CQJP2015 Peacock Project

CQJP2015 Peacock Project
Only four out of 12...in progress

Thursday, August 25, 2016

August 25, 2016
Summer's Coming to an End!!!

I know, it's hard to believe that Labor Day weekend is just around the corner!!!! We have spent the summer fixing, painting and packing to sell our house and move!!! I will talk more about that later.  What I want to do in this post is to introduce you to a very special friend and wonderful fabric artist!

Her name is Jacqueline Jamison, Jackie for her friends!!! We met in 2015, at the Mountains and Valleys class of Judith Baker Montano, in La Veta, Colorado. There were only 4 of us in that class, but we all struck up some great friendships.  So you can imagine my delight when Jackie said she wanted to visit me this summer, and she lives in New Jersey!!!! When she arrived, I asked her if she brought any projects to share. Well, did she ever!!!

So we went down to the basement, where my sewing room "used to be," and she kept me enthralled for hours!!!

As she brought out one project after the other, I asked permission to take photos and post them to my blog for others to enjoy!!! 
Jackie crazy quilts many of her backgrounds, vertically for her Under the Sea projects, and then she embellishes with a very 3-D effect. She uses many different fabrics, threads, and more.  Jackie has even bought toys on Amazon and then remakes them for her projects!!!!

Here are some of my favorites, which is extremely hard to narrow down!!!
Being the beach bum that I am, this piece really spoke to me! The crab is one of those toys that she took apart, used the legs, and made her own body!!! I love the use of cheesecloth for the sea foam, and the organza for the water!!! I can stare at this all day!!!!

Here's one of her vertical cq Under the Sea...I love the way she uses cut out pics of fishes and turtles, some under cheesecloth to add dimension. Lots of movement!!!
 Here's a wonderful piece with porpoises surrounding a mermaid. What wonderful hair, her body and sparkling netting for the tail!!!

I love the use of netting in different colors for the movement in this piece! Again she lays some of her fish under the netting to get dimension!!!

This next piece is so much fun!!! Jackie collects real wool sweaters from thrift stores, and use them to make these rocks. And more crabs that she made, along with yarn for the squigglies!!!! I love the beading Jackie has between the rocks!!!

 Jackie is not shy about trying something to see if it will look good...and some of those have been sold to friends and family. 

She is also experimenting with trees, animals and other subjects.  Please be sure to visit her facebook site for lots more pictures. https://www.facebook.com/jacqueline.jamison.5?fref=ts&ref=br_tf  Jackie will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Since I had several comments on the 3D effect of Jackie's work, I had her send me some close-up pictures.
I just love the beading she does on her beaches!!!! And look at the crab!!!!

Can you see the detail work, and the 3D effect of everything?
Doesn't that water look so cool? Like you can feel it? And again, the beading!!!
And of course, her crabs....She even finds the eyes on the internet!!!!

Thanks, Jackie for sharing your wonderful projects with me!!! I thoroughly enjoyed our visit. I could sit in your sewing room and learn from you for months!!!! 

Thanks for visiting!!! 
Keep stitching!!!