Saturday, May 10, 2014

My First Quilting Workshop.

Boy oh boy and I still on a high from yesterday.

Pop the kettle on and make a cuppa as I have a story for you.

Back in August last year I had my 50th birthday and my sister and her hubby gave me a quilting workshop for my birthday.

Well yesterday I was able to cash it in so to speak.

My workshop gift was Turned Edge Machine Applique with Rachelle Denneny. It has the look of needle turn, but done by machine.

The workshop was held at Patchwork By Sea's new shop. For a first timer I was so impressed with the set up and how well lit the teaching area was and the space of the area. We even had our own cupboard under the table to store our bags and stuff.

The lovely lady on the right at her machine is my sister Deb. Yep she did the work shop with me, that was the icing on the cake. Rachelle is up the back still setting up her beautiful quilts for us to admire. She also had a talk about them and we could ask questions as well.

My new open toe foot that Terry so kindly went and collected from a Janome shop down the road for me.  Terry is 1 half owner of the shop. Made my sewing so much easier. I thought what I had been using for machine blanket stitch was an open toe, but nope it wasn't. Made the job so much easier. 

This is my block I was making. I still have to sew around the flowers. But I did get to sew around the frame work.

Our little group at the end of the day with Rachelle in the photo.

Hope you enjoyed seeing what was an amazing and awesome day at Patchwork By  Sea 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

English Paper Piecing

In the last week I have been busy with lots of sewing projects. One I love doing and must try and make more time for is English Paper Piecing.

Never mind I spent a couple of hours making this one last Tuesday at Dawn's place.

I then finished it off and made another one last Saturday at a quilting group I now go to twice a month.

These two hexies were fiddly to make and look ages to sew as I do tiny stitches to join the pieces together.