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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Crazy quilting party and Fool Proof Crazy Quilting ............

The end of year Christmas get together at The Patchwork Angel www.patchworkangel.com.au was packed with happenings!!
Firstly, we got to view the most beautiful antique crazy quilt c1885 - a truly magnificent quilt.....................


 No touching allowed.........................


Penny had received her order of my book "Fool Proof Crazy Quilting"


The girls saw my quilt for the first time ..................


My husband Vaughn was there and as you all know, I could not have written this book without his help. Here he is wallowing in the applause !!!


Vaughn and I................


then it was time for show and tell ...........I unfortunately did not get to photograph every one's work.
Here is Rosemary and her double wedding ring crazy quilt..........


Debbie's WIP waistcoat..............


Anne's cream quilt and Elaine's vibrant peacock wall hanging.


Marie's work........


............................the other side............


.................. and the other side.................


Gail's bag..................


My book is based on crazy hexagons and some of the girls have began working on their version  - these are Rosemary's

Gwen's pretties..........

 
I do so love the back of crazy quilting..........


Cheryl bought some of her beaded ladies to show us................


This one is not as demure as the cream one!!


Rosemary's beaded goose


and my books.........................!!!

Thank you to all my "students" at the Angel for the support and interest shown during the book writing process.
Have a happy Christmas and see you next year!!
XXXX
Jenny

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Embroidered pony!!

Well, there is a first time for everything!! I have been teaching crazy quilting and embroidery for many years - and have been asked to help with designs on a great many articles - but this was a first. Debs bought this little horse and asked for my help............


So she unpacked all her "stuff"..............


........................... and between the giving and receiving of Christmas gifts............which ranged between little needle cases.....


 hand made candles.....................


................"baked goods".............................


We came up with this.......................... one cute little pony/donkey/horse!!!
Cute isn't it???

 
xx
jenny

Friday, December 13, 2013

Beautiful silk ribbon roses

For some reason so many of my photographs on this  day were not up to scratch -  I did however, mange to salvage a few of Lenore's work. Which is a good thing..............


I LOVE the contrast between the lovely soft ribbon roses and the sharpness of the bugle leaves .....................


Only one more photo of Lenore's work unfortunately ...................

 
I promise to take a lot more of her work next year!!!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

crazy quilting - Caloundra workshop

Margaret decided to use Aunt Grace fabrics and make a little wall hanging for her granddaughter - crazy quilting style.
She has added the cutest little buttons - little bullion bunnies...........


Butterflies...................... beaded flowers.


Couched ribbon roses, pigs and dragonflies..............


Feather stitch, chevron stitch and rouched ribbon.


Butterflies all in a row.............
 

The sweetest little colonial knot teddy and a fairy or two,


Silk ribbon flowers........


I love these flowers!!


And this square is my favourite!!
There is so much for Margaret's granddaughter to discover in all the squares.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Caloundra workshop - Ann's WIP

Ann's colours are great - the chevron seam treatment's detail is quite wonderful


Ann's use of the pointed beaded petal


Spider web rose with silk ribbon and whipped spiderweb stitch - love it!!


And this is my favourite ..............


another use of the beaded petal.


Cretan stitch detail - another winner


Chevron stitch and dragonfly


Love this so much I just had to have another view of it!!

 
Wonderful work Anne!
See you next year!!
XX
jenny

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Caloundra workshop - Ros's WIP

Ros chose to work with a black background


I need to apologise for the poor quality of my photographs............


......................but you an still see all the detail of her work...............


............great use of colour.......... I LOVE the beaded flower in the corner............


................the feather stitch is completely transformed by the rouched ribbon roses and fly stitch leaves.........


good detail on Ros's chevron stitch............


......................my way of marking homework - on masking tape - works well!!


Alternating chain stitch contrasts well with the silk ribbon roses...............


How about the buttonhole wheel and fly stitch seem treatments - nice buttons too !
Great work Ros - see you all next year!!