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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
XXXX

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.

xx

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
XX

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tuesday class - Last Tuesday of the month ..........................last one for the year!


After my walk, I set off to teach the very rowdy Tuesday (double) class.


Bettye, (yes, she is little and yes, her framed crazy is BIG) bought I her completed crazy to show us.  Bettye has been working on this over the past year and a bit.
This photo does not do her work justice. so many hours have gone into creating her masterpiece. Well done Bettye, what an achievement. XX


Valerie also had her framed ZOE on hand.
I worked with some of my students on silk ribbon embroidered initials this year. Lots of fun and with silk ribbon embroidery its quick - instant gratification!


Pretty with some butterflies and ladybugs thrown in for good measure. I am positive that Valerie's granddaughter is going to love it too.


Valerie has completed her sewing caddy - lovely and bright and bold.


This is her back panel.


I made mine a few years ago - using wool.


This my back panel.


Debs is working on a ring cushion for her son's wedding next year.


We are working to create simplicity.


Bettye arrived bearing Christmas gifts for those in the class.


She went to so much trouble - miniature Christmas boxes fill with miniature "stuff".


Karen got started on her crazy elephant.


And Valerie bought in some chocolates to share.

See you all at the Christmas show and tell on the 13th!!
XX