Monday, March 22, 2010

Wonderful Weekend!

Hi all,

Well I have had the most wonderful weekend ever!
Meeting Kellie from Don't Look Now and doing her workshop was a great experience. If you have the opportunity to attend one of her classes - don't hesitate!

I could gush on and on about how great the weekend was! But just let me say - I honestly learnt so much, one reason is probably because I haven't done any real classes for at least 2 years. I mean basting spray! Who knew! What a fantastic product.
Also, Kellies techniques are great and her way of teaching puts you at ease and makes it easier for you to learn - no pressure! I actually surprised myself with what I achieved - I thought I was terrible at machine quilting but that was obviously because of how I was taught previously.

This is my unfinished practice piece. The quilting is a bit wonky but with practice I hope to get much better! Once this is finished I will start on Willow, which we got the pattern and kit for on the weekend.

This is the group of women who did the workshop. I got to know a few lovely ladies, who I hope to see again in the future. Thats not to say they all aren't lovely, I just didn't get to talk to too many of them!

But I did fit in some shopping which is a must at Patchwork Angel. They have such a huge range of fabric, patterns and notions that I barely scratched the surface!

Aren't my new playthings pretty?!

Be happy, Jess ;)


Elyte said...

I am so green. I was waiting for your blog to see how you went. Your work looks SO professional and gorgeous. Looks like you all had a great weekend and achieved alot. Well done. Don't lose the momentum.

bettsylyn (Lynda) said...

We had a great time didn't we? I am not as organised as you with a post on my blog yet though. I decided today to make my piece into a cushion but didn't get one stitch done. Now just remember to practice, practice, practice.

Debbie said...

I am looking forwards to some tips on how I too can do quilting. Looks like the weekend was a great sucess.


Jude said...

First try at your new quilting looks fantastic you can only go forward now. Like the look of your goodies as well.

Kelly Rachel said...

Wow. I love what you've done. I really want to learn machine quilting like that as well. Where did you take Kelly's class?