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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Busy, busy, busy

I have been a tad busy of late - but its all good stuff really.
I was invited by the Maleny Magic Patchwork shop to host a little exhibition of crazy quilting and embroidery to celebrate their 2nd birthday.

Thanks to Heather, Judith and Cilla it all looked great.
A big thanks to Judith too, who served tea and coffee all day!

Elaine's peacock crazy always causes a stir.

Jan from the "Fat Quarters" group had a novel way of displaying her little blocks that she did in a workshop with me a few years ago.

My quilt and books and Heather's gorgeous tea cosy a WIP.

Crazy quilting everywhere.

All different and unique.

Heather's work - oh, my gosh, the photos I took are soooo bad! I think I was too busy chatting...

Once that was done, I had time to baste this clamshell quilt which I am making for my mother in South Africa.

I basically have TWO weeks to hand quilt it ...................

And with all the teaching that I am doing at the moment its going to be tough going.
Wish me luck!


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Crazy quilting classes..................

Firstly, I apologise for the quality of the photo of Wendy M's crazy project. It is framed behind glass and that always causes issues. It's a pity because Wendy has done such a great job .............

I travelled to Dalby for a few workshops recently - so that means I have to take pack a few samples of my work.

Sue was working with my books in class - makes my heart smile.

Elaine is back to her hexies after taking a break to work on her Brazilian embroidery.

Ellenore, too, found this UFO stashed away.

Wendy M is making a few purses.

She has completed her beautiful teddy - just a few more seams to go before the big reveal.

Linda is also coming to the end of her mammoth project - another big reveal soon. Oh happy days!

I am pretty excited about it.

Deb F's pretty Cretan stitch combination.

Her Mom's silk ribbon garland

Deb's Brazilian embroidery.

Karyn's work.

Oh my, Lorrae's crinoline lady is looking gorgeous.

As is Ellnore's UFO.

And I made a little sewing clutch the other day - just for fun.

See you soon

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Bits and pieces of crazy quilting......................

When I was writing my second book "Foolproof crazy quilt projects" I took some photos of the work in progress. Choosing which pincushion went with which project was fun to do.......... I made a few of the pincushions myself - like this one - I added a little walnut shell filled ball to a small china thingy bought from a thrift store.

This cute silver pincushion is from my collection.

I have a few favourite projects form my book and this sewing basket is one of them.

Lesley R, from the very friendly country "town" of Dalby, made this heart after doing a workshop with me.

Then she made another. I can safely say that Lesley has been bitten by the crazy quilting bug.

Betty Johnston made this little purse after attending my workshops in Caboolture.

Quite spectacular.

Thanks again to all those who have shared their work.
Jenny C

Thursday, May 26, 2016

i get excited.......................

I tend to get a tad excited when I see finished projects. Claire arrived with her wonderful wall-hanging which she worked on in my classes at Maleny Magic.

Claire's work is full of interesting stitch combinations.

Quirky spiders................and couched thread

feather stitches, wheatear, buttons

bugs, whipped chain, herringbone etc,etc,etc

a little bit of Brazilian embroidery here and there..........

I so enjoy her clean seam treatments.................lovely and strong...

just one or two bits of braid or trim..............

.......everything else is created by her.............

...that includes the beaded daisy chain in the block below.

Thank you, Claire, for allowing me to share you beautiful work.
Jenny C

Monday, May 23, 2016

Teaching with Foolproof crazyquilt projects

I have now been teaching at Maleny Magic for 18 months - its a beautiful drive up the mountain and the gardens are lovely too.

Bev's crazy is looking beautiful too..............

The blue background creates a striking backdrop to the embroidery.

Heather and Cilla are making the tea cosy from my book - Foolproof crazy quilting I encouraged them, just for a change, to use a single piece of fabric instead of piecing the cosy.

Heather cut up a jacket she has not worn in years

Isn't the red glorious.................

as is her embroidery.............

It's always so exciting for me to see what is created in my workshops.

I am so fortunate to teach this creative form of quilting.
Thanks for allowing me to share your gorgeous work, Heather and Bev.
Jenny C