Sunday, 5 December 2010

Weekend sewing

Another weekend away! This time not a stay-over, but I attended a 2 day Free-Motion Quilting workshop with Deb Louie, organised by Pauline from Calico Crossroads! And talk about FUN!! I had NEVER done anything like this before, and really wanted to try, and I was quite happy with my first day's efforts using stencils, and ditching:

Vicki came to stay with me, and while dropping her car off we looked up in the sky and found these pure white clouds. The photo's don't seem to do show you properly, but believe me, they were stark white! It looked lovely against the pretty blue sky. I think Vicki, Roseanne and Myself must have looked like tourists, snapping away at the sky at the intersection lol


2nd day workshop was Free-Motion. To say I was a little nervous was an understatement!! But, I didn't expect to 'get it' right there and then, and I think I could manage to do this in time!


One of my favourite things to learn was these little scrolls, and the many different ways to incorporate them into a pattern.


And, other little designs. I think later in the afternoon, I had a bit of a 'ah ha' moment!


I have a bit of space left on my other sample, which I will have another go on, but not tonight, I am quite pooped!
I purchased these 5 stencils to have a play with too, maybe over the Christmas break (looks like I have lots planned during break):


I think, if you ever get a chance to do this workshop, do it! It was totally worth it and Deb's technique is different to other methods, and it works a treat! Her quilts are AMAZING!
Thankyou Pauline, for organising this workshop for us (good that I nagged huh?! lol) and thankyou to Deb for a wonderful, useful and informative weekend! See you next year.
x Sarah

6 comments:

Isabella said...

Poop I forgot to contact Pualine about it. yours looks good

clare's craftroom said...

Wow you did really well , good on you !

Chookyblue...... said...

I want to do this workshop..............I need/want to learn how to quilt.........

Scottish Nanna said...

WOW you did great it looks really good.
Hugs Mary.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks good Sarah....how good is it when you learn a new technique...glad you guys had fun..

Bec said...

So so so SO pleased you enjoyed yourself at this workshop! Your quilting samples look like mine did, except without the varigated thread! I would be interested to hear your comparison of quilting on a domestic machine without a quilting frame to one with a frame; as I know you have a frame!