Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Long Beach International Quilt Festival

We spent Saturday in Long Beach at the International Quilt Festival!  It was my first time ever going and it was so much fun!!!

There were so many fun quilts to ohhhh and awwwww over!  The highlight of the day was finding the "Beyond the Reef" quilting booth where we met designer Natalie Barnes.  Immediately we fell in love with her tropical inspired fabrics and patterns.  (her blog HERE)

This is my daughter and Natalie.  My daughter is totally into Hawaii & fish (notice the homemade Huma huma shirt?)
 My daughter choose this pattern called huki lau - all different tropical fish appliquéd in hawaiian print fabrics!  Can't wait to get her started on it!!

 We didn't want to leave the Beyond the Reef booth!  It felt like we had been on a mini vacation!!

We had a little too much fun!  Now I can't wait to get sewing!!!

This quilt was so much fun to look at!  So much detail!  I think it is of houses and buildings in Switzerland!

My daughter is determined to make her own version of this quilt:

 This was one of my favorites of the day!  I love 30's prints!  This quilt was beautifully put together!


  1. Awesome blog! Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. Thanks so much for your tour of the show, Amanda! And thanks for being a part of the beyond the reef was so nice to see you - all three generations!!

  3. Amanda,
    I also loved the beyond the reef booth! Surrounded by all those fabulous colors and tropical vibes, I felt as if I was back home in Hawaii.

  4. Woah. The Swiss house quilt. Wow. I don't have words right now except that I love it. I just pinned the heck out of it. :) Thanks for sharing!