Sunday, 29 August 2010
I made a needle keep. Now this embroidery is my first time at this style ... I have done simple back stitcheries but nothing like this before - so be gentle with me - lol.
I used all DMC threads and a bit of silk ribbon that I had. Those bullion flowers needed to be bigger and the leaves as well - but I am happy with my first attempts.
Okay ... a reminder that in 4.5 weeks I am teaching at the Australian Machine Quilting Festival in Adelaide 1-4October .... they have added another class on Friday - so if you wanted to do my class but it clashed with something you were doing on Saturday - you can now do a Friday class - yay!
And then it is only another week and I am off to Massachusetts USA to do a class at the home of Zentangle with Rick and Maria - I can't wait for that either.
Happy quilting for now ... Hugs Jane x
Sunday, 22 August 2010
I did utilse the quilting space to showcase some background filler quilting and a few ideas I have for border treatment.
In October I will be teaching a class at the AMQF in Adelaide ... this is a machine quilting show that is open to both longarm and domestic quilters ... it is set to be a great show with fantastic teachers both Australian and International ... go and check out the web site and book in for a class.
Below are more pictures of this quilt so you can see the closeup of quilting. I have used Zentangle patterns and modified them to be suitable for quilting. Enjoy
This border pattern is based on the Zentangle pattern "Paradox"
Vist the AMQF website here to book classes in Adelaide. I hope to see you there.
Happy Quilting for now ... Jane x
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Australian Machine Quilting Festival 1-4October 2010 in Adelaide ... classes will book fast!
zentangle blog ... janemonkstudio.blogspot.com
Now ... back out to the quilting room for me ... Happy quilting ...Jane
Saturday, 14 August 2010
I will be teaching at the AMQF (Australian Machine Quilting Festival) in Adelaide 1-4 October 2010.
You may have noticed that Zentangles are taking the world by storm. Zentangle® is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity as well as improving your dexterity and pen control. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being, even if you thought you couldn’t draw ... you really can, one stroke at a time! I have taken Zentangles one step into my world of quilting where I use this method of drawing to discover new designs for background fillers. Inspiration is everywhere we look, even in the fabric we are quilting. So come along to this hands-on class where I will teach you how to draw simple, beautiful Zentangles and then how to adapt these patterns into background fillers for your quilting.
And for those of you who were wondering, I have the founders of Zentangle, Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas’s blessings to go ahead with this – so a big thank you to them and their trust in my ability. I will be flying off to the USA the following weekend to do a Certification Class with Rick and Maria in Massachusetts... so I will be one of the first people in Australia to be a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher).
Now my internet connection has been slowed do snail pace ... uploading pics is painfully slow. I will post a few photos here by Tuesday (when my provider resets my connection speed) ... so come back and have a look – I’d love to hear any comments. In the meantime – head on over to the AMQF and check out their classes – they are for both longarmers and domestic quilters ... it looks all set to be a great festival and I am sure happy I am going!
Happy Zentangling for now ... Jane
Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Rae made this lovely Ricky Timms Convergence Quilt and added the lovely flowers... I have stitched around each flower and then filled in the aqua coloured blocks with a simple background filler. The borders are done with a freehand leaf vine with a repeat of the flowers in the corner blocks. It is a very cute little quilt.
The quilting machine has a lovely drunkards path quilt on it at the moment ... another custom quilt that I am enjoying quilting...I have always wanted to make one of these ... one day!
Happy quilting for now ... Jane x