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Monday, January 19, 2015

A New Year teaching crazy quilting.....

It's a new year and I am back teaching - I have two new classes at the Patchwork Angel and with various groups. Its going to be a busy year - which is nice.

One of the classes I teach is this little 6" sampler quilt.


However, I can live vicariously through some of my students - like Wendy B. I do not have the time to do everything I would like - so, with Wendy, I can suggest projects for her and we experiment on her work - such fun.


Cheryl - 2nd Tuesday of the month class - her work is beautiful and I so appreciate her enjoyment of my book (Foolproof crazy quilting) - this is her interpretation of the seam treatment found on page 54 - F's.


In fact, they are many seam treatment from the book in her work. But they look so different to mine which is good.


Her colour palette is gorgeous.


As is her work.


Bullion rose buds .


Button clusters and butterflies.

Once again, thank you Cheryl for allowing me to share your work.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Vickie - Calondra workshops

It's great to be back teaching after a lovely Christmas spent with my family.

The Caloundra workshop is completed but thankfully I have some beautiful work to share.

I apologise for the poor quality of my photos. However, it seemed that I was very good last year and Santa gave me a beautiful new camera for Christmas. (I just need to figure out how it works!!)

Vickie is a very accomplished and beautiful embroiderer - so it was no surprise when she produced wonderful crazy quilting.


Spiders and seahorses.


Button clusters and fuchsias.


Beading and ruched roses.


Ants and bullions.


Did I mention that her work is beautiful?

 
Here's hoping that when the Caloundra group have joined their blocks they will let me know so I can take some decent photos.
 
Thank you so much, Vickie, for allowing me to share your work.
 
Jenny
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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

What a year............................Jan from the "Fat Quarters"

I was looking to delete some photos from my overloaded iPad only to discover that I have so many gorgeous crazy quilting work by my students that I have not shared.

So I will begin with Jan from the "Fat Quarters" in Maleny.


Jan's work is a reflection on her outgoing personality.


Bees buzzing around roses.


Her silk ribbon embroidery is luscious!


Herringbone with a difference.


Jan's interpretation of whipped spider web and woven picot.


This beading is one of Jan's favourite - I can see why!


Looped stitch flower.


I love her colours too.


Button cluster and couched ribbon.


Ruched ribbon roses.


            some more interesting herringbone!!


Beaded rounded petals (pg 83 Foolproof Crazy Quilting)

 
Thank you for allowing me to share your work, Jan.
Looking forward to seeing you in the new year!!
Jenny
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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Linda - from the "Fat Quarters"

Phew, I now have time to post. What a busy last 6 months...............

Today I am sharing Linda's  (from the lovely "Fat Quarters" group in Maleny) work.


It is still a work in progress but, as you can see, Linda is a bit of a perfectionist.


None the less, her work is expressive .........................


.........and her choice of colour is rich ...............


Linda likes a bead or two..........................


Her button flowers..............


Rouched ribbon garland.....................


Plume stitch............ it makes me happy to see my students using my book (page 44)


This is great................


Loop stitch flowers..............


Linda did a great job on this seam treatment on page 30 (Foolproof Crazy Quilting)


Cute spider.


Her colour choice is soooo good,


More of Linda's silk ribbon work.


As I have said before, I so enjoy seeing all the unique takes of crazy quilting.
Thanks for allowing me to share your work, Linda.
See you all next year.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Judith from the "Fat Quarters" workshop.................

Oh, how I love teaching crazy quilting to students who are new to embroidery..............
Judith is a prime example.....................
Her exuberance, both in colour and stitch size, is palpable...........


I also enjoy her sense of freedom..........


and enjoyment............


It's hard to believe that the blocks she is working on are only 6" square.


Filled with embroidery.........


She worked from my book "Foolproof crazy quilting" and my influences are there but stamped with her own style. Beading detail page 30


Judith, like me, LOVES colour...................


herringbone....................


The beading detail on the left is found on page 81 (Foolproof crazy quilting)


Well done Judith, I cannot wait to see your work completed.
Thanks for allowing me to share your work.
Jenny
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