Wednesday, April 6, 2011

spring break

I haven't had a lot of time for sewing lately. We've had some company and the kids had a week off from school for spring break. It felt more like winter break some days - spring is slow in coming in Alberta. So this is what I was busy making one afternoon. The kids and I built this enormous snow fort in the school field nearby. We had lots of fun :0) I finally managed to take a hand quilting class. I was doing a few things wrong and have now learned a better way to quilt.
This is the project from the class - I've nearly finished it. Don't look too closely at the stitches :0) It will take some time and practice to get shorter stitches again. It is now so much easier on my hands - I love it!!
Happy Quilting!!

12 comments:

Sue said...

The quilting looks good to me.

I can't believe you still have snow but I can see how they are enjoying it.

kayleighinstitches said...

You're quilting looks great!

Cheri said...

Oh Wow, great hand quilting, I think the stitches look nice and even. Fun snow fort!

Carol G said...

The hand quilting is beautiful. Will you do a post with some tips you learned? I could use it!
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Barb said...

what a great snow fort!
your stitching is so beautiful!

Lori said...

The hand quilting project is awesome! I'm sure it looks even better in person.

I am so over the snow...but that looks like fun anyways!!

LC said...

Nice... and we still have lots of snow in Edmonton. Who taught the hand-quilting class? I'd say you are a great student!

Crispy said...

Oooo your quilting looks wonderful to me!! What did you learn to do differently?

Have hope, we are finally loosing our snow and my friend in Norway says her snow is almost all gone too. It's bound to get warmer for you soon too :0)

Crispy

*karendianne. said...

Ahh, this is so pretty and nice to have the feeling of comfort in your hands!!!

Dixie said...

Your snow fort reminds me of the pretend igloos we used to make as kids. So much fun. Your hand quilting project looks great!

JohnR said...

Great snow fort! =)

Carrie P. said...

Oh, my your quilting looks great to me. Even when I think I know a skill, taking a class can be great. I always learn something new.
The kids look like had a great spring break even though it was snowy.