Monday, May 23, 2016

More class time

Today was the second day of the Irene Blanck class, we had a closer look at some of Irene's quilts
this wonderful quilt has this...

wonderful fabric on the back

beautiful leaf quilt

a close up of the clam shells...this class is happening in Geelong on July 15th.

a beautiful hexie quilt

detail on the top

Irene herself

and this is where I was up to at the start of the morning...I forgot to give the birds a branch to sit on and legs!!

now I am launching into needle turn applique!!!! Aaaghhhh!!!

One happy group of students with Irene...Jill with her version under construction
Look at these two!! You can see we had fun!


Showing of a tiny bit of work!!!
And then it was home time, which came far too soon...and this is where I am up to now
I need to add more flowers and leaves but will get to that sometime!!!! We had a wonderful two days, I would be happy to have another day tomorrow!! Irene is a great teacher, we had so much fun but learned lots as well. 
Irene challenged us to a Mintie wrapper competition today, I managed to get a length of 50 inches,  and the four who had a go were given a pattern each!! How good is that!! This is the pattern I chose
It is called Gardenhurst....something to add to the to do list!! it was very generous of Irene.

Back to reality now, I had better go and sort some dinner!!
Happy sewing.





15 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

Sounds absolutely wonderful....

Cheryl said...

Wow lots of gorgeous inspiration Sue. Look forward to seeing more of your progress

shez said...

wow Sue what a wonderful day,the quilts are amazing and your piece is looking fantastic,see you soon my friend xx

Jo said...

Irene does do some lovely work.
Glad you had a good day. Enjoy your dinner

Willsquiltnsew said...

Looks like loads of fun, look forward to seeing your quilt in all it stages....

Moose-ings said...

Looks like you had a great time! I really like that leaf quilt, might have to check out that pattern.

Raewyn said...

Oh wow, lucky you, it looks and sounds like a wonderful time was had by all! Irene's work is gorgeous - hope you're having fun and success with the needleturn. What a beautiful sunrise you had 'yesterday'!

Anthea said...

sounds like a fab time Sue... I must go check out Irene's designs, they look wonderful... well done on your 'ripping' win too, woo hoo! x

Leeanne said...

Mouth watering quilts! So nice to have a good teacher.

Ondrea said...

OMG your applique is looking fantastic! Love those colours. Looks like you had an awesome time with some fun people.

marina said...

Irene is such a fun tutor!
Love your applique project it's looking great!
You know you'll be hooked now?
Happy stitching

Helen said...

Looks like a great workshop, love your pattern :)

Elyte said...

Looks like a fabulous day. Congratulations on your win. See you on Saturday.

Fiona said...

wow, a lovely workshop and amazing quilts to see. I love them all. Welcome to needleturn - I haven't done heaps but I do love thelook and your medallion is looking fantastic. Great pattern too... - you have some work to do now!!
Hugz

desertskyquilts said...

I love all the applique you've been doing! I've felt such an urge to applique the last few months. I hope it lasts, because I need to finish this year's CQ project, and THEN I can applique again. I may have forgotten how in the last five years! Thank you for sharing those beautiful quilts!