Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hand Dyed Wool Blocks

I just listed some beautiful hand dyed wool crazy quilt blocks on my website today!  They would make a perfect fall project! 

Here's the link: Hand Dyed Wool Crazy Quilt Blocks

Talk to you later,

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Beautiful Bullions

For those of you that have taken classes from me, it is no secret, I LOVE bullion embroidery!  Every single crazy quilt project I do includes some type of bullion embroidery.  I thought I would write this post so that you would be encouraged to add a little bullion pizzazz to your quilts!  Pictured above is a bullion embroidered pansy that I did several years ago, and of course, I thought it was so much fun!

Here are some roses I did to embellish a seam.  The thread I used here was one of my favorites from Judith Baker Montano's thread collection.  She has a lot of great colors and I have them on my website here:

Here I used bullion's to make a little of course!

Bullion embroidered roses were used here to create a little scene, adding a bee and a bee hive.

Even long seams look great with bullion roses!

I even have been know to embellish a spider web with a little bullion rose.

In the two photo's above a bullion was used to attach a button.  I love using butterfly shaped mother of pearl buttons and attaching them with a bullion! 

Here is a close up shot of the crazy quilt I did for our book, Quilting...Just a Little Bit Crazy.  Little bullion embroidered rose buds can be used to dress up a fan blade.

You can also use two different colors when making your bullion's.  It gives them a great 3-D realistic look.

 I also love to tat, so I thought it would be fun to combine the two together.

This pic show how you can use bullion roses in different configurations.

Hopefully I have inspired you to try bullion embroidery on your quilts.  These are just a few of the countless ideas that you can use to incorporate into a project.  I would love to hear from you about the different ways you use bullion embroidery on your crazy quilts.

Talk to you later,