Monday, March 29, 2010

Another weekend away....

You would think that after a wonderful weekend away hand stitching I would be content but circumstances occured which meant the next weekend I was up at The Patchwork Angel on the Sunshine Coast doing a two day machine quilting and raw edge applique workshop with Kellie Wolfsohn of Don't Look Now! You can see all her beautiful work on her blog. We started on Saturday doing the raw edge applique on our practice piece and on Sunday we started to quilt it. Here's Kellie showing us how to keep our quilting lines flowing.


And some demonstrations of how to follow her tecnique on a machine.

And at the end of the day here we all are with our practice pieces finished - taken inside the front of The Patchwork Angel. Thanks to Kellie and Penny of The Patchwork Angel for a wonderful time ( and Penny's husband for the yummy lunches.)

And for once I didn't come home and put my work in the UFO pile - I jumped straight in and made a cushion the way Kellie does. (My poor little bird doesn't have an eye yet though)



And here's the back complete with the zip I put in, which is explained in Kellie's patterns. It works well - you can hardly see it.



So now I have lots of new things to try and techniques to experiment with - I had a great time away but now I have to knuckle down and finish a few things.
The Patchwork Angel website - www.patchworkangel.com.au
The Patchwork Angel Blog. - www.patchworkangel.typepad.com/blog/

8 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow looks like so much fun Lynda and I do like your cushion...

Jessica said...

Hi Lynda, You've done a great job finishing your cushion! I'd better get stuck into finishing mine!

Cardygirl said...

Great cushion Lynda...I would love to that workshop! Nice to expand our horizons!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Looks great Lynda. Another finished project for a weekend away.

Farmyard Crafts said...

Wow Lynda!! It looks amazing!! How lucky for you to be able to go to so many retreats!!!!

Bec said...

OMG Lynda, where is that zip???? I could not spot it!
I'm very proud of you not adding your work to the UFO pile....I'm sure the cushion will be much used and admired....pleased you enjoyed your weekend, also heard on the grapevine that you have been catching up with Aunty at the craft show!

Teresa said...

Looks like a great workshop and I am impressed with your "sample". Sure makes a cute pillow.

sewkalico said...

Your cusion and quilting look amazing!