Happy Easter! You chuckled when I ordered this design, but here’s proof positive that I do love and use the designs I order! Here’s my take on the Cherry Tree Branch Design, 0528, by Chantell. It’s a bit whimsical with fantastic colors, 3-D embroidered flowers and 6 lovely little chickadees. The flowers and chickadees are embroidered on felt, cut out and glued in place to give a dimensional appearance, and each flower has a crystal heat-set in the center. It’s a happy, quilted and embroidered project that will hang over my living-room couch. Please forward to Chantell and thank you both for this design.
Until next time,
I love how Laura added the raised flowers! They change a nice wall quilt into an Art quilt!
Under my embroidery needle–made this for hubby — “stained glass dolphins”. 12 panes embroidered and then sewn together to make the ‘window’. Then I sewed it into a pillow. Beautiful design Suz. Over 100,000 stitches. I.NEED.MORE.THREAD. Came out nice I think. Hope everyone has a great week.
Hi Suz, finally the finished products! I’m reasonably pleased with them but of course there are quite a few “off” pieces. Hopefully these might not be too evident to an untrained eye. Many thanks for your help with the Italian window. Colleen
Hi Suz! I finished the starry night. Had a bit of trouble lining up that last panel so I eyeballed it with a printed template of the design. As I progressed the fabric and stabilizer did drawn in so I’m thinking metal hooping might not have been the best way to go. However!!! I managed to get a pretty decent picture and I love it. Anyway, I put a batik green/yellow border then the background fabric blue to frame it and you can’t tell there were any puckers!! Only you and I will know there are any mistakes and I’m not telling!!! This will be a pillow cover for a VanGogh-fan granddaughter. I think it’s beautiful!
I was very much into beading before I started machine Embroidery. I thought I would show you some of my necklaces – you can see where I started incorporating Free Standing Lace Embroidery into my beadwork! Experiment with combining crafts you love.
Beads are easy because there are so many ways to add beads to your embroidery. You can go all out as I did below and make jewelry from your embroidered Free Standing Lace Medallions, or dot beads (sew them or glue them) around a fantasy embroidery to add sparkle to the sky or ground or add to the characters costumes. Add fringe at the bottom of a wall hanging with beads the colors in the embroidery.
If you like yarn, this too can be incorporated. You can crochet or braid a necklace cord for a medallion. Add fringe to a wall hanging – with or without beads. Cut small pieces of appropriate fluffy fibers to add to the landscape of an embroidery. Outline by couching an appropriate fiber or yarn around elements in the picture.
THOUGHT YOU MIGHT ENJOY THIS PICTURE OF YOUR DESIGNS SURROUNDED BY KONA BAY KOI FISH. THE BLUE CHINESE COIN FABRIC WAS USED ON THE BACK. THE PIECE WAS QUILTED WITH METALLIC THREAD AND RHINESTONES WERE ADDED FOR THE EYES.
Of course you may post anything of mine you like on your stash gallery.
I have used your fibers in two of my quilts. The first was Twin Peaks where I made grass along the roadway. The other is Bernal Park, which you have seen recently. I will add these two to this email.
My next project is a seascape, so I won’t need more fibers yet, but I do intend to keep experimenting with eyelash yarn….and you have such a great collection in your stash I will be back to purchase more.
Thank you for your kind words and attention to my work.
I am just so flattered that you would use my work for your stash page.
I just remembered that there is one more quilt that I used BFC stash charms. In The Woods, I used the little leaf beads around the border and then I broke up some of the tiny wooden beads to look like rocks on the path. It was my first landscape quilt. Taken from a shot of the woods in Northern Ireland. I am sending it along for you to see.
I learned from this quilt that a fussy border distracts from the image. The close up without the border is more interesting, I think. Do you agree?
I am just so damn pleased that you like my work! I love these Judy! Suz