Tag Archives: Embellishment

lace, hearts, bows and pearls to enhance your machine embroidery

In completing my 12th Romantic Crazy quilt block I decided to be more flamboyant than usual. After I had added the four pastel shades of silk dupion along with some lace to the base fabric and completed the embroidery, I … Continue reading

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finishing my second Vintage sewing crazy quilt

Take a few pieces of gorgeous richly coloured dupion silk, along with some pretty shades of thread and some lace, that blend well and see how they turn out when stitched and embroidered as the new Romantic Crazy quilt with a vintage sewing … Continue reading

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a Celtic angel project

Since updating my Celtic Angel set I have been embellishing some of the angels I have created. This is the first one to be completed

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a paisley crazy quilt block

I just adore paisley (boteh) designs which probably originated in Persia. The East Indian company imported Kashmir shawls and other luxurious silk products with these designs printed on them and they have never gone out of fashion. Where better to … Continue reading

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Creating a Graceful Sampler

The many antique and vintage samplers that can be found on the internet fascinate me. I view and collect those I like on Pinterest, which is a great source of inspiration!  It is hard to have a favourite as there … Continue reading

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A Valentines Crazy Quilt block!

Sometimes a project just comes together and the results are delightful. Recently I sorted out my remnants basket which was full of many shades of silk dupion. I  arranged some in clusters that looked good together for when I next stitched out … Continue reading

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Guidelines on using hot fix crystals

When I first tried to attach hot fix crystals to my embroidery I have to confess that I was not that successful. I don’t have a steady hand so it was a challenge. It is actually a matter of practise … Continue reading

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Repairing and embellishing my Crazy Quilt 3.

Earlier this month I shared my Romantic Crazy quilt 3 with you all and also disclosed that I made a serious mistake and had a gap to repair as I had attached insignificant fabric!

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Poinsettia Promises Collection

I have enjoyed preparing this collection which consists of elaborate detailed Christmas designs. The final set for 12″ by 8″ hoops is being released today, January 13th, 2015. There are 10 big designs in this set and I think you … Continue reading

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Another Romantic Crazy Quilt

With Christmas packed in boxes and stored away for next year I wanted to look at a different colour scheme for my new crazy quilt. It didn’t need to be red and green!

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