Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Learning to Quilt???


Today  was spent in the company of my Patch friends learning to free motion quilt.

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Our lovely teacher was Pauline who travels all over Aussie with her DH.
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It was amazing how quickly Pauline taught us to quilt in a straight line with our feed dogs down. Well pretty straight.
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Then onto mazes, squares, triangles, waves and sort of circles. My ended up looking more like an apple and peach so I gave them a stem.

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It was a long day as I left home at 8.30am and arrived home at 6pm.  I had lots of fun and learnt a lot.
When I got home my DH had prepared dinner so that was lovely.
 So nice to sit, relax and enjoy my meal.

21 comments:

  1. it really is just about practice.....the samples look great...
    Can I tell you how bad I want to be one of the heads bobbing in the ocean in your blog banner?
    I am telling you!!!!

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  2. I keep trying but it just isn't happening (of course - it could be do to lack of practice.) I so want to free motion quilt - maybe someday. Your's actually looks pretty good.

    Hugs - Marie

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  3. Oh Maria,
    I envy you so very much, your practice pieces look very good !

    I think it's just a lot of practice
    Unfortunately I can not do it ,also I should practice too:-)

    Hugs
    Rena

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  4. Looks like lotza fun with friends and machines...quilting along!!

    hugZ,
    annie

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  5. Sounds like you had a fabulous day!
    Your samples look sew good, I really need to practice lots!!! But finding the time is the problem for me(as well as for others I'm sure) Have fun, cant wait to see what you quilt next!

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  6. Ohhhh I want to learn too! I wish you had invited me! I'd have hopped an airplane & come for the day.... I wish!

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  7. Looks like a wonderful class. Your fmq looked beautiful!!

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  8. Looks like a great start.... it is such fun isn't it? A whole new dimension to sewing...
    Hugz

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  9. Looks like you are getting the hang of it

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  10. We had Pauline visit us here last year in Magnet for a day... she is so full of wonderful tips and tricks so enjoyed the day with her... would have loved to do the free motion with her... looks like you have picked it up quite quickly xxx

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  11. It looks like you guys really had fun and learned a lot. I am glad you were able to attend.

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  12. Looks like you had fun, and your machine quilting is great!!!

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  13. Hello Maria, enjoyed seeing your machine quilting.....our quilting group is having one in May.....looking forward to it.....Hugs Lyn

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  14. O LUCKY GIRL! What a wonderful experience! I remember two years ago when one of the local quilt shops let me help them make Christmas Ornaments -using all of their supplies -they had a big machine that you could do that on and she let me play on it -even through she knew I would never have enough money for anything like that! I was so honored!
    You certainly added a new talent to your quilting tools! : )

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  15. Looks great Maria...
    I missed Pauline when she was down this way..I would have loved to do the class..

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  16. Love, love, love your header photo. Congrats on the free-motion work, you've done really well.
    Ab xx

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  17. Your samples look great. I loved the day too and learnt so much.
    Pauline is one clever sharing lady isn't she?

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  18. Could I rent your hubby for just a little while? That was so nice! :)

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  19. Hello Maria,

    Fantastic work on the FMQ you have probably done a quilt by now.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Bev.xoxo

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  20. Your free motion stitching looks fantastic. How nice to have your dinner prepared :)

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  21. Maria,

    Your free motion quilting looks great. I must do some practicing like that!!

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