Tuesday, July 13, 2010

day two.

Sue Nickels.
Quilter extraordinaire!
And...
I got to take a class from her!
Here's my little practice piece of
Raw edge machine applique.
I don't have the blanket stitch on my machine...
so I zig zagged it.
It looks pretty messy though, huh?


aah! That's better.

I left all those threads hanging...
then Sue explained that I could...
use a
self threading needle
Pull the threads to the back and then...

tie them together!!

What a great idea!!!

If you try this at home,
be sure your threads are nice and long!

Two more days of quilt camp!
woo hoo!!

Look at this little guy enjoying the flower.
Can you see him?

I'd like to sit in a pretty place like that too!
By the way, it's Tuesday.
Oh...you knew that.
Today's the day to pick a winner!!
Drum roll please....
some vintage linens!
Yeah!!!
give aways are fun!

5 comments:

  1. how lucky are you!
    I love that quilt that Sue is standing in front of, is there a pattern for that?
    Can't wait to hear more about quilt camp and of course see what your learning!
    Kathie

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  2. I love the idea of using a self threading needle-I use an embroidery needle because of the big eye but this sounds even easier!

    Sounds like this is a fantastic quilt camp-love your painted fabrics.

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  3. I'm going to a lunch and lecture by Sue in October. You've have got me very excited.

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  4. Oh, I'm so glad you are having such a good time there Beth.

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  5. It looks like you are having a blast and learning a lot too! I can't wait to see what you learn next...

    Jennifer :)

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