Tuesday 3 December 2019

2019 Wk 49 - Janet Clare Course and scrappy pennies

Richmond and Kew quilters organised a course at Janet Clare's studio.    It was the "Quilted memories to cherish" course, but it included drawing with the sewing machine - free motion sewing to draw pictures

I was well out of my comfort zone but really enjoyed the day.  These are my pictures:

I "may" have bought some of her fabric too!  My plan is a quilt alternating the medium fabrics with the light fabrics - and some of the dark squares will be the pictures rather than just fabric

She was also selling some felt:  So I had to buy some of that too!

On Friday I am teaching scrappy pennies and needed another sample, and on Monday I will be taking part in a Secret Santa swap at Richmond and Kew, so need to make something - for a while I was daunted by the work that I needed to put into both those events, until eventually it occurred to me that I could make a Secret Santa gift with scrappy pennies!!!

Do you remember the wraps we made a few years ago from Ikea fleeces?  I am now making another one, decorated with scrappy pennies!!!

I hope whoever gets it likes it!


  1. What a brilliant idea!
    Fabulous machine drawing too - you must be pleased with them. Didn't know that you were going to turn the course into a retail opportunity too - looks like a lovely haul! xx

  2. Looks like a great day out Benta, I have just made a Secret Santa gift from an orphan block so I think your doubling up is a great idea too :)

  3. I love your free motion drawing. Your pictures are wonderful. I also like the wrap. Whoever gets it will love it :)

  4. Oh, wow! Free motion drawing, how fabulous! I’ve been wanting to do that for simply ages! Sounds like you had a wonderful time, and fabric buying too! Your pictures are lovely, well done!
    I remember your wraps ..... great way to decorate them .... lots of stitches!
    Barbara xx

  5. The pictures are great, nice haul too. Good idea for the Secret Santa.


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