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Sunday, April 26, 2015


A collection of buttons ideas from pieces of my work.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Hexies, scrap quilts and crazy quilting...................

I have been quilting for about thirty years - and one of my favourite quilts to make are scraps quilts - and mostly I piece them by hand. I decided to empty my scrap basket a few years ago (some of the fabrics were about 25 years old!! and I suppose I should have just dumped them but no..................) so I made this HST quilt ......which I still have to hand quilt.

BUT I had so many HST left over - so I decided to EPP them turning them into hexagons (my absolute favourite quilt designs).

Its coming along quite nicely.....................

And I know many of the fabrics are very ugly but I am liking how it is turning out.

Back to crazy quilting -
I am always fascinated by people's stuff and how they store it!!

Beads ............

Deb joined my new workshops in Caboolture and seemed to take to crazy like a duck to water.

She is now coming to one of my classes at the Patchwork Angle too. We have time now to add the little extras that make crazy, well, crazy.



and more herringbone - and they all look so different.  Good work, Deb.

Another Debbie in my Patchwork Angle class has been with me for so long now.
Her work is always interesting.

Detailed but not fussy - which I like.

Zigzag chain stitch and silk ribbon embroidery.

Thank you Deb and Debbie for allowing me to share your work.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Brazillian embroidery and an O birthday!

At the end of last year I decided to teach ( to those students who were interested) Brazilian embroidery using the traditional rayon threads.

I made up a few simple samples and we off we went.

Gail, who always interprets my classes in her own way, has meandered her stem and embroidered some interesting flowers.

Gwen had an O birthday a while back - so that meant a party!

Food and a glass or two of bubbles to celebrate.

I took time away from crazy and did a bit of crocheting - making this shawl.

A while back, Christine bought in her framed crazy sampler to show us all. Unfortunately, the photo does not do her work justice.

Deb's work is coming together beautifully - I ma now working with her to make it all gel ........................

For me, there is such a fine line between too much in crazy quilting.

The birthday girl Gwen's work - always gorgeous.

So pretty. Very pretty.

Till next time.