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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 searched for lots of silk ribbon, pearls, crystals and other items to embellish my block.… Continue reading lace, hearts, bows and pearls to enhance your machine embroidery

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printed templates, aligning designs and re-hooping segments of a large stocking (part 1)

I love to challenge myself to learn new digitising skills and my customers to develop new machine embroidery skills. The latest project for this Christmas has been my biggest challenge yet. My first crazy quilted stocking has proved very popular but I am very much aware that it is not a stocking that will hold very… Continue reading printed templates, aligning designs and re-hooping segments of a large stocking (part 1)

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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 theme... Over the last few weeks I have been perfecting the second vintage sewing crazy… Continue reading finishing my second Vintage sewing crazy quilt

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another vintage sewing quilt block

Over the last few weeks I have been working on another Vintage Sewing Romantic Crazy quilt block to match my previous one, GFE-RCQ-7. To begin with I flipped the one horizontally so they will sit nicely as a pair. Most of the elements that form the block have a vintage sewing theme, including another pair of scissors… Continue reading another vintage sewing quilt block

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a new Valentines Crazy quilt block (part 2)

The best way to select appropriate colours for your embroidery, is to lay them all out in natural light and see what works and what shouts "no way"! I was not happy about my little butterfly although the rich colours showed his staggering beauty. I felt he need to be toned down to match the other colours in… Continue reading a new Valentines Crazy quilt block (part 2)

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a new Valentines Crazy quilt block (part 1)

Well that year went quickly as here I am again creating a Valentines crazy quilt block! I love my embroidery to feature lots of graceful curves so as hearts are just two curves mirror imaged, I am in digitising heaven creating a block with several hearts of various styles and shapes. With every block I try… Continue reading a new Valentines Crazy quilt block (part 1)

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embellishing a Celtic themed Crazy Quilt block

As Celtic embroidery fascinates me and I have several collections I thought it about time I created a crazy quilt block with a Celtic theme. There are some new designs within this block and some elements from Holly Bells, Celtic Heather, Celtic Ivy and Celtic Grace. Here is the smaller block which is 5" square.… Continue reading embellishing a Celtic themed Crazy Quilt block