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Monday, 19 October 2009

Don't Look Now at Hettie's Patch!

Just setting the scene for you here. While I am writing this post Miss 23 is playing the piano in the background. I love to hear the piano! All of our girls can play (wish I could!) and the boys know the basics too. So I am having a lovely relaxed day which is perfect for this post!

This past weekend I attended a workshop run by Kellie (Don't Look Now) at Hettie's Patch. Kellie does such beautiful work! Go take a look if you are not familiar with it. Everyone had the best time and we all produced some great work! Thanks to Kellie, Lorraine, Leanne, Karen and Kate who worked so hard to give us an excellent workshop. If you ever have an opportunity to do a class with Kellie, don't hesitate. She is a great teacher with so many hints and tips that I found really valuable.

We had the opportunity to watch and listen to Kellie.............

..........and then it was down to work! At some stages during the day it was so quiet in the workroom! Just the hum of sewing machines. Of course, it wasn't that often, but we were all really inspired by Kellie's work!

This was my result. I love it, and whilst my work is not at Kellie's standard, I can see that if I practiced I would improve! I feel like I have the techniques I need to know to be successful. I think I will turn this practise piece into a pillow cover and I am going to practice on a couple of quilts this week to keep my momentum going!




15 comments:

picklesticks said...

It looks beautiful! I'm glad you had fun over the weekend.

Leanne said...

I wish I could play the piano also. It was good to catch up on the weekend.

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

That is going to make a stunning pillow cover. Your work looks pretty good from where I'm looking.

Lorraine said...

Nice work!! love the quilting....you are awesome! it was a great workshop wasn't it!!

Gina said...

What a great piece

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Kellie said...

Thank you so much for your kind words!! Workshops are only truely good when those that attend are also great value! Thank you for making my job easy!!!
Enjoy the music!

Colleen said...

Thank you for sending me to Don't Look Now. I love her quilting. I looked into a class, but the cost of going over the ocean is just to high! Lucky you got to take a class.

Katherine said...

Wow! You mean after one weekend with Kellie, you made this? Holy smokes, Kris. It's beautiful.
Now I have another reason for wanting to visit you Aussies. ;o)

Suzanne said...

Your sample is beautiful! Sounds like a great weekend-thanks for sharing with us.

Lotti said...

That is so pretty ... sounds like you had a great time. Love the piano.

Chookyblue...... said...

I would be pretty happy with that result too..........you did a great job..........

Jo-Anne said...

What fun! Your work looks like perfection to me! Good job, you.

maria said...

Hi there, well done it looks lovely.

Sarah said...

Your piece is AWSOME!!!! Lucky you. AT this rate looks like I will have to go to the Mainland to see her.

Jantine said...

Wow, it is nice. Why do you want to get up to someone else's standards? yo8urs are fine i think...