Tag Archives: embroidery on silk

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 … Continue reading

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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. 

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My 2018 Crazy Quilt block challenge

Well I think the title maybe a little inaccurate and that is may take more than one year, but I set out to create a quilt using my Crazy quilt blocks in 2018. When you view them you will see … Continue reading

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Diary of a bird’s nest – a re-blog

Today I embroidered out one of the more simple blocks from Beatrice Quilt blocks 2. I wanted to check how this particular design looked with a large quilted background similar to one I had used in one of the Celtic Ivy … Continue reading

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Another vintage quilt block – re-blogged

Have you checked out my second Vintage Sewing Romantic Crazy quilt block which matches 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 … Continue reading

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silk, silk and more silk

I just adore silk! Didn’t you realise? Shimmering silk thread and silk fabric! Even my website back ground features one of my all time favourite silk fabrics. I fell in love with it many years ago when I worked in … Continue reading

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the anatomy of an applique embroidery design – re-blog

Here is another re-blog as Graceful Embroidery celebrates eleven years of breathtakingly beautiful embroidery, looking back at the collections I have created. In particular the Almond Silk Paisley collection was great fun to create. I would like to take you … Continue reading

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How Outline alignment stitches can enable even larger embroidery

I think I am quite sad to be completing the work on the Royal Heirloom collection. It has been quite exciting seeing the designs coming into shape in my embroidery software and then I have been completely fascinated watching them … Continue reading

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Developing heirloom designs for larger hoops

This week I finished digitising and testing out the 12 designs in Royal Heirloom 4 for mega hoops that are 360mm by 150mm. As well as creating designs which can be used individually I like to make sure that the … Continue reading

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Preparing fabric for an heirloom project

Careful planning is required for an heirloom project and most times it will be necessary to test out how design combinations will look. May I encourage you to try anything that comes to mind, especially if it almost sounds too … Continue reading

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