Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween Candy

Original artwork by Irene Leizer
I haven't seen my Crazy friend Irene in almost a year so it was a real treat for her to show up to stitch with me this Halloween.

And look at her work in progress...


I can always count on Irene to bring a visual treat.  She was the one who came with those delicious autumn-themed fan blocks a couple of years ago.

And this year, she didn't disappoint...

Original artwork by Irene Leizer
She's making a crazy quilt block that will be octagonal, inspired by the colors she stitched in this canvas design by Orna Willis...

Orna Willis design stitched by Irene Leizer
So you have to imagine an octagonal frame around this piece...

Original artwork by Irene Leizer
It's such a joy when we see work that mirrors the colors of the season...

Original artwork by Irene Leizer
And I love how she is using the stitches in Orna's design to inform her own seam treatments and embroidery designs..
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Original artwork by Irene Leizer
It was such a treat for my eyes to spend time with this block...

Original artwork by Irene Leizer
And better for my waistline than all the candy I'm handing out this evening!

And if that wasn't enough, it did my heart good to see her using her Harikuyo needlebook...


Alas, the very talented Irene does not have a blog :o(

But you can see her cool fan blocks on this post here and more details of her needlebook on this post here.  And if we're lucky, I'll see her more frequently than once a year so we can all be inspired by her work more often.

Oh.  And if you were wondering about the very cool hat label that's pieced into her block...



I found it for her on this trip to Tinsel Trading in NYC.  Lucky for you, Tinsel Trading has an Etsy site and the hat labels are available here.

Happy Halloween!

17 comments:

Vicky aka Stichr said...

OMGi's...in this case it stands for Oh My Googly-Eyes! I am vastly impressed. It's ok that Irene has no blog, she doesn't have time for it. I admit to being a fan of this palette choice, but I really like her choice stitches!!

margaret said...

this must be one of the best crazy blocks I have seen what a very talented lady

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

WOWEE! What a wonderful block. The color scheme is great. I think my favorite stitching was the paisley.

Thank you for sharing her lovely work with us.

Happy November ~ FlowerLady

Lisa Greenbow said...

I hardly ever sew,not even a straight stitch but I love seeing you and your friend's needle work. It makes my heart race. Such a pleasure.

Kathy F said...

Stunning....absolutely stunning!! I wouldn't stitch with her....id just sit, watching mesmerized!!! Thank you for sharing this. This should be in a museum!!

Catherine p said...

Such beautiful work! Thank you for sharing.

Allison Aller said...

Stupendous!

gracie said...

Absolutely beautifuil

Kelly aka STITCHNMOMMA said...

That is definitely some yummy Halloween Candy!!

Rachel said...

What a stunning piece of work. Absolutely breathtaking!

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Oh my, this is all so gorgeous! Wow, wow! It's a feast for the eyes and the soul.

So glad you've given us this beautiful look into your friend's creative work.

Thank you...
Brenda

SharoninStitches said...

Glorious eye candy!!!! Stunning!

Judy said...

I absolutely covet being able to do this. It's hard to find beautiful scraps in my rural area and I can't afford to buy a yard of fabric that costs anywhere up to $60 ayard like I see online. But I think I may troll the thrift shops for old clothing that is made from some interesting materials. But where can I find the beautiful threads that you use? I have a ton of plain embroidery thread that an elderly friend gave me, but I would like to find the metallic or silk ones. Thanks

Susan Hook said...

What a beautiful block, your friend has amazing tallent

KreinikGirl said...

Beautiful! You made my day with these inspiring, gorgeous photos!

lacysuzette said...

Terrific block, thanks for sharing your friend's work! French General also has a nice selection of "beret labels" in various colors & sizes--sold by the lot.

Lisa Boni said...

What a gorgeous bit o stitching!

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