Monday, August 2, 2010

Weekend workshop

I've not had time to get around blogland, I've been busy with visitors and I've been to a weekend workshop. Do you recognise this person? It's Kellie from Don't Look Now. Lucky me and double lucky me because I did the workshop with my daughter who came all the way from New Zealand to join in the fun.
Retro Mummy, Corrie did a fantastic job of organising the weekend and it all went like clockwork, have a look at her blog to see more pictures and news of the weekend.
This is Corrie's cushion which Kellie was demonstrating on and the level to which we were all trying to mimic. Of course it's all about the practice and experience, there was no getting around that.

This is my humble wee cushion, I didn't quite have enough puff to get the quilting finished.
That's Corrie on the left and Kellie on the right, two gorgeous ladies.
Here's a group photo of the rest of us. That's my DD, Amelia on the bottom left and I'm on the bottom row, 2nd from the right. This is the very first workshop that Amelia has ever done and her excitement was contagious.
We had a practice at some different quilting designs that Kellie demonstrated and drew up for us. I've promised myself to spend at least ten minutes a day practicing. You can hold me to that.
Amelia bought her youngest with her, I'm allowed to show a picture of 11 month old Noah. Note the food all over the floor.
He'such a dear wee boy, so easy going. If his eyes look funny, it's because he's got a squint that needs correcting, He even has the cutest glasses to wear. His Dad was left at home to look after the three girls.
Amelia and Noah are going home on Friday so we have a lot to fit in before then. I'll be back when things get back to normal because as you know, there's no normal when there's a baby around.

52 comments:

Marls said...

What a wonderful experience for you all to attend a workshop by Kellie. The cushion covers look great.
Nice you could share the day with Amelia.

Oops-Lah said...

You lucky duck! One day I want to take one of Kellie's workshop as I'm a big fan of her work and designs. You did very well with your tree and your quilting looks excellent!

Christine said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend and little Noah is very cute.
Enjoy the time with the two of them.
Happy quilting
Christine

jean said...

Janet, sounds like a wonderful weekend, how lovely your daughter could join you. You'll have a wonderful week so enjoy and don't worry about returning this comment with an email. I totally understand time is precious.

Kathie said...

oh how adorable Noah is and I bet he is keeping you busy!!!!
your pillows look great how fun you and Amelia took a class together, now will these be presents for the girls when she returns home?
Have fun this week enjoy every minute with both of them.....
Kathie

Shirley said...

I wish I could get my girls interested in making anything. Rachel won't sew a thing and Sarah can do it easily but won't. One Day. Glad you had fun though and your quilting looks pretty good to me. Little Noah looks very cute.
Love Shirley.

Corrie said...

thank you so much janet for coming! But oh dear Kellie and I look so tired in that photo...it was a long weekend!

noah was a little angel and I have the cutest photo of him asleep in his pram for my next blog post!

your work is amazing and it was such a privelege to have you there and some of your gorgeous family! I've asked kellie to squeeze me in for 2 workshops next year and I'm excited already!

keep up the practice but your work is already amazing!

thanks for coming
Corrie;)

Barb said...

I just love her blog but it took so long to load up that I don't go over there often.

I love her applique technique, now does she just go over her stitches three time around the applique in the same stitch? Or does it matter.

I am so envious, your project looks awesome.,

Wisdom.Courage.Love said...

Noah was such a lovely bub and so so very good!! I loved it when he was playing with the fabric and having so much fun!! Looking forward to seeing what you are up to on your blog, but in the mean time enjoy the next few days with your lovely family...

Jessica said...

Hi Janet,
Kellie is great isn't she! Your piece looks great too!

Miriam said...

Isn't Kellie a wonderful teacher!!!
Noah is a real cutie!
What a wonderful treat to be able to take a class with your DD. Enjoy your days together while she is here.

Alice said...

Wow, your quilting looks great.

Jackie said...

What a terrific class!! Kellie is right, practice makes perfect, but you know that. I think your doodles look just as wonderful as the quilting!! Can't wait to see your project all complete!

Rachaeldaisy said...

I'm so impressed with your quilting and your beautiful tree!! It would have been a great workshop to attend, especially with your daughter. Noah is just the cutest little darling!!

Cath said...

Janet, What a wonderful weekend - I was very nervous beforehand knowing there was such experience in the room but it was just a wonderful creative environment, everyone learnt so much in 2 days and had a great time thanks to the very talented Kellie. Little Noah was such a gem playing in the corner, hope you are all having a great week together. I have been looking at the work on your blog today and your quilting is breathtaking! Don't forget to practice your swirls! Cath :)

Piecefully Pam said...

Oh my! I could simply squeeze Noah in his stripes! What a cutie he is. ; )

I KNOW what FUN you must be having, dear Janet!!! Enjoy every minute of it. And hugs to that excited Amelia too!

How lucky and wonderful for the two of you to take such an AWESOME class!!! Quite magical... Thanks for sharing.

Meredith said...

