Apart from my trips to Philippa Naylor in Yorkshire (and I've got another one of those coming up soon) I haven't been on an actual quilting class as a student for absolutely years. Well on Saturday my sewing bag was packed, my machine was loaded into the care, and I headed off, ready to do a super class with Alexandra Waylett at Kis Quilting Ltd, in Ipswich. I'd admired Alex's work for a long time, but never had the courage to do one of her classes before. This one was called Pebbles, and involved lots of cutting, and playing with colours, and lots of free motion machine embroidery...
...I had a FABULOUS day - Alex is a brilliant tutor and I had so much fun - it was just like adult play school! This is still very much a work-in-progress, (although I finished some of the free motion stitching at home in the evening) and I was pushed well and truely out of my comfort zone - and I loved every minute of it! I'm still deliberating what to make with this gorgeous panel. I've got a few ideas for making a sumptuous cushion, with a border of rich velvet or tweed - anyway, watch this space and I'll show you the finished article in a few weeks!
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