Crazy Quilting, Beading, Embroidery . . .
I admire the many hours and talent it takes to create one of these masterpieces with needle and thread . . .
New Beginnings Bead Journal Project for April, 2008. Bead embroidery on fabric. This one was totally improvisational... no pre-planned concept at all. Now that it's finished it seems to be all about rebirth, spring, a gentle movement toward something new... definitely transitions. ~By Robin Atkins
I ❤ embroidery . . . I notice how the chains stitches meander as well, outlining and filling in the shapes. The thread travels from space to space without being cut...this saves tons of time and yet, it's done so well that you don't really see it unless you look closely. ~From Plays with Needles
I ❤ embroidery . . . An antique, circular table topper... Embroidered on a net ground using a Luneville or Beauvais hook. The hook makes tiny chain stitches, also referred to as Point de Beauvais... This embroidery style came to France via Italy and originated in China. You can read more about this embroidery style here and read of the Point de Beauvais museum located in Bourg-le-Roi near Normandy. I hope to visit there one day. ~From Plays with Needles
I ❤ crazy quilting & embroidery . . . In the quilt shows of today traditional and art quilts are given much glory but it is hard to get the judges to agree that crazy quilts are quilts too! Just because the crazy quilt may not have batting or may not be quilted does not mean they are not quilts. In reality, the crazy quilts are some of the finest "Art Quilts" in the world! ~By Pig Tails and Quilts
I ❤ crazy quilting & ribbon embroidery . . . Block 03 - Vanity- Mini beaded bag, tiny glove, cameo, corsage, pearl strand, lace handkerchief & dresser hand mirror...all important yet common parts of a Victorian lady's vanity top. ~By Connie Eyberg
I ❤ crazy quilting & ribbon embroidery . . . On one of the blocks I want a rose arbor and two I've done in the past which I liked was a lace arbor and a twig arbor. The twig arbor was for Ati and is on a piece of lace her grandmother made.The trick here was to have the arbor and cover as little of the lace as possible. ~By olderrose
I ❤ crazy quilting & ribbon embroidery . . . Thank you so much to Lilla Le Vine for creating this wonderful Gypsy Purse tutorial for us, including her own methods for making velvet flowers for embellishments, Scroll to the right for instructions, which can be highlighted for easy reading.
I ❤ crazy quilting & embroidery . . . I finished the final block in our Southern Cross Crazies RR & I am just about to post the block off to its owner. It's the first time that I have worked on a RR. I was nervous. It was lucky that the other 7 ladies were very good embroiderers & I had such lovely work to view every month. I got to see other peoples work but I also got a chance to work with other colours & ideas & we only had to add an eighth of a part of the block ~By Linda Steele
I ❤ crazy quilting, beading & embroidery . . . Secret Swap Crackers- Finished and ready to send at the end of November to my friends in the SouthernCrossCrazies group. The full Cracker work for both of the above is in the SCC set ~By crzayQstitcher
I ❤ crazy quilting, beading & embroidery . . . CQI beaded RR - Jo's completed block. All the beaded seams were done by Lauri.