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Mon 5-Mar-12
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Hattie
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Not long ago I came across these beautiful patchwork animals by Bryony Jennings & I thought you might enjoy them too. 

 

http://hiddeninfrance.typepad.com/hidden_in_france.....imals.html

 

"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

from Les Miserables

Mon 5-Mar-12
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Amazing, aren't there some very clever people out there!

Trying to enjoy life as it is

http://www.letertregites.com

Mon 5-Mar-12
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I agree, quite amazing, thanks for sharing Nadinecheers

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Beautiful

Mon 5-Mar-12
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wave Quite amazing and the expressions are so realistic.

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Thu 15-Mar-12
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Crikey!

They are amazingly good.

Never knowingly underfed

Thu 15-Mar-12
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Bryony has given a link to this site, (Lori Marie) and by wandering around this site, I saw this :

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a fabric-lover's dream .........

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Live life to express, not to impress
Don't strive to make your presence noticed
Just make your absence felt"
Mon 26-Mar-12
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A collection of many patchwork-makers work¦¦ a stunning page of colour & joy.

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/49182185@N02/favorites/

 

"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

from Les Miserables

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wave  Are they not just beautiful?  Such an amount of work going into many of them.  I love them.  Thanks Nadine.

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Mon 26-Mar-12
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Isn't this one beautiful too?

 

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All these are tempting me to start sewing again. I used to do a lot of patchwork at one time & I have a vast hoard of material scraps as well as yardage. 

 

"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

from Les Miserables

Mon 26-Mar-12
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Go for it Nadine! You can sew for pleasure instead of for a deadline cheers

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wave Hi Joanna,

I never had to sew for a living as my job was designing (on paper, or actually on the dancers/actors). I very occasionally made a prototype costume or sample of the treatment on it if I thought the actual maker or dyer didn't understand what I wanted. Luckily I worked with an immensely talented group of people over the years...they were a great bunch of Living Treasures & I am eternally grateful to them. The great thing about a theatrical production is that it exists as the sum of the experience & talents of a large group of people. That is what I always loved about it & thank my lucky stars to have been able to spend my working life enjoying it's challenges. 

 

"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

from Les Miserables

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I see. You certainly designed some inspirational stuff. Still go for it though cheers

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I am very impressed by this picture patchwork from Australia. It is fairly unusual to find something so lively & painterly in this medium. I wonder what other pieces this couple have produced.

 

http://melibismakingthings.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/.....ntion.html

 

Ah, I did find a bit more about them & my instinct was right that he is a painter & she is the quilter.

 

http://www.mooneevalleyweekly.com.au/news/local/ne.....08575.aspx

 

"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

from Les Miserables

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I also found this piece of patchwork quilting which I love.

 

http://quiltdolls.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/quilt-gui.....lenge.html

 

I think I am more attracted to the more asymmetric works rather than the more common block-y pieces; well, at the moment anyway, as I have some ideas for paintings etc on my mind. It takes me a lot of thinking before I actually start. I keep an ideas notebook in which I write & sketch things.  

 

"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

from Les Miserables

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