Sunday, August 27, 2017

Yesterday

I went to Jiddi's Patch for a hand quilting class with Julie Adamson. I was a bit apprehensive as this kind of quilting is new to me, but we had a fun relaxed class and I learned heaps!!
Some of Julie's beautiful quilts she brought along to show us...all hand quilted and applique by hand too.

Isn't the detail amazing??

Class in action.

Julie showing us the rocking method

another of her beautiful applique and hand quilted quilts.

This is a shocking photo but this was my effort by the end of the class. We had to do a lot of quilting and then pulling out as we practiced in the morning. I was tired by the end of the class, there was so much to absorb!
Last night I was playing cut outs with these little people, I have one more to do, then they get ironed onto the centre of a quilt...yes I now I do not need another project to do!!! They are from the Freya and friends book.
But I was able to watch the
win the Bledisloe Cup, it was a nail biter there for a while, the cutting out was forgotten!!
The Supervisor and I went for a walk this morning despite the wind and rain and down in the park found these

Freesias growing wild. This is a sign to me that Spring is not far away! the perfume is already filling the house!!
I am off now to have some lunch and to get sewing.
Happy sewing and weekend.



12 comments:

Leeanne said...

The close up of the hand quilting is stunning! Your little folk sure are cute. My Freesia's are out too and what a fabulous perfume. Happy Sunday evening to you.

Kaylee said...

Interesting quilting, looks time consuming but impressive. Lots of work in your little people. Looking forward to seeing them on the quilt...

Raewyn said...

It sounds like a new challenge for you Sue :-) Wow, Julie's handwork is amazing and beautiful! I haven't seen any freesias yet but they cant be too far away! Very cute litle people!!

Pamela said...

The cut outs are cute! I enjoy hand quilting, but it takes a lot longer than the machine.

Jo said...

That quilting is amazing. I do enjoy hand quilting. Flowers are lovely.

Willsquiltnsew said...

Look forward to a demonstration of your hand quilting! Love the little people!

marina said...

What amazing hand quilting. It always looks quite difficult to do, how did you find it?
Love your little girls can't wait to see how they become a quilt.

Fiona said...

ohmy gosh.... her handwork is amazing.. all that quilting done by hand! I do love freesia's... the scent reminds me of my childhood.
How gorgeous is your new project...
Hugz

Julie said...

Some very beautiful hand quilting there Sue. I am pleased you enjoyed the class. Your little people look wonderful & I look forward to seeing what you do with them. Those freesias are stunning - I wish the screen was scratch & sniff :-).

Lin said...

Julie's quilts look beautiful! Gorgeous freesias, never seen them growing wild. xx

Ondrea said...

Woohoo! Free freesias. I can smell them from here. Julie's work is beautiful. I have met her a couple of times. She is such a lovely lady. My favourite of hers is the paisley quilt. I want to replicate that one day. Another quilt on my endless list of to dos.

Christine M said...

I did a hand quilting class with Julie many years ago. I was very impressed with what I achieved. Julie does the most amazing quilting.