetic, and the dotted fabric resembles an earlier print of his called "Paperweight": http://ladysewandsew.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/29Kaffe-Fassett-Classics-Paperweight.jpg

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