Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Free motion Quilting Class

Last SaturdayI had a lovely day on a free motion quilting course here at The Quilters Cupboard near Durham. This was an example shown to us by the teacher for the day Carol Parker.
We soon set off with some basic free motion swirls and stipples.
Then we marked out some stencils to try following a line
Which soon grew into quite a complicated design.
which looks better on the reverse without all the blue guide lines but is still a work in progress.Although I had quilted before on my machine, the course gave me much more confidence to try more varied designs and lots of new ideas.
But I still have some way to go before I reach Carol's standard!
The rest of the weekend was spent finishing off the knitting. Jenny's jumper came together quite quickly at the end. The collar would have been better with a few more rows to make it bigger but because I knitted the sleeves a bit longer , I ran out of yarn. Knit in Sirdar Big Softie - it is lovely and cuddly to wear. I used tapestry wool to sew it together as the yarn was too thick to sew with.
And this week's scenic shot comes from the dining table where these lovely tulips from my friend Fiona are bringing a little hint of spring to our home.

Happy Quilting xx


Anonymous said...

your free motion quilting is absolutely beautiful, very clever, i really must try it , margaret

Kandi said...

Hi, just found your blog googling for Carol Parker. I had a class with her today the same one you had and it was wonderful. Nice to find another North East Blogger. I'll pop to see your new shop when I'm next in the area, good luck with it! xx