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Monday, October 7, 2013

Meeting up with Nancy J

On travelling up to Marton for the weekend, we popped around for a first time meeting with fellow quilting blogger Nancy J – aka Jean.  Jean’s blog is “All Points of the Compass”, do check it out.  Jean is a very keen and talented photographer, and she shares many of her beautiful photos of her surroundings, trees, flowers, and lovely sunsets on her blog. 
/PA040015 Jean (Nancy J) and Jenny

We got acquainted over afternoon tea, and talked about all sorts of things, as you do.  Jean then showed me some of her quilts, starting with her purple Tibouchina wall hanging.  This was an Anna Williams class, and started as a photo which was manipulated, printed on fabric, then heavily machine quilted.

PA040017Photo from Jean’s garden

This striking wall hanging was from another class by Anna Williams, and is called Shaded Face.

PA040021Shaded Face

Here is Jean trying to hide behind Autumn Falling, a pattern found on the Internet and made with lovely batiks.

PA040018 Autumn Falling

A grey heron came calling on the back lawn and we both rushed around, clutching our cameras, hoping to get a photo or two.  But the bird was quicker than us, and flew away – all I managed to snap was a photo of his trailing back feet as he flapped away.  While I was outside, I was intrigued by this charming little bridge going over the stream.  The property is bounded by native bush and plenty of birds come calling, we were told.

PA040025 Peaceful back yard setting

It was so nice to meet up with Jean and Hugh (hope you get well soon, Hugh).  Thanks so much for your hospitality.


Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

How nice that you got to meet Jean. We've been reading each other's blogs since the beginning.


Nancy J said...

And where is the air brushing??? Lovely to get a mention, and it was soooo good to meet you both. Looks like the show was a huge success, and hope the rest of your trip went well. Cheers, Jean. p.s. Hugh is so slightly better today.

Jenny said...

What do we need air brushing for? We are great as we are!!

Katie said...

Love that Autumn Falling wall hanging. I found the pattern! Thank you….and Jean. :-)