What a busy week, Last Monday I was able to do a 2 day class through The Gold Coast Quilters Guild with Sue Spargo,
We were given our kits only 9 days before the class and told we had to do homework.! We had to applique 56 yes, 56 leaf shapes onto a piece of hand dyed wool fabric The leaves were cut from various fabrics wool, cotton, silk velvet, etc I spent the weekend before class getting them onto the fabric
We then learnt how to layer other fabrics onto the leaves and then were shown how to do various embroidery stitches and beading to embellish. It was a fun 2 days and I have kept doing more at home, eventually it will be quilted and become a wall hanging.
These are Sue's Leaves on her completed quilt. Melissa, also showed us some felting techniques and showed us how to make a cute covered button. After the last class some of us went out to dinner with Sue and Melissa. I can't wait to get the new book by Sue .
Yesterday I went to the Brisbane Squilters Monthly Get to Together at The Quilters and Embroiders Store in Salisbury, After a little retail therapy, I just had to buy some perle threads and some Aurifil Lana wool threads for the leaves. We had a tutorial By Julie D on how to back baste applique. A very nifty way to applique. Will have to practise that.
I bought this fabric as a group I go to are doing a Classic Burgoyne Quilt and of course nothing I had was suitable, I am about 3 weeks behind most that have already started. I bought this fabric, On sale too 40% off. I wasn't sure but I have just completed the 1st block and I think it it looks pretty good .
With this I am using a vanilla Emma Louise quilters muslin.
All these little bits to put back together, I have several options of how many blocks to make as to what size this quilt will end up..... I'll put a pic up of the block tomorrow.