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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Emotional, that how I feel.......................... part 2

This work belongs to Suz..............................

Novel ways of utilising buttons ...........................just love it................


Her "fillers" work so well.................


Her seam treatments are interesting....................see what I mean about her buttons???

 
......................more delightful buttons............
 

glorious colours and luscious silk ribbon flowers.........

 
Great work Suz.....................................I cannot wait to see this altogether!
 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Emotional - thats how I feel.............

I have to be honest, I often feel very emotional when I see the work that is done by my "students". It is evident from their work that they have thoroughly enjoyed the process of crazy quilting. I have often said that one of the main reasons I love crazy quilting is that it is unique to the maker. I have taught the same stitches etc to a class of women and all their work is different - it's almost like a celebration of their interpretation of the stitches and techniques I have taught them.

So, these very feelings of emotion came over me when I popped into the Caloundra group to oversee the completion of their workshop.

Lenore's work featured in this post - and Suz and Anne's work in the next few posts - is quite wonderful.
Lenore used conquered the oyster stitch and turned them into half flowers along a seam.


.............silk ribbon roses..................


Bouquet of silk ribbon flowers


............ants, a trellis of sequins and buds. Not to mention the embroidered motif - which was white and Lenore changed it completely with her embroidery!


Oh my gosh..............buttons, sequins, beads etc etc etc
 
Wonderful work Lenore!!!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Drum roll please!!!

Eleanor never does anything in a hurry...........................this beautiful piece of work has been around for a while...................but it's FINISHED !!!


.................every month in my class we have discussed and planned what goes where................


....................... it has been so worth the effort and time spent on it...............


...................... very beautiful..............


.................perfect stitching..............................


......................I think we have worked well together..........


Eleanor should be very proud...........


.....................as I am........................


We all need a bit of help from our friends - here is Elaine, Eleanor's BFF, holding the frame for the photo shoot!!


Till next month!
XXXX
Jenny

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

...................double trouble Tuesday!!

The last Tuesday of every month is a big day for me - but I love it. Most of the lovely have been coming to my classes for years - Gwen, Valerie and Debs have been my "students" for about 6 years!!!!!
Its a lively, rowdy class!!


My teaching hoop for the day!!


Anne had some interesting stuff to show us..............


...................everything "back in the day" was so pretty.....................


....................pretty little buttons on my bag............


Debs' initial is looking gorgeous!


............the flowers I taught in the class worked well in her work................


....................so pretty...................

 
Lots of fun and stitching on my BIG Tuesday!
xx

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A little bit of this and that - crazy quilting classes

My odd little bug - one of my first crazy projects..................

 
I came across these photos of my students work that I had not posted on the blog..................

Ann's completed square - gorgeous stitching!!


The beginning of Gail's initial...............


Fly stitch and colonials on Gwen's work.......


Detail of Gail's crazy kimono


Karen is working on her black sampler from my class last year..........


Gail's initial I looking good.........


Lorrae - the beginnings of her L


Cheryl's bag quilt - the colours are beautiful.......

 
Till next month!!
XXXX

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Inspirations magazine........

The inspirational "INSPIRATIONS MAGAZINE" has featured "Foolproof Crazy Quilting" and me in their latest edition.

http://www.createinstitch.com.au/


I feel privileged....................


...................as I have drooled over the work published in this magazine for years...........


...................... and a review.....................

 
I feel blessed today.

Karen's cute crazy...........

Cute is not normally a word used to describe crazy quilting................


.......................but, in this case, it is the perfect ................... Karen's crazy quilt. made for her grand daughter, is so happy..........


................it was a bit of a challenge as no hard embellishments could be added - for safety reason..............


but......................... Karen did manage to create texture and detail with thread and embroidery..........and a few motifs.........................


.....ants, spiders, bees, seahorses, dragonflies............all add interest and topics to discuss with her grand child.................................. I LOVE THIS!!!

Thank you so much for sending me your completed quilt - I enjoyed helping you create this cute, cute, cute crazy quilt.!!