Monday, June 1, 2009

Off to Quilt Class I go......

Tomorrow I will be spending two days with Deborah Louie learning to machine quilt using my domestic machine, *grin* boy am I excited! FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY I will get to learn properly!

Soooo many things to take, gosh this isn't like packing for Girs Day Out at Nundle earlier in the year. I have HEAPS more stuff to take..... Gosh, and my clothing bag isn't here yet either!

I am sure my trip in the morning will involve some of this fog that I saw Friday morning on my way to Honeysuckle Cottage's BIG sale. (soon to be online for those of you that were unable to attend)

And no doubt I will see some good views, as the road I travel involves alot of hills and windy dirt roads.... ALL of my trip is dirt road, except the tar roads in the town of Bundara itself!

For the course I am taking my recently aquired open toe foot, had a quick try out this afternoon and I LOVE it!


This is someone I will be leaving behind while I am away, our Jack Russell.

The picture only shows one of the two geese we have (thanks Nat!). If the geese see me on the telephone they like to make alot of noise - they watch me and when my mouth opens they sqwark!


I was trying to get this bag finished in time to take with me but when I pin the bag base to the bottom of the bag I keep having too much bag.
Feeling frustrated with myself so I have put this aside to look at another day.


I have packed this HALF quilt top to ask Deborah about - should I attempt to quilt it myself or send my first quilt off to the quilters......
The final quilt will be 5 blocks by 6 blocks.
What you can see here is 3 blocks by 5 blocks - HUGE!
These are the Chapel Hill flannels I bought from Kerry at Cottage on the Hill just after the Girls Day Out in the Country.


This quilt top is also coming with me, to find some borders, backing and binding.
This is flannel, Sole by Valori Wells.


Another baby quilt top finished.
This is a Rosalie Quinlan deisgn - Baby Zak's Quilt, and I have fussily used American Jane's 'Look and Learn' fabric line.


So now you can REALLY see that inspite of not having much finished for May that I have indeed been very busy sewing up a storm! (both this post and the previous post 'One Two or Three')
These last few pictures aren't the best, my camera is really really low on batteries so I will give you some better pictures next time.
DH has some days off work to look after the children while I am away. I am sure he will be kept very busy!

17 comments:

Kate said...

You have been busy! Have fun at your quilting class, look forward to seeing all your masterpieces :-)

Karen said...

Busy, busy lady;) I love your baby quilts. I wish there was a class like the one you're taking close to me. Maybe you'll be able to give us some tips when you get back;) I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun.

Amanda said...

Have a great time - you sound really excited. You should try a quilt-as-you-go method for your huge quilt, it really does make home quilting something that big a possibility. I'm looking forward to hearing any tips you pick up!

Chookyblue...... said...

have a wonderful time away from the family learning to quilt........
in your last quilt make the 2 into 2 quilts not one.........
and dirt road where would we be without them........lol

Wendi said...

WOW!! What beautiful quilts!!! i LOVE the quilt bag up in the second picture. Did you a certain pattern?

Linda said...

Hope you have a great time away Bec. You have been busy with all those quilt tops. Looking forward to all your tips on your return.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Bec, these are beautiful. I especially love the star American Jane quilt! Have a wonderful time at your class!

Farmyard Crafts said...

They'll see you coming Bec... you'll be the one with the semi trailer coming after you.... to bring all of your stuff!!!! Hope you have a wonderful time away! :) Looking forward to seeing what you learn!

Kerri said...

How lucky are you. Have a wonderful time. Im very jealous. Wish I could come too. Love all of your quilts. They look great.

Lynda said...

You will have the best time - Deborah Louie is a wonderful teacher and knows so much.

maria said...

How exiting. I hope you have a wonderful time.
Your quilts look lovely.

Quilter Going Bananas said...

I hope you learn lots of good tips and tricks and then you'll be machine
quilting all these quilts in no time at all, right?

Look forward to your report of your
quilt class....

Myra said...

Wow! Loaded post! 8-)
Good for you with your 2 days away, and brushing up on your quilting! Wish I could take a 2 day class like that! Looks like a wonderful drive/view to get there too. 8-)
I think your DH will indeed have his hands full hey!?! lol!
You have definitely been busy with your sewing. Good for you!
Happy stitchings!

Sarah said...

HI Bec,

Looks all set ready to go. I hope you enjoy yourself and learn lots! I really like the colours in the quilts 4th and 5th down.

Let us know how it went!

Kim said...

Good luck! Hope you can share some pointers when you return. Have fun.

Guðrún said...

You sure have been busy. I love the last top (they are all beautiful). How long drive is it?

Eileen said...

I really love the photos from the vehicle.. with the fog and the roads.
So I guess you had a great time! Can't wait to see the tops all finished up. but I'm sure it will be a while.. there were a LOT of them. I especially loved the American Jane one.. of course. :-D