Friday, 20 December 2013

Christmas quilts from my stash - 4

The fourth quilt I have on display at this time of the year is called Tudor Echoes, and is related to my Sub Rosa (shown yesterday).
It is made by my good friend and award winning hand quilter Jacquie Harvey in the UK.
The two of us worked the Kaleidoscope Hoffman challenge side by side, but on either side of the Globe. We checked our progress weekly, a kind of private WIPW report, and fondly refer to our quilts as Lizzy. I am sure you can recognise some of the prints from my Sub Rosa in this quilt.

Jacquie is not only a talented quilter but has great skills as a dressmaker, too. She often combines quilting and dressmaking and makes 'wearable quilts', or rather quilted garments. Well, I am sure her wonderful creations are not to be worn, they kind of belong in a museum. Head over to her website and check the Gallery.

In this close up you can see her skill in Elizabeth I's costume. By embroidering the beige Hoffman fabric with black she created a bit of 'Blackwork' and the flute ruff collar is cleverly made. There might be more beads on my quilt, but the ones on Jacquie's are bigger!!!
The two quilts we made for the Kaleidoscope Hoffman challenge are a challenge to store, and that is one of the reasons why Jacquie gave me the quilt! As if I would have more space in Tokyo!! It travelled to Japan inside a suit cover bag and was lucky to be hung in the business class wardrobe. Like true royalty Lizzy sailed through Customs in spite of all her jewellery, well it is paste, after all!

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  1. Your Tudor Echoes quilt is absolutely amazing!! All the wonderful work that went into making it is wonderful and what a treasure to have.

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    1. Yes, isn't Jacquie Harvey a fantastic quilter? Did you check the pictures on her website? I am so glad I have this original here in Tokyo.

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  2. I love the quilt, very English. I checked Jacquie Harvey's website and have added it to my favourites.

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    1. Jacquie will be delighted to hear that. She doesn't blog as much as I do, instead she is always busy with the needle and works all thoses wonderful quilts by hand at 'machine speed'!

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  3. so good to have a link to Jackie have admired her work for a long time Queenie and aren`t you lucky to have a piece of her creation

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    1. Her work is often featured in quilt and craft magazines so I am sure you have heard of her name. You will almost always find her creations at the big shows, usually with a rosette attached to it!

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  4. The quilt is so beautifully done, I have been having a look through Jaquies gallery and I was amazed at her work, she is such a tallented person everything that she has shown I find so beautiful.

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    1. Jacquie's quilts are always feminine and elegant but there is always something new in each one and she is also so clever at making garments, bags, dolls, boxes and ornaments.

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  5. You're a very lucky lady to have this gorgeous quilt. Thanks for adding the link to Jacqui, I enjoyed watching her slideshow.

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    1. Lucky, aren't I? Great quilt, isn't it? There is a lot of eye candy on Jacquie's website.

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  6. Thank you to everyone who have posted such generous comments on Carin's blog. I too am so lucky in having Carin as a quilting friend. Without her help in previewing several Block of the Month patterns and correcting them wherever necessary, they would never have gone on to be the success they are. I have also followed Carin's recent interest in embroidery with great interest and it has sparked memories in me from my school days, when I learned all those stitches. I am now using them more and more in my own work.

    Thank you Carin.

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    1. You are more than welcome, Jacquie. Give me another quilt and I will write a blog post about that one, too, ha. ha!
      Have a wonderful Christmas.

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  7. I enjoyed looking at Jacquie's website and seeing her beautiful work. You are two talented ladies.

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    1. Jacquie's fantastic work is often seen in quilt publications and at major shows.

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