Monday, June 7, 2010

MY WORKSHOP

I have spent the last two days at a workshop with Kellie Wulfsohn at HETTIE`S PATCH and I have learnt how to Raw Edge Applique and also do Free Motion Quilting. It was a fun learning experience and I would recomend it to any one who wishes to add a new dimension to their quilting. We also had two tasty lunches supplied on the day and as much tea and coffe as you needed to get through the day. Lorraine from Hettie`s Patch gave everyone a bag of goodies containing a lovely lavender heart and the pattern to make it, a biro, a carry bag and a Kellie pattern. Mine is "How does your garden grow?" pillow pattern and I will make it in the near future. She also gave us 10% of all our purchases and every one took advantage of that. I bought fabric to use in my project, magazines, fusable webbing and one of Kellies new patterns " Worry Dolls" which is simply georgous.

My photos are out of order so please forgive me. This is Kellie drawing the raffle at the end of our day and three lucky sewers went home with an extra Kellie pattern. Idid not win one of these but I was lucky enough to to win a new pair of scissors as a lucky chair prize( I always new my bum would be useful oneday).

Here you can see from the left Ruth B, who is a fellow forum member and it was very good to meet her in the flesh, then yours truly standing next to Kellie and then we have Dawn my good friend who came for a visit to the class.

This is the piece we were taught. It is 'In Spring', a new pattern from Kellie. I found it quite daunting to start with and a lot of my raw edge sewing is not straight but I did enjoy doing it.I have not yet started the free motion quilting but I will do so later today if I get the courage.



Here I am doing a spot of raw edge sewing and those gloves keep you from slipping on the fabrics as well as keep your hands warm.



Here is the group at the end of the day displaying our work. A couple of the ladies did another pattern (Wish you were here!) and in reflection I should have done a smaller project so I too could have finished it on the day. I will keep at it and hopefully have my cushion finished by the end of the week. Now I must go back to my sewing Bye for now.



10 comments:

Oops-Lah said...

You lucky duck! I also want to take one of Kellie's workshop. Maybe one day, If I'm very lucky ;). I love the new pattern and I think you did a fantastic job.

Jill said...

Ros is the one in front of the lady with the striped jumper. She is actually my boss but we do quilting and smocking together. She is just beautiful. (I also sent you an email). You did well to get that much done - that's quite a detailed sampler - but it looks great! I didn't know you were friends with Dawn either - I met her at the Hetties workshop and have corresponded since via blog.

Jessica said...

You learn so much from Kellie don't you? I still have to finish quilting my project from the workshop I did in March!

Sue SA said...

Thanks for the photos Jude, great to see progress/action shots of your workshop. I am looking forward to seeing the finish cushion, (hint, hint) and think thats the prefect size to practise new techniques on, just to keep you motivated!
Happy quilting, Sue.SA.

Vicki said...

Looks like you all had heaps of fun and thanks for showing us the fab photos :)

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing ,looks like you had fun with great fellowship ,glad you enjoyed the class.

Anonymous said...

cant wait to see what you have done Jude, hope you will be able to show us how to do it at craft on day !!... Heather

Anonymous said...

Looks gorgeous Judy. You did a great job and looks like you had a fun time ... Janette
(see, I did leave a message lol)

Lucky-1 said...

Judy I so loved what you had made at the workshop...... thank you for bringing it to our morning Tuesday and telling us about the workshop. You sounded so excited when telling us about the 2 days.

Liz said...

jude--i love what you have done. It looks lovely. Something I would like to do one day.