Monday, 23 November 2009

Lovely weekend

This weekend was very busy, but good. It was Rocheberie Schoolhouse Quilters' meeting on Saturday, with an inspirational talk by Gail Lawther - featuring her quilts from a recent New Zealand trip - and then on Sunday Gail did a workshop.
Gail is particularly known for her stained glass patchwork. Since I'd never done it, and the subject was half-timbered houses, I was quick to sign up.

Here is my effort all ready to be applied to its backing. The technique is using fusible bias tape for the timbers, and then sewing them down with a twin needle. Despite the fact that a twin needle came with my machine, I'd never used it, so this was new to me. I intend to make it into a 'Welcome' banner, for when I have quilty meetings at my house, and people are peering at numbers in the dark. This'll soon bring them to the right house!


Contented Caroline said...

Lynda it's lovely - I was very tempted to go too but hubby and I spend such little time together as it is I couldn't justify it.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Oh is stunning! I can't wait to see it in person and hear all about the workshop.