The Friendship Quilters get to work.

I’m a bit slow in getting to the computer this week. I am working on a piece to enter in QuiltCon if that’s any excuse…

Back to Paradise Sewing last Tuesday morning ready  for a complete change of pace from the machine quilting the day before …

After a short demo everyone got to their wool appliqué, choosing fabrics from their kit boxes to cut and stitch down.
IMG_3941I always offer lots of color choices for my students and it can take a long time for some people to choose their favorite.IMG_3947But somehow this time it seemed like the cooler temperatures (for San Diego!) led to a definite bias towards the fall flavors…
IMG_3950The morning was spent tackling the appliqué before everyone started to add some embellishment in the afternoon.

Stem stitch and lazy daisy…
IMG_3951 And all sorts of everything on this one…IMG_3954And just like that the class was over and it was time to pack up once again!

On Wednesday I was booked for Embroidery and Beading for Quilters. We tried some embroidery stitches on the printed samplers.IMG_3969The weaving and wrapping techniques led to some interesting results!IMG_3971We opened up our bead packets in the afternoon ready to stitch on to the quiltlets included in everyone’s kits.IMG_3976 Time to smile…
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We talked about how to sew beads on so they don’t come off and then tried seed stitch, some different ways of making lines, and daisy stitch…
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then stacks and dangles!IMG_3979We also tried some edge treatments but everyone had packed up before I remembered I was supposed to be taking pictures…

Two fun days of workshops.

I just had one more adventure before I came home. There will be pictures… very soon!

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