Saturday, March 10, 2012

Learning…

Hi all,

Today I did a workshop with Deb Louie…she is an award winning quilter and teaches her techniques too!

We got to try Trapunto feathers -

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Excuse my basting lines, it is a work in progress!

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We did practice quilting, I guess you’d call this feature quilting because of the black thread and then we coloured in the flowers and leaves.

I have never done trapunto, feathers, flowers or leaves like this before so it has been great to build on the skills I already have. And I found out about a few things I didn’t know before which is always great – like wash away thread!

This is very much a work in progress, maybe a 2 day workshop would have given us a finished project but I will keep plugging away at it at home.

And lastly something else I couldn’t leave in the shop….

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So pretty!

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PS. Sorry about the less than fabulous pictures!

10 comments:

Oops-Lah said...

Wow, you did very well at your workshop with Deb! I especially like the trapunto feathers. Did you do the feathers freehand? Incidentally I've met her as she is a friend of a friend of mine. I wish I could do a workshop with her.

Janet said...

Deb is a great teacher. You're feathers look beautiful and I love the whimsy flowers.

Quiltjane said...

You lucky girl. Deb is so talented and you are a natural.

Marls said...

How wonderful to do a workshop with Deb-I can understand why you wanted two days.a Your feathers are beautiful and I love the flowers.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your quilting looks amazing and the fabric is lovely, I wonder what you will make with it!

SameliasMum said...

Fantastic quilting. I love your heart. So perfect!

Debbie said...

You are so clever Jess, I am envious every time I read your blog!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great feathers. Machine quilting and I don't get along (free motion). I'm hand quilting feathers for the first time on my MIL's quilt. Gotta go get that quilt done. It's been on the frame for over a year now.

Elyte said...

Lucky you learning from such a talented quilter. Great results.

Kate said...

Wow you're a fast learner! Your quilting is amazing.