Tuesday, April 23, 2013

April Crazy Quilt Strip

Beautiful bright orange flowers are Brazilian Embroidery Double Drizzle Stitch. The leaves  Fly Stitched and spider  made with bullions.
The pattern is from Sherry Johnson, "Nature's Autumn Weaver".
There is a good video on UTube showing how to do the double drizzle stitch.
Below is a cross stitched hummingbird. Pattern by Jenny Rasmussen.
This is the strip for April and will be attached to the main square.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

WIP Doily

The Doily is finished. However, I am thinking about adding some clover leaves as a final touch.
It is tatted with Lizbeth size 20, Pineapple Parfait #170.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Split Ring Cross

These Split Ring Crosses are from the same pattern tatted with size 40 threads. After tatting the first one I had the "What If" factor of adding picots. I like the way they both turned out.
The pattern is from Wendy Durell at  www.wendytats.blogspot.com

WIP -- This is the center of "Blue Doily" by Eileen Stafford. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Spanish Cross Redwork

In 2005, at our local quilt show, we had J Michelle Watts for a workshop in machine redwork.  The pattern we used was the    Spanish Cross,   a collection of contemporary cross designs for redwork embroidery. On the sewing machine the stitch that was used is the triple stitch or jean stitch with open toe foot and Mettler silk finish cotton #770 or Aurifil 28 wt. #2260. I did try the machine stitch and it did look pretty good but I still prefer the hand embroidery look.  I hand stitched one cross and it went into the UFO pile. This is the year to complete many UFOs!!! So last month this floated to the top of the pile and it is completed. I machine quilted the 13" x 42" using straight lines with the sun ray affect in each corner of the crosses arms.
If you would like the pattern visit One Horse Studio in Roswell, NM    www.jmichellewatts.com
There are lots of SouthWest patterns including another set of crosses.