Sunday, October 18, 2009

Benny's First Road Trip.......Don't Look Now!

Benny is upstairs resting! He has had a big weekend with loads of other Berninas, a couple of Pfaffs and an Elna or two.....! The class with Kellie at Hetties was my first chance to really bond with him and put him thru his paces with some raw edge applique and free motion quilting......apart from a brief hiccup late today he performed beautifully! Check out the great name tag that Leanne made for everyone (well.....almost everyone!)......

Leanne also made the wonderful goodie bags we all received......I forgot to take a photo of mine today and am too lazy (tired?....yep that sounds better!) to go upstairs and take one now.......well done Lorraine, Leanne, Kate, and all the others who put on such a great weekend! Of course the weekend wouln't have happened without Kellie flying over and teaching her techniques.......raw edge applique and free motion quilting........along with other tips for binding.....and inserting zips in pillow backs.....thanks Kellie! .................and here is the master at work.......(on Benny's big brother ...........!) (If you haven't seen Kellie's work before hop over to her blog - you won't be disappointed!)

....and here is a pic of my practice piece.......on the left you will see my first attempt at some free motion work......I was aiming for a line....I got a scribble!!...Kellie to the rescue and you will see her demo on the right.......something to aspire too! I was happier with the rest of the free motion work......practice....practice....practice.....!

....then came the quilting..........I was pretty happy with my efforts there......I haven't done a lot of free motion quilting and again this is something that only really comes with practice......Kellie had some of her fabulous quilts and pillows with her (Inspiration +!!).......there was one that wasn't there.....because I was lucky enough to win it in a give away on Kellie's blog earlier this year......and it lives with me in a place where it will be safe from dog drool (so not on the lounge!)

Leanne thought this pillow was going home with her........

...........nice try.......there were two Lorraine's and a Lisa with similar ideas...!! I'm pretty sure it was put back in Kellie's suitcase.......???

All in all it was a great weekend.....dinner on Saturday night was excellent......with Viv saving the day for all of us who didn't have any cash!....and thanks Kris......who had me stay over at her house last night.....(a sleep over.....so very high school!)....LOL....special thanks to Miss 12 who gave up her bed for me!

'Til next time......................Lorraine

17 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm all too envious...wonderful day quilting and gorgeous eye candy you've shared!

Karen said...

Your sewing machine looks like it has a gigantic throat area. Would be easier for machine quilting.

Stina said...

So much fun... this must have been a very well spent class.. I know I would have loved it!!! Who wouldn´t??? :o)

Chookyblue...... said...

what a great workshop...........would love to do this........

Farmyard Crafts said...

Looks like a great weekend!! Glad to see that Benny enjoyed his trip! How awesome it would be to learn from Kellie herself!!

Farmyard Crafts said...

Looks like a great weekend!! Glad to see that Benny enjoyed his trip! How awesome it would be to learn from Kellie herself!!

Amanda said...

It was a lovely weekend. Very well organised and lots of help from all the wonderful ladies for coffee tea and refreshments and it was a lovely bunch of students as well. I think everyone enjoyed the two days.

Leanne said...

I'm sure Kellie wouldn't miss that pillow when she unpacks her suitcase(evil laugh). It was a great weekend.

Suzanne said...

It sounds & looks like you had a wonderful time with Benny & the girls!

Anonymous said...

I love Kellie's work. I could never do it. I know it's just practice practice but I want it now!!! You did well Lorraine. Hope you've got your mojo back. Miss your posts. xx Sue

Doris said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend...I adore Kellie's work, I found her blog about six months ago and I've been obsessed with her stuff ever since!

Kellie said...

Thanks for the great company over the weekend Lorraine! I am so pleased that we got to meet! Thanks so much for coming!
.... I wondered where that pillow went to!!!!

AnnieO said...

What a fun post, Lorraine! You gals all appear to have enjoyed your workshop thoroughly :)

quiltygal said...

ummmm I've heard that youv'e got to watch that Leanne!!!..looks like a great weekend will wait to see what you make from it?are you going to the Craft show this year?

Maree: said...

What a Lucky Duck...Great Job on the Quilting...Glad to hear it all went well...so love Kellie's work..
cheers

Amanda said...

I really admire Kellie's designs....you must have had a great weekend, Amanda

May Kristin said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! I can see from her works that Kellie is a very talented lady!