Once we felt a bit more confident with the free motion quilting, we then tackled trapunto quilting - a technique which I had never tried before. This was not easy, and to get a good control of her machine, Philippa quilts bare-foot - not something I'd ever considered before, but I have to say is does give you better control of the foot pedal.....
.....then we tried corded trapunto - another first for me! - and the effects were amazing!.....
.....I haven't piped anything since I did needlework at school, back in the dark ages!! - Philippa often adds a double or even triple row of piping to her quilts and it's effect is stunning. I really must invest in a piping foot for my Bernina.....
.....I loved the technique for corded trapunto and curved piecing so much I decided to try it on the bag front of a tote bag (I've been busy draghting a pattern in my head - more of that later!). Philippa gave me lots of advice about this future project. I really enjoyed my week away in Yorkshire - and doing this course with Philippa was just fantastic! Her quilts were simply divine - her work is extremely neat and precise, and she is so interesting and so exciting to listen to, and we were given so many tips and so much advice - she really was so very helpful and was so generous with her time - we all learnt so much from her - she really is the most brilliant teacher I have ever been on a course with!
Blogs I follow
These are the UK shops that I use to purchase my quilting supplies - fabrics and threads etc.