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Monday, June 26, 2017

Classes and handquilting

Jocoba's plain hexies that I suggested we add to her crazy hexagons - something different.
Bees (page 88 and page 80 Foolproof Crazy Quilting)


Close up ..................


Another of her hexies - I love the textures created with the different stitches and threads.


OOO, Karyn's projects is coming on too - she is hoping to have it completed by Christmas. I cannot wait.


Lovely Sharon and her lovely work.


Deb's cast on flowers and little beaded leaves  (page 80 Foolproof Crazy Quilt Projects)


Another close up of Jacoba's hexies.


Kerry's flower - lazy daisy petals and woven spider web centre (page 94 Foolproof Crazy Quilt Projects)


Wendy M's ipad cover - cute!


Like quite a few of my students - we love Cottage Garden Threads


Gail's bed runner - always creative!


Jenny's beautiful silk ribbon work (page 34 Foolproof Crazy Quilt Projects)


Enjoying my time hand quilting this quilt - I need to get it done ASAP!
Till next time.
Jenny C



Sunday, June 18, 2017

A little bit of this and that.........................

I received this message from Doreen Parker -
"Hi, Jennifer, When I saw your woollen Apple core bag I just had to make one. I used curtain fabric samples and did the embroidery with Perle 8 and 12 and DNC cotton. I am really please with my bag. Thank you so much for such a lovely idea"


Here is Doreen's bag - no wonder she is please with it..........


I like her idea of the round handles. Her embroidery is so very pretty.
Thank you so much for sharing the photos, Doreen.


I had a few days between teaching and spent it in my sewing room..........


..................... stitching..................


My happy place..............


Back to some photos of my students work.
Christine has been coming to my classes for about 5 years now................

Her work is very beautiful ................


Very delicate


A golden spider


Clean lines


.........a crazy log cabin........


Wheatear and a dragonfly


Buttonhole fans and silk ribbon flowers


I have a grandchild on the way - one completed this little blanket and between classes etc I need to get a few more little things knitted.
Very exciting!!!!!

Till next time...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Narangba workshops

Elaine had some show and tell...............


Her work is so beautiful.


Jackie had her completed project to show us all.


All the stitches she learned in the workshops were applied to this very elegant bag.


Palestrina, cast-on stitch and dragonflies.


Ribbon stitch, buttons and beading. Jackie has used the stitches in such a creative way.


Using the fabric on the bag of the bag, she outlined the crane and added a few stitches - so effective.

 
Till next time.
Jenny
xxxxxx

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

MaryAnn and Wendy - best friends

MaryAnn and Wendy joined the class after attending my trunk show at the Patchwork Angel.

They are very different, as you will see from their work.
Wendy loves all things muted and antique looking.


Hearts with ruched ribbon garland around the edge.


Pearl spiders and cast-on buds.


Granddaughters' initials.


Gorgeous silk ribbon embroidery.


Angels and messages.


MaryAnn - likes a much stronger colour palette.


Busy prints


Silk ribbon embroidery


MaryAnn loved experimenting with different stitches.


She had a motto throughout the classes - "I don't unpick anything!"


Beautiful silk ribbon roses


Cast-on buds.

 
Needless to say, they were very entertaining in the classes.
 
Till next time
Jenny C
XX

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Inspirations Magazine and a quilt show

Honestly, being featured in the very beautiful "Inspirations Magazine" again, is a career highlight for me. I feel so privileged.
Here is a link to the magazines website: https://www.inspirationsmagazine.com.au/


The standard of all work in the magazine is awe inspiring, so I really feel the pressure when designing and stitching for the magazine. A big thank to Ellaine Bronsert for invitation.


The attention to detail of their embroidery instructions is quite something.


I was once again invited by the lovely ladies of the Maleny Quota show to have an exhibition of my work. This is the third time I have exhibited there, so I asked if I could display all the things I love to do. They said YES. So, I packed up a few bits and bobs............

Crazy quilting ( the top left crazy is not mine; its the work done by Linda in my Maleny workshops)


For the last 32 years I have spent all my free time: watching tv, travelling in cars, at sporting events etc etc doing EEP. It is my yoga and I LOVE it!!!


Did I say I love doing English paper piecing?? another love of mine is hand quilting.


Over the years I have collected vintage quilts and blocks - but I enjoy buying ones that are not completed. Working with vintage and repurposed fabric has always been a joy for me.

 
I had quite a lot of WIP's on display because I do hop from one project to another all the time.


My embroidery.


Fabric twine - my second yoga!


Boro - oh, how I enjoyhttps://www.inspirationsmagazine.com.au/ doing this too - its a great background for embroidery.


Repurposing !!! Love!!

 
I got to chat to so many people about my passion - it was a very fun weekend.
 
Thanks Linda, and the Maleny Quota ladies.
 Until next time.
Jenny C
xxx