Today I went to the AQS quilt show in Grand Rapids. All by myself. I'll admit, while it's fun to go with other people it was also a lot of fun to go by myself. I could go at my own pace...sometimes slowly and sometimes quickly. Most of the quilts were stunning. This year I especially enjoyed the guild challenge section and the miniatures that were on tour from a museum in Kentucky.
Then I started going through the vendors. It's actually rather overwhelming, and I almost saw myself going through the whole area and not getting anything. But then I reminded myself I had some goals, the main one being to find a good sky. It's for a baby girl so it couldn't be too blue. It's going to be paper pieced so it couldn't be too patterned. It's for a baby so I didn't want it too white. The clouds I found were too directional. I found one that I really liked, but the texture was wrong. I finally found something at a booth that always catches my eye as they have great ombre fabrics. One of the ombres might have found it's way into my basket. During my searches I also found some blue snowflakes to match the red and grey flakes that I recently picked up.