Friday, 14 September 2012

I really love this wall hanging

I attended a work shop by Melinda Bula, her work is absolutely stunning, I nearly passed out when she showed us what we were going to do. Undeterred head down transferred pattern, cut out bits, screwed up eyes to check values and would you believe the top was created in a day.

It was meant to be a two day workshop the second day was quilting it, but I was so terrified of messing it up and I could never do it justice, Robyn Fahy offered to take the wall hanging and quilt it for me and it is to die for. Robyn's quilting is very distinctive she free machines on her long arm, now it takes me all my time to free machine a quilt as you go block on a regular machine and about as far as I go for adventure is meandering. The feathering on this is all done free hand!! I tried it..... on my own machine on a wee bit, and there is no way I could ever do this, even with a pattern to follow..

If anyone has a chance to do a workshop with Melinda I strongly recommend it, it must have been the most enjoyable one and the first one where I have actually finished something!

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