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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Quilt of Stitches...FUN FUN FUN

A couple of weeks ago I attended a workshop at Steph's on doing a Quilt of Stitches (Bernina)...
a perfect way to learn more about my (nearly new) Nina and create a quilt at the same time...

The Quilt of Stitches lets you experiment with various decorative stitch options and interesting thread colours...no expertise required, just some curiosity and a spirit of adventure...
Why not I thought!!!




I chose prints from the Civil War range...
Collections for a Cause - Hope by Howard Marcus for Moda...


At present we are doing stitches on square solid fabric to cut up later to look like this...




This one was a completed one...
some of the girls are using darker solid fabrics...


Some of my stitches are a bit wonky...



Using some ribbon here (and getting better ha ha)



And these are some of the ribbons I may use...
This workshop is such FUN FUN FUN!!!
Thanks so much Steph for organizing this and also Jan for teaching us...
next time we have a lady from Bernina to come and chat!!!

And arm update...still CAN'T do apron up...
Physio said yesterday I should notice a lot of difference by Christmas...
so all sounds good, right???

17 comments:

Posie Patchwork said...

Looks fabulous, great to see you sewing with gusto again!! Thanks so much for coming to Shop Handmade, sorry it was my first day off in a year, due to head cold, but thanks for shopping with me, enjoy that heat pack. Love Posie

Kate-Show and Tell said...

Looks like you are having lots of fun with that....

Notjustnat said...

This looks like fun using decorative stitches on the quilt. You must better with your shoulder Dzintra. Glad to see you sewing again - Hugs Nat

Margaret said...

We are never too old to learn new tricks and your machine and you are off to a healthy start, good on you !!

Jeni said...

what a wonderful idea
looks fabulous......keep up the good work...............

Kath said...

What fun Dzintra. I'm glad your shoulder is improving if very slowly.
I used to say to Husband "it will never get better you know" but of course it did, but I am not known for my patience LOL
Love to all the family.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dearest friend, your work is exquisite and the fabrics, SO PRETTY! THE FUN PART OF COURSE, is the embellishment of RIBBONS!!! So Christmas is the prognosticated time for FREEDOM? I HOPE SO, I SO HOPE SO DEAREST!!!! Big hugs to you, Anita

rosie said...

What a great idea Dzintra.. you will really get to know your machine... xxx

Astrid said...

Ooh! It looks like tons of fun! I have yet to try out all the decorative stitches on my 'Nina'! Now I know what to do! :)
Speedy recovery on your shoulder!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dearest, thank you for stopping by; isn't that picture of the soldier looking at his baby just chilling with love?

HAPPY DAY Anita

Simone de Klerk said...

Wow, Dzintra, what a fun workshop. Love the stitches and thread you used!

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a great idea to use the stitches on your sewing machine! We always say how fast Christmas comes around, you'll be doing up aprons before you know it.

Sue said...

Wow Dzintra, your quilt is going to be wonderful. What great tricks your learning at that class.

ria vogelzang said...

This is so great! I also have a Nina ... ;) .... and I'm so glad she has a huge line of different stitches!!
Enjoy!!!
p.s. what lovely fabrics you are showing!

Jenny said...

Love the Civil war fabrics Dzintra... Let me know when you master those decorative stitches, I still haven't gotten close on my bernina!! I just go all over the place :)!! Sounds like your next workshop will be great though, thanks as always for sharing!
Have a great week!
Hugs
jen xo

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

Wow you will be having fun with this quilt. One of the most interesting quilts I have seen is a plain coloured cotton with all the different patterns from the machine. You have chosen some great material. How big is it going to be?
Christmas will be here before you know it. Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Fer (checking in when I can) said...

Looks great!

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