Of course, I bought fabric. Der!!
I am extremely crap at recording the names of the fabrics as I go ... so there are some you will surely recognise and others you won't but they are all delicious, if slightly anonymous!
To my delight, there were a number of antique quilt dealers and I bought myself 3 quilt tops.
Why only the tops and not finished quilts?
1. This way, I get to quilt them myself and feel I have had some part in their restoration and
2. They fitted more easily into my suitcase :P
This one was very cheap due to the less than perfect (to say the least) stitching and piecing. It is very buckled in places and completely torn in others but I loved the colors and the general feel of it so she became mine. My plan is to cut out the good bits and re-use them in a new quilt. Not sure exactly how yet but my little brain is tick ticking away ....
This one is a beautifully hand-stitched queen size Dresden Plate quilt top. I adore the original 1930's fabrics. Looking forward to quilting this one!!
There are 4 x 4 blocks in this one.
And my absolute favourite was this red and white beauty. A perfectly hand-stitched Drunkards Path ... also queen sized. This one was dated C.1900 - 1920.
Would you have a look at those perfect little stitches!!!!!
And lastly I bought some books.
To be perfectly honest, only Victoria's book on the left was actually purchased in Houston. The 2 books on Hawaiian quilting were purchased in Hawaii the following week. (I know .... I am extraordinarily lucky!!)
So that's it. My Houston haul!!
Back soon with some actual crafting!!