Thursday, 29 August 2013

People, Place, Nation

Well, my quilt wasn't successful for the People, Place, Nation (National Quilt 2013, Australia) exhibition. But I guess that means I can show it to you now.
I called it Memory of Heroes;


And here is what I wrote about it;

People, Place, Nation – Artist statement

One of the most significant meeting places in Canberra is the Australian War Memorial. People of all ages visit throughout the year and gather for special celebrations such as ANZAC day. Inside the memorial the most stirring place for me is the Hall of Memory.  Every time I visit there I am deeply moved. Looking up at the ceiling, the images of the angels have always stirred my blood.

My Quilt, ‘Memory of Heroes’ aims to interpret the emotions bound within this extraordinary monument. I have used the shapes of the blazing sun and the angels and created my own version of them, using softer, curved lines in many places, and patchwork and quilting to represent the mosaics. The small men at the bottom of the major angel always looked like soldiers in a gun salute to me, so I have represented them this way.

I added the legacy flames at the sides of the composition to represent the work of men and women which continues to support the enlisted and their families.

This is my first major art quilt and I have learned much in it’s creation.
Oh well, there is always next year, right? Thanks for reading, Jennidee


Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Winner of the Flamingo Guessing Competition

And the Winner is .....


Bev guessed that it was a flamingo right in the first post and had ten chances to win. I put all the names into a random name picker and hers came out. I guess she had the odds in her favour!

Here is the completed cross stitch.
Art Nouveau Flamingo is now on it's way to the editor of Embroidery and Cross Stitch Magazine where the chart will be published (just in case you are interested in stitching it yourself).
Bev has won herself a $20 voucher from the Stitching Post
Would you like another guessing competition, or some other kind of competition? Leave a comment.
Thanks so much for reading

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Girl Power

Girl Power is now finished and available at
ETSY and

I have also added a +1 gadget to my blogger side bar in the hope of boosting my readership.

I'm almost done with the cross stitch so we can have a winner of the guessing competition.
It now looks like this;
Though it's a poor photo - I need to work on my photography a bit.
But not long now and I will draw a winner of the Stitching Post $20 voucher. It's not too late to enter. Just guess what the cross stitch is in a comment. Hopefully even from this poor photo it will be obvious now.
Thanks again to Stitching Post for supplying the voucher.

See you next time , Jennidee

Monday, 5 August 2013

Little Fox

Hi everyone
I have a little fox pattern in the next issue of Patchwork and Stitching Magazine
He was made with really Funky prints material. My daughter wanted him as soon as he was finished and when he came back form photography she grabbed him for her room. My husband thinks he's really funny (which for him is a compliment).
This looks like an awesome issue actually and I can't wait to get my contributors copy. The hedgehogs look too cute and the pillow is pretty too.
Anyway, it's due out a the newsagent's soon.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Updating Patterns

All of these are now available at my ETSY pattern store.

Just click on the 'Buy my Patterns' link on the right.
There is more to come next week.


Thursday, 1 August 2013

Question ... Have you ever

had a quilt or quilt block framed?
This isn't my work ... I grabbed it from Frame works of Sussex which isn't anywhere near me
(but I liked the quilt and I needed a picky ... can't have a blog post without a picky, that's boring! LOL)

I imagine if you had done a more artistic work, or used unusual fabrics, or it was a bit smaller it would work well. I have used canvas frames with some textile art, but never sprung for proper framing. (oh look - another picky - this one IS my work).

So anyway, I'd love to hear from anyone who has framed, or considered framing quilts or blocks,