Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Beavering Away

I have been busy working on some of my own work but also getting ready for the start of my classes at Currie High School. The taster sessions went well with the Monday session full to overflowing, what a buzz, and the Thursday class was quiet but I enjoyed it.

On the Monday one of my students mentioned she would like to make a Christmas table runner and so I made this one this week, I hope she likes it, it certainly went down well on Thursday and so I shall carry on and layer and quilt it.

I bought the Latte Quilt book more years ago than I care to admit. It was about the time I bought my Bernina 180 with Artista V1 software and I thought at the time it would be a good project to really get to know my machine and software. I read a lot of reports about there being errors in the book so being new to machine embroidery I thought I may be biting off more than I could chew and so left it for another day.

In the meantime I was busy with City & Guilds courses and the Judging course altogether 6 years of learning and of course all of my classes.

Earlier this year I bought a Bernina 730 and Artista V5 software. I was also looking for a new challenge. What better way to learn the new machine and software than to make the Latte Quilt. I already had the fabric and book and so this month I embarked on making the quilt.

This is the first block, the Parasol Block. I am working with a lovely lady called Serena who teaches the Latte Quilt online. The class will run for a year and I will post my progress.

I am going to make one more of these blocks this week as I await Lesson 2 at the beginning of October - I can't wait.

I have already learned so much about my new machine and the new software and am looking forward to learning so much more over the coming year.


Uniquely Yours Creations said...

oooh, I love that Parasol Block
Carol! It's gorgeous.
How did you do the leaves
on the first pic? Are they
fused? I really like that look.

MargaretR said...

I love the work at the top of the post so much, but also like the table runner and that block. Mmmm! You obviously like V5 and work well with it. I think I will carry on using V4 which I do like, though I don't make a lot of use of these days. you have once more inspired me to do some more with my Bernina emb Module. Have you ever used the Embird software at all.

maggi said...

The leaves and the table runner are both lovely. I have had an embroidery machine for nearly two years now and have only used it once. I really do need to spend time getting to know it!

Sandy said...

Wish I were in your classes. Wonderful pieces.

Auntie Pam said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh I like the lacieness of the parosels. I can see them done in pink or lavender & the alternating solid squares of pink or lavendar moda for a little girls quilt. Nice job.

Auntie Pam from Sunny (106 degrees) So California/USA

Rosalind said...

I did exactly the same ie 180+software+Latte quilt book. My machine and software have both been upgraded but the book is still looking at me!
I am so tempted to get started after seeing yours :o)

Jaye said...

Hi Carol,
I really like the look of your leaves piece at the top of your post.

I also like the block with the lace umbrellas. The arrangement of the umbrellas really gives a different look until I looked closer and saw the umbrellas.

Thanks for reading/following me at arquiltmaker.blogspot.com. I was helping my mom set up her new blog and saw that you were following me. I have moved my blog to artquiltmaker.com./blog and hope that you will come over and take a peek there as well.

Julie Bagamary said...

The leaves are beautiful!