Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Fun Day at Crazy Quilt Bee

As I've mentioned many times, Tuesday is a day I really look forward to each week. Our CQ Bee meets every week from 10 am until 4 pm and this week we were so pleased to have friends from our recent Tomball retreat join us.

Show and Tell is a necessary part of any get together and I took lots of pictures to share. Jan, created this wonderful needle case tuffet. This is a beautiful creation of Victoria Adams Brown and can be purchased on her website: Ribbonsmyth.

After seeing Jan's up close and in person I'm going to definitely order one to make. These would make beautiful gifts as well. I've included four pictures so you can see inside and out.

With the lid open you can see the pin cushion and the sheets for your needles.

The edges are beautifully trimmed with the hand-dyed rococo ribbons that Vic sells. As I understand this is all included in the kit.

Everyone was totally impressed with Jan's beautiful creation and I definitely one to make one.

Donna, from the Tomball group, had emailed me prior to the meeting and asked me to bring a piece of fabric and she would show me how to fold this origami kimono. On the right is the results. Isn't that the cutest thing?

I've included the ruler so you will be able to note the size. I was 1/2" short on the width but it still is so pretty.

I've never done origami before and was fascinated with the results. I've used a piece of gold dupioni.

Diana had just purchased the most beautiful vintage crazy quilt and I took many pictures of it. What an absolute treasure she found! As you can see by the ribbon attached it dates back into the late 1800's.

The silk is shattered in some places but it is still a masterpiece!

I will continue to post different pictures I took. I think we are all inspired by the vintage crazy quilts and I know I get so many wonderful ideas for stitches.

Note the flowers on the right. They are done with short lengths of thread and stitched onto a tiny rectangular base. I wish all of you could see them in person.


Melissa said...

Oh that tin is the Cutetest! I think I'll need to make one too after seeing these photos thank you for sharing her work! Her 7mm pink sweetheart roses look scrumptious too!

Allison Ann Aller said...

The kimono is so wonderful! And naturally you would choose that color... ;-)

Cathy K said...

Wow, now I get to see YOUR wonderful vintage CQ pictures! Isn't this great? What a resource! And I love your origami kimono, too!

Rissa said...

I am ashamed to admit that I am jealous! I would love to stitch with y'all weekly and if I did, I would be more prolific. LOL

The tin looks lovely.

Lin Moon said...

Thank you for those sharp close-ups of the antique crazy quilt. It's so wonderful to be able to see every detail - I really enjoy seeing the work of yesteryear...