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Monday, June 30, 2014

Suz's crazy quilt all done.............

I got a lovely surprise when I arrived at the CACA to teach my new class there..........one of my "students" from my previous workshops had something to show me.


Suz had bought in her completed crazy quilt (I am sooo disappointed at the quality of some of my photos)....................


...............Suz so enjoyed her first foray into the world of Crazy Quilting............


...........her enjoyment is evident in her work.








 
Once again, apologies for the photos.
And a big thank you to Suz for allowing me to show her work.
 
Jenny
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Saturday, June 21, 2014

A little bit of this and that................... AND some of Wendy B's beautiful work

I am desperately trying to get the layout right for this quilt..................


......................but I was having a few problems!!!


Namely, George and Squash!!


My lovely friend Sue, "offered" to make these two bags for me....................perfect for keeping all my crazy teaching "stuff".


Now, onto to some very very very pretty crazy .....................


stitched by Wendy B - one of my Tuesday classes...................


............... she has been working on this for quite a while now.............


.........................but it sure is worth the time we are spending on it.


...................it includes a naked nymph!!

 
See you soon the "second Tuesday of the month class"
XXXX

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Crazy quilting at the Angel

As usual, I enjoyed teaching at The Patchwork Angel www.patchworkangel.com.au on Tuesday............. the old church is looking very festive............


A few moths ago I suggested that we embroider an initial - just for something different to do............................ Elaine completed her K for her daughter's special birthday......


.....................it really is beautiful, interesting background fabric, gorgeous colours with quite wonderful silk ribbon embroidery........................


........................and a special message on the back. LOVE this................


Although, Elaine has been coming to my classes for a few years now, it makes me very happy that she is thoroughly enjoying working on her hexies from m my book "Foolproof crazy quilting"...............

 
As I have said sooooooooooooooooooooooooo many times before, what I really, really, really love about crazy quilting is that it is unique to the maker. My instructions on page 58 looked like this......................


..............and this is Elaine's version of the buttonhole fan seam treatment.


My instructions for a silk ribbon flower with stem on page 62 .................


and Elaine's version - so so lovely.


Her interpretation of the hexies is looking great.................


wonderful textures and full of colour.


......................buttons and trims...................................

Thank you Elaine, for allowing me to share your work.
Till next month.
XX

Thursday, June 5, 2014

In my sewing room...............................


I have been spending time sewing - but trying to sort the layout of a quilt is impossible in this house!!


I bought these tiered cupcake stands at an op shop - perfect for all my Perle threads........


..................busy working on my wool felt crazy!!

Till next time
Jenny
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