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Sunday, July 6, 2014

A quiet week.........................for a change!

I had the dose of flu last week - that meant I could not go up the mountain and teach the lovely ladies in Maleny.....................but it did give me the opportunity to get into my sewing room..........


While tidying up I came across some of my work, and came to the conclusion.....


that sometimes "less" is enough. I don't think we have to "pack" too many stitches in crazy for it be crazy.


I use masking tape to mark the students "homework" on their projects - it works well as it does not damage the fabric and stays stuck for as long as you need it. This is Gwen's work - the seam treatment is found in my book on page 38 E1-E4.


This is more of Gwen's work ........


............... and some more ..............all these stitch combinations are also found in my book.


Now for Bettye's work - it is looking quite wonderful - when Bettye first came to my classes she was VERY opposed to BIG stitches - I am pleased to say that I wore her down and know she loves them!!!


One of the nice things about teaching so many classes is that I get to see lots of quilts and things - this quilt belongs to Gail who comes to two of my classes at the www.patchworkangel.com.au


This gorgeous vintage Singer is on display at the Patchwork Angel at the moment - and I want it!!!!


Jenny form my Maleny class had a great storage idea for her beads - a weekly medical dosage container ! Brilliant!

Till next class!
Jenny
XX

Monday, June 30, 2014

Suz's crazy quilt all done.............

I got a lovely surprise when I arrived at the CACA to teach my new class there..........one of my "students" from my previous workshops had something to show me.


Suz had bought in her completed crazy quilt (I am sooo disappointed at the quality of some of my photos)....................


...............Suz so enjoyed her first foray into the world of Crazy Quilting............


...........her enjoyment is evident in her work.








 
Once again, apologies for the photos.
And a big thank you to Suz for allowing me to show her work.
 
Jenny
XX
 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

A little bit of this and that................... AND some of Wendy B's beautiful work

I am desperately trying to get the layout right for this quilt..................


......................but I was having a few problems!!!


Namely, George and Squash!!


My lovely friend Sue, "offered" to make these two bags for me....................perfect for keeping all my crazy teaching "stuff".


Now, onto to some very very very pretty crazy .....................


stitched by Wendy B - one of my Tuesday classes...................


............... she has been working on this for quite a while now.............


.........................but it sure is worth the time we are spending on it.


...................it includes a naked nymph!!

 
See you soon the "second Tuesday of the month class"
XXXX

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Crazy quilting at the Angel

As usual, I enjoyed teaching at The Patchwork Angel www.patchworkangel.com.au on Tuesday............. the old church is looking very festive............


A few moths ago I suggested that we embroider an initial - just for something different to do............................ Elaine completed her K for her daughter's special birthday......


.....................it really is beautiful, interesting background fabric, gorgeous colours with quite wonderful silk ribbon embroidery........................


........................and a special message on the back. LOVE this................


Although, Elaine has been coming to my classes for a few years now, it makes me very happy that she is thoroughly enjoying working on her hexies from m my book "Foolproof crazy quilting"...............

 
As I have said sooooooooooooooooooooooooo many times before, what I really, really, really love about crazy quilting is that it is unique to the maker. My instructions on page 58 looked like this......................


..............and this is Elaine's version of the buttonhole fan seam treatment.


My instructions for a silk ribbon flower with stem on page 62 .................


and Elaine's version - so so lovely.


Her interpretation of the hexies is looking great.................


wonderful textures and full of colour.


......................buttons and trims...................................

Thank you Elaine, for allowing me to share your work.
Till next month.
XX

Thursday, June 5, 2014

In my sewing room...............................


I have been spending time sewing - but trying to sort the layout of a quilt is impossible in this house!!


I bought these tiered cupcake stands at an op shop - perfect for all my Perle threads........


..................busy working on my wool felt crazy!!

Till next time
Jenny
XX

Thursday, May 29, 2014

crazy quilting -double Tuesday class

As usual, the double class at the www.patchworkangel.com.au was filled with laughter, good food and wonderful work.

Bettye had the cutest little mouse pincushion - a gift from a friend.


I taught Gail to do twisted chain - one of my favourites .................


..............and she was off - creating this - wonderful!!


Valerie had some show and tell - Liberty hexies!


Buttons, beads and knots - a section of my green and pink crazy.


And I found this little boxed bag that I made a few years ago.
"one of the advantages of being disorganised is that one is always having surprising discoveries" Winnie-the-pooh.

Jenny
xx