Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter and Anzac Day...


i hope everyone has had a lovely Easter and not indulged too much....its back on track for me tomorrow..... too many hot cross buns and choccies and my jeans were a bit tight today....:(

It is Anzac Day today and each year the crowds get bigger not just here but around the world in France and Gallipoli. My friend Merry exhibited this quilt at the quilters Easter exhibition using all her families photos and information....the photos were kindly taken on charlies iphone as i forgot the camera ...again ! and the qualities not that good, i wish i couldve gotten really good closeups to see the lovely details...like the stuffed frames and needle felted Gallipoli and poppies...she hand painted in the pyramids and threw the whole thing together in a couple of weeks :]







Jenny and i had a little exhibition at the Bendigo Textile Artists next door and received lots of favourable comments which was encouraging.....we were the ladies with white gloves who tried to look knowledgeable [how did they make this or whats this? hows this been knitted?] having been to only one meeting i was a bit in the dark but used technical terms like water soluble plastic to fluff my way through it..;)

There are lots of talented ladies in both the quilters and textile group and was lovely to see it all on display.

i made these this little collages, 5x7 using the last of tissue paper pattern scraps. i couldn't find any flowers so made them by wiping calico over a tim holtz ink pad and then rinsing them to spread the ink. The stems i wrapped in masking and swiped them with another ink pad.i stamped some of the srips to use as base... i love it when you don't have something and have to make something from nothing :)


17 comments:

jenny said...

Merry's quilt is amazing... and with such wonderful photos... and your little collages are so pretty Jen...
What a lovely Easter it has been...

Hugs
Jenny x

Doreen G said...

Clever girl--would you like some more patterns?

Jensters said...

Simply an amazing quilt.....love your collages Jen very pretty.

Kathy said...

What a gorgeous quilt.. wow... and your collages are so pretty.. love how they turned out.. yup a little too much over the weekend.. time to get back on track...lol
Kath
xx

Debbi Baker said...

Love your collages Jen! Are you selling them (because if you are I'll buy the top one)? And yes, I too relate to the too tight jeans feeling...even though I did plenty of slog in the garden! (Just increaed my appetite I think!!)

Sherry Edwards said...

Hi Jen, glad your Easter was good - I over did it on the chocolate too!

Your friend's quilt is amazing - and I love your paper tissue collages, really pretty and arty!

Sunshineshelle said...

Love these beauties, that lttle rose bud so delicate & the quilts stunning... my jeans are too tight at the moment... no exercise & too many Easter goodies ;) Told my girls & they suggested a schedule on the Wii-Fit... start on the Weekend, Fridays are our cheese & wine night :)

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Great little collages, love the soft quality you've given them. Fab quilt as well :)

ParisMaddy said...

Soft and sweet collages with the pretty roses.

The image quilts are very moving and interesting.

~*~Patty S said...

Making something from nothing is always a thrill and you do it so beautifully Jen!!!
We were in Switzerland for Easter ... the land of chocolate = oh my!!!
Thank you for sharing that beautiful and meaningful quilt too!
Happy May to you and yours!
oxo

Kim Henkel said...

I love your flower collages. . . . my favourite thing is to make things from what I have on hand.
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Kim

Rossylalah said...

Hi Jenny!
That quilt is AMAZING!! as are you sweet collages. I've been a bit slack on the comment front of late. I'll send you an email. Hugs Ros

Cait said...

Thanks for blog comment! These collages are positively edible - I'll fight Debbi for any one of them, LOL! cheers

Margaret said...

Beautiful quilt,a wonderful tribute.

I love your collages! your colours are so delicate, as is the little rose, grogeous!

Mx

Fabric Art said...

Jen your collages are so beautifully made, great way to use scrap on, gorgeous quilt.
Anni

carole brungar said...

YUMM! I love your collages, very pretty!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

This is gorgeous!! I love it and those tie-dye t-shirts above turned out wonderfully!!