Glad to see you had a nice time. I bet you were pleased your daughter was with you. Very cute whimsical design.

Meredith said...

Glad to see you had a nice time. I bet you were pleased your daughter was with you. Very cute whimsical design.

Crispy said...

Oooo the project you were working on is beautiful!! I bet little Noah was totally spoiled by you all LOL.

Crispy

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

What a fantastic class. I'm so jealous. Good job and Noah is the cherry on top. Precious.

Pat

Stephanie said...

Beautiful quilting. How awesome you were able to take the class.

Lori said...

How fun to be able to do the workshop with your daughter!! You must be having fun with little Noah. He is so cute!!
The cushions are so pretty. You did a fantastic job and I'll look forward to seeing it done.

Terrie Sandelin said...

How fun to workshop with your daughter! The quilts are gorgeous and I love that textured quilting.

Notjustnat said...

Glad you had a fun day with your DD. Must be nice to take workshop together. How cute Noah is! Thanks for sharing your fun day - Hugs Nat

Terry said...

How exciting to have a class with Kellie! And how lovely that your daughter got to come and take part too! Love the cushions! :0)

alobsiger said...

Oh my gosh, how WONDERFUL -- taking Kellie's class with your daughter AND a visit from that adorable wee boy?!?! Over the top! And look at all that beautiful stitching -- gorgeous, precise, and so compact. I would love to take a class from Kellie.

Darlene said...

Taking a wonderful class while making memories with your DD = a delightful week end.

Noah is adorable, Janet.

Joanne said...

Beautiful quilting designs.
You will be amazed at the results if you quilt 10mins a day - good luck!♥

Leslie said...

Aren't workshops just the best?! They get us to try and do new things. I think this is the first picture of you we've seen, nice to meet you!

frayedattheedge said...

The cushion covers are fabulous! I must start practising my machine quilting I haven't done much recently (and the little I did today was just fun 'scribbling'!) Noah is gorgeous!

Marieke said...

Enjoy the stay of your daugther and grandson! What a beautiful quilt pillow did you make! Georgeous!

Janet said...

Your work is lovely! How fun to take the workshop with your daughter! Enjoy yout time with little Noah - he's a cutie! :0)

Karen said...

Lucky, lucky you!! I love Kellie's work. I bet her workshop is amazing.

Cardygirl said...

What a great opportunity to have a workshop with Kellie!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Holy cow. How amazing. I can't believe how good these look. I would love to take this class.

Jan Marie said...

oh, I am so jealous. I love kellie's quilts and that looks like a great workshop. Have a fun week.

Julia said...

OH, how gorgeous Janet that you and your DD did the workshop together,,,I wouold love to do that w/shop.
Noah is so cute, enjoy your time with them and get lots of hugs while you can..
Julia ♥

Barb said...

Noah is adorable!
love the machine quilting - I see you have what we call "snails on fire" -

Sarah said...

Noah is such a cutie! Enjoy your time with him.

quilltr said...

What a fun weekend you had. Your quilting is excellent, and I can't wait to see the finished project. Those designs look mind-boggling to me!

Munaiba said...

Janet your cushion doesn't look like you need practice at all it's amazing. Well done!

Stitching in Sydney said...

Hi Janet was lovely meeting you in the weekend - it really was a great workshop. Enjoy the rest of your week. Caroline

Mrs Quilty said...

Wonderful quilting!! Beautiful and what a cutie pie Noah is!

Kaaren said...

Your quilting is amazing, Janet.

I can just imagine the fun you must have had at the workshop, especially sharing the time with your daughter. A special time indeed.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh.My.Gosh! I'm SOOO envious! I knew they were having the workshop, but I didn't know YOU were going to be there too! I sure wish I could have been there with you all!!!

Ann Champion said...

It looks like you had a fun workshop? It's so nice your DD and GS could be there too! Your cushion is beautiful..and so is the quilting.
Noah sure is cute! :)

Chookyblue...... said...

funny about this post.........I was just at Lynda's blog and saw the group photo and thought of that looks like Janet but it wouldn't be.......then I come here and see it was you......lol...........lovely that you got to do the workshop with your daughter too..........

Duyvken said...

So great to meet you at the course, your work is so beautiful!
And Noah was a star!
From the other Amelia :-)

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh that quilting is wonderful! I wish I could do that, but I just can't. Noah is adorable! And your daughter looks like you!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

That looks like it was a lot of fun! I love the quilting diagrams...I need to practice my free motion quilting. I can do stippling very well, but not many other designs. The quilts in the photos are all so beautiful!

Munaiba said...

Hey Janet
this comment has nothing to do with the post but I know you are interested in Broderie Perse and so I thought you might be interested in this link from The Quilt Museum of Ne England:
http://www.nequiltmuseum.org/museum/current_exhibition.html
Cheers
Munaiba

Kim D. said...

Oh, Lucky you Janet! Looks like a wonderful class and your pillow is gorgeous! How fun to have your daughter and grandson there also.