Friday, August 27, 2010

8th Friday Show and Tell!

It's a big one this week! You'd better go brew a good cup of tea or coffee and settle in for some wonderful eye-candy.
Let's begin with two completed Shabby Roses Quilts - both gorgeous!

Carrie's version of my quilt had me intirugued from the start. She used fabrics that weren't what I'd expected - so much so that she called her quilt, Retro Roses, and I *love* it! Visit her blog for close-up photos of the blocks - it's so worth it.
Kathleen's (Cottonreel) quilt is also a stunner! And what really impressed me was the quilting - she did it all herself on an ordinary domestic sewing machine. It's just beautiful! See more photos on her blog. 
Virgina in Chile has been working on her Daisy-do blocks, and she's added beading to the daisy centres - very effective and so pretty!
 Fiona has also made a start on Daisy-do, and once more a very pretty display!
Fiona is also working on the August Re-Invention Challenge by felting old jumpers (sweaters) - I'm looking forward to seeing what she makes. Maybe next week a photo, Fiona? :-)
(I felted some last year and had forgotten about them - hmmm...maybe I should dig them out and have a play myself.)
Now to some clever girls who have been making things in the August Re-Invention Challenge!
Carla made use of a stitchery when she cut up an old skirt for a bag...
...then used more of the skirt fabric for a journal cover!
Carla even designed the floral stitchery on the journal cover and is offering it as a free download on her blog! She's also made a pincushion, much! Be sure to visit and see how creative she has been!
Janet made a handy decorative bag from a heavily embroidered jacket - quite the eye-popper! You can see the jacket before it's re-invention on her blog.
Paulette made use of a whole pile of 100% cotton men's shirts for this fantastic quilt top! How ingenious!!
(and with Father's Day in Australia just two Sunday's away this would be a great idea if you are stuck on what to get dad!!)
Beige Club has been busy making aprons from tea towels! (Didn't we have fun with the Tea Towel Challenge earlier this year?! - Maybe we'll make than an annual event?...) They are so pretty, and great for gifts!
Lastly for this week is Susan! I am going to tease you with her Challenge projects by only showing you what she used....
Now go over to Susan's blog and see what great things she made from the jeans and the ice-cream container!! How brilliant is she?!
Susan thought outside the box, and that has me wondering just how far I can go with Re-inventing...
What about you?
Today I'll finish using up the last little pieces of my orange shirt. Who would have thought orange and I would have worked so well together? (A confession though - I played with pink last night because I was missing it so!!)
Have a wonderful Friday!


  1. Hi, Thank you so much for sharing the fabulous work of your blog followers. It always amazes me how ingenious people can be. Thanks to for Daisy Do - it is really cute

  2. Beautiful finishes!!! Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. Wow oh wow! Those are incredible finishes! Looks like everyone had such a great time creating these. Fun!
    xx, shell and sugie bunny

  4. I love seeing what everyone makes from your challenge, Jenny, such beautiful projects!

  5. I love both those roses quilts they are so different and all your other bits are very good to look at and are very cleverly done.tiali

  6. Jennie , You have we P/quilters well and truly sewn up .
    Wonderful pieces being shown . How come I missed re,invention , how did I miss the t, towel challenge ?
    I,ll cruise around your blog looking for the info,. do I look for the other links first of the challenges ? desisions desisionns--cottonreel

  7. Thanks for posting Jenny and linking to my blog! It was very nice of you to do so. The work from the other participants in the challenge is beautiful as well! So inspiring!

  8. It is always lovely to see what others are doing. Sadly my jumper felting is not working too well - need more practice at choosing the right % wool... however I have finished this...
    as a reinvention....

  9. WOW, Jenny. See how you inspire people? Great post today. Lots of fun to scroll through and click on links. ~karen

  10. Beautiful Shabby Roses and those recycle projects are amazing.

  11. These are all wonderful projects, I love my shabby roses quilt, I hope your hand is improving and that Blossom is on the mend Take care
    Love Jillxx

  12. Veramente bello il tuo blog,sei proprio brava,se vuoi ti invito a salutarmi nel mio ciao a presto sabrina

  13. Wow! They're all so gorgeous. What an inspiration you are Jenny. :o)

  14. dear Jenny, what a show and tell friday, so many beautiful things to look at and wanting to do, I simply do not have time for this kind of sewing at the moment (too much clothing to sew for paying customers)but I keep all the good ideas in my head and heart and hope I can get to do them some day.
    Hope your hand is better. Also say hi to your wonderful family, Dorte Kreiberg

  15. wow, you really got people inspired to reuse stuff. What imaginations they have.
    Thanks for featuring my quilt on your blog. The other one is super too.


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