"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

More SHABBY ROSES, sneak peek, Tilda, and Mothers Day Mania!

I feel quite humbled when a fellow quilter likes one of my designs so much that they want to make it.
Last year's BOM, (and my first original quilt design HERE) - Shabby Roses - is still very popular. I will confess to you today that this quilt will always hold a very special place in my heart because every block represents an emotion connected with a time, place, or person in my life thus far. It was me allowing my 'voice' to flow through my designs.
Since then I have seen a number of completed Shabby Roses quilts and each one excites me! Seeing *my* Shabby Roses, made by hands other than my own, and transformed from the original with different fabrics or embellishments is amazing. 
Recently Anna Rosa posted her completed Shabby Roses quilt on her blog, and she has kindly allowed me to share the photo with you.
I have to say that I *LOVE* the 'smile' block, standing forthright in the bottom row! It MADE me smile as soon as I saw it! Anna, you have done yourself proud...your quilt is gorgeous. :-)
Anna Rosa is a wonderful painter, too. Go visit her blog HERE and drool over her amazing talent!
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My final Tilda fabric purchases arrived last week, all the way from Denmark. 

A lovely blogger, LONE, responded to my question about purchasing Tilda fabrics with news of a sale on these lovely fabrics at a store in Denmark HERE. Converted to Australian dollars they became a real bargain at less than $10 per metre, so LONE arranged for me to purchase some as I cannot understand any language other than English. LOL! 
Anyhow, the fabrics have arrived (thank you LONE!!), and I now have my own little Tilda corner of the sewing room! I have stored the fabrics in those lovely rose boxes I bought a couple of weeks ago. 
As soon as I clear my sewing table of UFOs and some secret new designs I'll begin my Tilda sewing.
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Here is a sneak peek of something secret...
...some lovely VERNA fabrics are going to play with my design and bring it to life. I'm hoping to finish this over the next week or so as what started as something small has grown in my mind and will be much larger and more interesting than I originally imagined. 
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Thank you to everyone who responded about their favourite threads! I'm now interested in trying Prescencia as a number of you mentioned them. I'll see what I can track down!  :-)

Don't forget, this week on our Gum Tree Designers blog we are having a Mothers Day Mania!! Free designs, recipes, poems and ideas to bless your mother this Mothers Day, May 9th! Be sure to visit HERE!

Vikki shared a gorgeous fabric envelope on Monday, and Fiona shared the sweetest stitchery today.
Tomorrow it's my turn to share something - wonder what it will be?
God bless all of you!
Hugs
Jenny
xxx

10 comments:

  1. The Tilda fabric's are just divine,I imagine you will come up with something amazing to do with them .
    Cheers Michelle

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  2. What a pretty name--Anna Rose--as pretty as her quilt. LOVE the Tilda fabrics.

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  3. Hello Jenny,
    So glad to see another in the Shabby Rose series.She did an awesome quilt. Hope mine is half that good.Looking forward to Mothers Day with some of my family.Have a great week,
    Maggey

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  4. It must be such a thrill seeing your designs being created around the world. Your boxes are so pretty for storing your projects. Looking forward to your next creation. Your mind must be ticking over all the time with fresh ideas.

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  5. Beautiful quilt from your Shabby Roses pattern. Love the new fabrics, have fun playing with those gorgeous Verna fabrics.

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  6. Hi Jenny,
    Thank you for this gorgeous design.
    As the weather is getting quite cold down here in Melbourne, I've had this quilt on my bed all week.

    Oh, those Tilda fabrics are so sweet. Can't wait to see what you do with them.
    Hugs,
    Anna

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  7. dear jenny i would like to give feedback about the design you have given on among gum trees blog today. i would prefer it to be private will you kindly email so i may share my thoughts
    thank you
    sharryn cuskelly
    sharriequilts@gmail.com

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  8. I know EXACTLY how you feel dear girl - it's mind-boggling to me when someone likes what I've created. Anna Rosa's shabby roses is beautiful!
    Great Tilda fabrics, Jen, what a lovely friend to help you get them at such a great price! Love your sneak peek - cannot wait to see what you're up to now!

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  9. A really beautiful quilt with your designs!
    Totally love your fabric :) and the wonderful story of your gran.
    I have a deep love for mine as well.

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  10. Anna did a beautiful job on her quilt.
    Going to visit the links now. Thanks for sharing them.

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