Sunday, 17 February 2019

A fun sewing day.

I've had a smashing day at Jaylaurs Sewing Workshop in Brigg, my friend Lynn came with me. We did a patchwork machine embroidery art quilt. It was a lot of fun. Although mine looks fine on the pictures, close up there are dozens of mistakes. I didn't like the Singer sewing machine very much, next time I will take my own. 
Wobbly lines of stitching everywhere.

I put a lot more stitching on the flowers to cover up for the fact that I struggled to follow the pencil markings.

The squares in the background are sewn on with zigzag stitch.

I didn't have time to put the binding on mine, so I will finish that off at home.

There were five choices of flowers. Originally I picked the most difficult, so I went for the sunflowers instead. Lynn made a fantastic job of the daisies, this was her first time of trying this.

An enjoyable day, great company, we had a laugh, and I learnt something.
ilona

21 comments:

  1. That is just beautiful! I haven't touched my sewing machine in about 30 years. I'm about to get it out. Maybe start with a potholder. Hmmmm!

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    1. Have a play with your machine and re discover your creativity.

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  2. Those are just beautiful! Can't believe you did them in one session!

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  3. Beautiful work Ilona, your work is always so bright and cheerful.x

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  4. Congratulations Ilona! It is just so bright and cheerful - I could not see any mistakes. There are no straight lines in nature! Matches the banner at the top of your blog page very well!

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    1. That is what I was thinking - There are no straight lines in nature. Looks good to me! I think they all look good!

      Taking a machine you are familiar with makes good sense because you are not learning the peculiarities of the machine on top of the new technique.

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  5. Beautiful. I love sunflowers. (I have sunflowers in my bird feeders so I guess I will have sunflowers growing everywhere) your embroidery is stunning and you certainly did a lot. Well done, so please you tad a nice day.
    Hazel c uk

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  6. You did a lovely job. So fun to get together and create.

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  7. Looks wonderful! I love sunflowers too and can see by the smiles it was a good day...

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  8. I love sunflowers.I think that you have done an amazing piece of work and I dont see no mistakes!.Like Jeanne says in the comment above,there are no straight lines in nature!.The only ones that turn out perfect are the mass produced factory sewn ones.I would much rather have individual ones likes yours and the other ladies there!xx

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  9. You've brightened up my monday morning with your quilting pics - absolutely gorgeous! thank you!

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  10. I would love to attend a workshop like that.. I think as soon as my hip is sorted and I am back to normal I may look into it

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  11. Sounds like you had a wonderful day, I love quilting with others it is always so fun. Your quilt turned out beautiful and the extra stitching is perfect, if in doubt fudge it!

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  12. Oh, I love it!! so bright and cheerful!

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  13. Oh i think it looks great. So bright cheery and colourful. Well done xxxx

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  14. I think it looks great, the extra stitching makes it look more realistic.

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  15. I think it looks fabulous Ilona x

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  16. Impressive. Not sure how long a session is but a lot got done in one session. It is always nice to get together with like minded people and have fun.

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    1. It was six hours, 10 till 4, with a break for lunch, and two coffee breaks.

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