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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Another wonderful crazy quilt................

Oh my, what a wonderful surprise - Lenore had her beautiful crazy quilt to show me.
Lenore took part in one of my 6 class workshops.


She thoroughly enjoyed creating her masterpiece.


..................her enjoyment is evident in her exuberant stitching............


....................her colour palette is right up my alley - LOVE IT!


As I have said, sooooooooooooooooooo many times before...............


...................what I love most about crazy is that it is unique to the maker.


I teach the same stitches to 8 people in a workshop, and each quilt is totally different to another.


As teacher, what I find so very rewarding, is not so much that the quilt the "students" produce is beautiful, but that they enjoy the process of crazy quilting.

 
Sweet little bugs are scattered through her blocks.


Hearts and buttons.


One rather large spider!!


Pretty flowers, bows and beads.

 
Thank you, Lenore, for allowing me to share your beautiful work.
Jenny
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Sunday, July 6, 2014

A quiet week.........................for a change!

I had the dose of flu last week - that meant I could not go up the mountain and teach the lovely ladies in Maleny.....................but it did give me the opportunity to get into my sewing room..........


While tidying up I came across some of my work, and came to the conclusion.....


that sometimes "less" is enough. I don't think we have to "pack" too many stitches in crazy for it be crazy.


I use masking tape to mark the students "homework" on their projects - it works well as it does not damage the fabric and stays stuck for as long as you need it. This is Gwen's work - the seam treatment is found in my book on page 38 E1-E4.


This is more of Gwen's work ........


............... and some more ..............all these stitch combinations are also found in my book.


Now for Bettye's work - it is looking quite wonderful - when Bettye first came to my classes she was VERY opposed to BIG stitches - I am pleased to say that I wore her down and know she loves them!!!


One of the nice things about teaching so many classes is that I get to see lots of quilts and things - this quilt belongs to Gail who comes to two of my classes at the www.patchworkangel.com.au


This gorgeous vintage Singer is on display at the Patchwork Angel at the moment - and I want it!!!!


Jenny form my Maleny class had a great storage idea for her beads - a weekly medical dosage container ! Brilliant!

Till next class!
Jenny
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