Saturday, 6 September 2014

Machine Appliqué and quilting with Neil Chisholm

I had a great Saturday workshop at Kilmore Quilters with Neil Chisholm.

It was Neil's birthday during the week so we sang Happy Birthday and ate cake.....

Neil spent a lot of time with us explaining about threads and tension to get us started with some appliqué on some hearts. We tried blanket stitch or satin st. I wanted to make my satin stitch better so I stuck with that. We were all given a pattern to do, shown how to use the scan and cut, given some tips as we went.
A WALK IN THE PARK. (The pattern and finished project)

Here was the start of mine before starting to stitch. I decided to use Xmas fabrics to be different.
We were to try one flower before going on with the whole layout. There just isn't enough time in a day to do all the stitching, attach borders and quilt. So here is Neil giving us a quilting lesson.

Now for the whole design ironed on to the background ready to be stitched.
(Photo to come)

We had such a fun day. With lots of laughs all day. Can't repeat some of the topics but they were good. Made some people blush too.... Hahahahaha.
So go and have a look at Neil's work and the classes he teaches and workshops he holds.

Thankyou Neil


  1. Sounds like a wonderful workshop! Your applique will be beautiful!

  2. Looks like you got a good start on your project. Sounds like a very fun day.

  3. wow Jo what an awesome class and so much fun learning,i have seen some of his quilts ,when they won prizes in Melb,thankyou for sharing.xx

  4. Thank you Jo for your kind words. It was indeed a fun day and the photos are a great reminder. I look forward to a return visit at some stage! Cheers Neil

  5. Hello Jo, I too did a class with Neil, learnt alot. Glad you enjoyed your day. Hugs, O'faigh

  6. Cake and quilting what more could a girl want ...

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    1. Perfect post to share under our Machine Applique theme at TUesday Archives....thanks for rejuvinating it for us there!


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