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A re-blog: Creating the Graceful Silk 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 is such variety out there, but I am always amazed at the time and skill… Continue reading A re-blog: Creating the Graceful Silk Sampler

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A flamboyant crazy quilt block -a re-blog

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 A flamboyant crazy quilt block -a re-blog

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A Fabric block to make a beautiful case – a re-blog

The Katie Grace collection was developed from a lovely clip art panel and named after my first grand daughter.  I had always intended to create this panel as an embroidery fabric block and at last I have finished it. There appear to be so many possibilities for using this embroidery design. in preparing it I have… Continue reading A Fabric block to make a beautiful case – a re-blog

Discussing machine embroidery · New Designs

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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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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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 start than with a paisley themed crazy quilt block incorporating two large paisley appliqués to… Continue reading a paisley crazy quilt block

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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 a crazy quilt. One of the beauties of silk dupion happens when two colours are woven… Continue reading A Valentines Crazy Quilt block!