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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Crazy evening bags..................

My friend Sue, has been coming to my crazy classes for a while now. She makes the most delightful evening bags.......................she now sells them!!!
She had an order for a blue one.......................

................... with a silver bag frame.................


.......................flower cluster.............


silk ribbon roses+butterfly+bugle bead leaves..............


........buttons + silk ribbon + feather stitch ( I just LOVE feather stitch )


Beautiful work Sue!!!!!!!

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Jenny

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Crazy quilting .....................

I've been busy getting a quilt finished ( I was pushed for time) so I had to put my crazy away for a while.....................

.................it feels good to be doing it again.................


..........it's what I love to do......................



.....................I can lose myself in it.................


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Jenny

Friday, November 25, 2011

Crazy (quilting) friends....................

One of the best perks of teaching crazy quilting is the people I get to meet!!!!
The Saturday crazy girls EVENTUALLY got to "do" lunch............
Thanks girls.....

Jacoba, Debbie, Me, Lynnley, Sandra, Sharon and Sue.
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Jenny

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Crazy quilting by June

June's second crazy project is a book cover...............

gorgeous colours ...........


and clever seam treatments..........zigzag chain stitch + bugle beads + colonial knots


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Jenny

Friday, November 18, 2011

Crazy quilting - bags...........

Judy, Robyne and Wendy are new to crazy quilting - that did not stop them from producing beautiful work...........
Judy's little bag - apologies for not getting the photo right side up!!!

Judy's button cluster...........


.....yellow silk spider web roses.............. Well done Judy. Enjoy your extended holiday!!


Wendy discovered that she quite liked ribbon embroidery.................I can see why...........


Lace trim + rouched slik ribbon roses + ribbon stitch + pearl beads



Chevron stitch+ rouched ribbon roses........


Good to hear that you will be joining us again next year Wendy and Robyne!!!!


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Friday, November 11, 2011

Crazy quilting stitches for homework...........

Gail - this first seam treatment is for you.
Begin with a fly stitch - leaving quite a gap between each one - then add your bead - on one side add a lazy daisy with silk ribbon and one in thread to form the leaf for the bud - on the other side add three straight stitches (try not to make these too short). Goodluck!!

Jan - add a few ribbon stitches to your roses + bugle and sead beads + lazy daisy stitches moving away from the rose cluster to add movement and to use up space.


Jan - begin this fern type embroidery with stem stitch - then add ribbon stitches along the stems - but please don't do yours as "clumped" as mine - spread them out more.


Enjoy!!

Jenny

Crazy quilting - bags

Robyne arrived at Crazy Club as a woman with a mission .................

................ after a few lessons she had completed her bag................


..............she is now onto her next project...................




Very well done, Robyne, your first crazy is lovely.


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Jenny

Sunday, November 6, 2011

A breath of Brisbane air.............and June's worms!!

Chris, Judy, Rose, Jan and Mary ( I must persuade them to let me take a photo) travel from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast. They were so excited about this adventure into Crazy quilting. We did have one local, Debbie, who joined their class.
Mary arrived with this vintage suitcase stuffed full of gorgeous fabrics.............

She, apparently, is a "garage sale queen" - this dress is perfect to cut up for crazy................


Rose's Kaffe covered basket held all her sewing supplies.................


..................and some of her fabrics were bundled...............



Welcome girls is lovely to have met you!


Lets move on to June and her collection of sea creatures................


This little worm is my favourite - it seems to be looking at us.........




.................."wheat ear" sea weed............



little fishes - what neat and even herringbone stitches.............


...................octopus....................


..................closed buttonhole + sequins +bugle beads + some woolly thread




Another very talented lady in our group.

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Jenny

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tuesdays crazy class

As usual, the Crazy Club girls produced some beautiful work..........
Debbie's Christmas stocking - the beading queen!!

.......amazing, really...............

.........velvet ricrac..........


Debbie's vintage tin holds all her silk ribbon.......

Betty was sooooo happy with her "Mirandering" ribbon - she is new to our class - but not new to crazy.......



Marie's white on white quilt is coming along beautifully...............


As I have said many times before - Marie has the most incredible stash of crazy "stuff"............


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Jenny