Oct 27, 2012

Welcome to Fiberlosophy

Hi - I'm Jenny Wren Cameron and welcome to my blog. This is where I will share with you some of my creative work and why I love to design, pattern make, cut, sew and generate original pieces. I quilt and wet felt amongst other things.

I have been sewing since I was about 7. When I finished school I went and did an Associate Diploma of Arts (Fashion Couture). After working in the Fashion Industry for many years I followed my Husband to an area that made it more difficult to be a full time pattern maker and so I started doing my own designing of Bridesmaids and Wedding dresses and made to measure.

Since then a family has been started and we embarked on an Expat adventure to the beautiful Utah Mountains. We love where we are - such an amazing place and incredible people.

Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild I have joined the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild which has been and incredible experience. Check out all the amazing work of our guild members and the Ez Dresden Challenge. That is my winning quilt http://www.slmqg.com/#fragment-slidertop-1, it is hanging at Fall Market in the Simplicity Booth this week!

It is through this guild that I have been inspired to blog and share my work.  Which is where I met Amy of amyscreativeside.com and she is hosting a Blogger's Quilt Festival which I'm linking this post to. Thank Amy. Please enjoy the Festival! I'd like to submit the following quilt in the Favourite Bed Quilt and Favourite Home Machine Quilted Quilt Categories.


Today I'm featuring the third quilt I a have designed and made. It was made for a little boy who has a love of Chickens. I used http://www.flickr.com/photos/slumbergirldesigns/3548695286/ as a base for my finished 3 dimensional chicken block. I lucked upon some chicken mesh and a timber board prints. I wanted to create a roost for these Roosters! I think "He Who Ruled The Roost" is an appropriate title for this Quilt and it suited this little guy's personality too.
 
A block!

 
And some more of his friends in the sun!
 
It is large - 81" x 93" - large enough to fit his king single bed (I'm an Aussie living in America and so you will see some funny terms and spelling used here), so for the Americans reading this - you would say XL Twin, I think!

 
The complete Roost!
 
For Me to be able to quilt this on my domestic machine I had to incorporate Leah Day's way of Quilt as You Go into the finished design. Details can be found at  http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com/2012/02/quilt-along-7-connected-quilted-pieces.html. So I had 6 pieces in this quilt prior to joining the bias binding connecting strips. I hand finished the back pieces as you can see in the photo of the back below.

I love how flat the quilt is considering it is made up of so many pieces.



 The strip of turquoise spot fabric I found to really add punch to this colour scheme. I had very little of  it but wanted to use it in a unusual way. Rather than piece it in, I folded it to create a flange. I love dimension in a quilt.

What do you add to your quilts to make them a little different?

Thanks for dropping by

Jenny Wren





26 comments:

  1. I love this. This is my kind of quilt! I like adding dimension and going a bit outside the box. I think quilts should have personality. Gonna have to poke around on your blog, see what else you're up to.

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    1. Amanda - I'm Laughing - by now you may have noticed that this is my first post.
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  2. what a fun quilt! I love the style and your sense of humor!

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  3. Such a great 3D quilt! My son would love this quilt, he is a tad obsessed with chickens!

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  4. I love those bright 3D chickens! Kudos!

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  5. Would anyone like a titorial in making this block?

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  6. What a very fun quilt. It made me smile :-) Yes, I'd like to know how you made them.

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  7. What a fun, fantastic quilt. Lucky recipient to have it. Dimension is great. Love colors, too. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  8. Félicitations Jen ! For your brilliant entry in the blogosphere (right word ? you will also find strange words in my Frenchy English). These chickens are so cute ! A beautiful artwork, I love your quilt, your creativity and the way you share it with us. Thanks. Looking forward to visiting the sites you mentioned and seeing more of your art. I have added you to my blogroll.

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  9. Hi! I love your chickens! I'm so happy to see something unique and fun like your work! Great fabrics and so beautiful quilt! x Teje

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  10. Fantastic quilt! I too love chicken blocks and the quilt I posted for BQF features chickens. Your 3-D touches are wonderful!

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  11. What a great quilt. Love the chicken, of course, but also the colours you used.

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    1. I trialled many different colour options before I finally realised that I would have to live with it for a long time!

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  12. Love love love your chickens! Big smiles over here!

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  13. My MIL LOVES chickens, so this would be an awesome idea for her! Those chickens are so darn CUTE!! Great job Jenny!

    (I am over from the bloggers festival. I am #364 if you are interested.)

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  14. I love your chickens! You have done a fabulous job!

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  15. That is one super cute quilt. I am a sucker for chickens. They are so pretty.

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  16. How darling! Love the chickens. cute cute cute.

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  17. I love the story behind the quilt, and your enormous efforts to find JUST the right fabrics :) Lucky boy!

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  18. I love quirky and cute. This is such a fun quilt ! You obviously have a sense of humour (see -I spell just like you do !)

    Thank you for treating us to your delightful quilt. It's one of my favourites from this festival.

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  19. JENNY! I didn't know you worked as a patternmaker! That's been one of my dream jobs for ages. I'll have to talk about it with you sometime. I have questions. =)

    You quilt turned out so cute! The way you bound the sections together is great too, I'm glad that you showed us how to do it. Nice and flat.

    Glad to see you've started a blog, you are so talented that I'm looking forward to seeing what you're working on.

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  20. I love the chickens! So fun and creative! And I totally dig the flange idea - I've used them beside binding before to give a bit of a frame; they're great!

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  21. What a fun quilt! The chickens are so cute.

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