Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Beadwork


I added some beads.


And here too.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Berries


I added some berries.


The balance gets better. Later I will add something on the bottom of the yellow patch.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Butterflies


The butterflies are made of a bullion knot for the body, 2 heartshaped buttons for the wings, a bead for the head and straight stitches with french knots for the antennae.
Here you can find out how bullions are made: http://inaminuteago.com/stitchdict/stitch/Bullion.html



The whole swarm.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Organza ribbon flower and some beads


An organza ribbon flower is added and some special green-red flower beads.


This is the whole block.
Perhaps you wonder what will happen to the two empty yellow patches.
Just wait and see.....

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Concertina rose


I made a concertina rose from satin ribbon.
This ribbon is tough to fold.


Here is a bunch of them.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lace flower added


I added a lace flower. The branch is in stemstitch with leaves in ribbonstitch.


The block looks now like this.
It gets more balanced.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Pretty laces

Look what I received last week


Very pretty laces


I bought them from Nicki Lee,  Raviolee Dreams

Saturday, September 10, 2011

More flowers on the branch


I added straight stitches on the seamtreatment to add a little contrast. For the branch I couched the green thread on with embroiderythread in the same color.
The flowers are cast-on flowers. Instructions for this stitch can be found here: http://inaminuteago.com/stitchdict/stitch/caston.html

The result is a much less heavy branch. The block tumbles less to the left.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Bunch of flowers

I added a bunch of gathered flowers on the top.
The block tumbles less to the left.

Here is a close-up.
In the center are french knots in a sparkling thread.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Encrusted crazy quilting block

Welcome on my new blog.
I plan to show you how I spend my spare time with all kinds of needlework.

A few years ago I joined the online class "Encrusted Crazy Quilting" with SharonB.
More information about that class can be found here: http://www.pintangle.com/workshops-and-classes-offered/2011/8/31/encrusted-crazy-quilting-october-12-2011-start-date.html
Only recently I have picked up the block I started then.


I added this flower spray.

This is the whole block.

The branch on the left is too heavy. I have to correct that.
The whole block seems to tumble to the left, but I'm sure that will change after the embroidery is finished.
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