my life in the land down under

Quilting Lesson #1


Okay, thought I’d better give a quick update on my first quilting lesson yesterday.

It was great!

I don’t have much to show for it yet as we have only just begun learning appliqué – I’ll post a photo of my first attempt when its complete (hopefully within the next few days).

I was horrified initially when I heard we were to machine appliqué as I had been practicing hand-sewing blanket stitch and had no idea of the machine settings to use. However, thanks to a helpful & encouraging tutor and a good instruction book for the sewing machine, we figured it out quite easily. The other ladies on the course seem to be in much the same boat so we were all learning together. My confidence is growing! I made notes and we have homework to complete before the next class in two weeks’ time.

New words to add to the vocabulary include vliesofix and whisper weft.

Later in the day my husband came home with a bunch of flowers and some Hersheys kisses as a way of celebrating the start of the course. 🙂

Flowers #1

Flowers #2

Flowers #3

I think he’s a keeper. 🙂


Author: Janice

Married to a very lucky man (he sometimes agrees), I'm learning to be a better wife, homemaker, & step-mum to two adult children and their other halves. I enjoy thinking, writing, nature, travelling, reading, photography and other creative pursuits, and spending time with friends & family (not necessarily in that order). I work part-time with children & their families. I have too much stuff (working on that) and am not a morning person... that about covers it for now.

6 thoughts on “Quilting Lesson #1

  1. First one is my favourite shot!!!

  2. So what do the words mean? They are new to me too!

    • They probably have different names in the States. Vliesofix is a double-sided adhesive for appliqué, Whisper Weft is interfacing which is ironed on to the back of the stitchery and appliqué panels to give them extra strength – you may know it as PerfectFuse Medium. A Google search turned up quite a few links.

  3. Beautiful flowers. Kiss him deeply!


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