Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

May Progress

Not much progress in May. Just some Journal Pages ...

a little stitching ...

and some beading.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

No Stitching

just some - fast and fun - fused collage pieces

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Visual Journal Entries

I don't have to show any stitching progress. Instead I did a few collages as design exercises for my visual journal. I started with paper collages.

But I prefer fiber. The pieces are just fused. This is quick, easy and fun.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Assisi Embroidery, Part II

I just had to add a beaded version of Assisi embroidery.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Assisi Embroidery

I started this little piece a long time ago but never finished it. When I read the March challenge it came to my mind and I finished it: just straight stitches densely worked.

I like French knots and used them for some Assisi style embroidery in my crazy quilts. In these examples the empty spaces are covered with buttons.

I worked this little sampler with my favourite filling stitches.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Encrusted Crazy Quilting with SharonB

We are in week three. My progress so far.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Weekly Update

I did some beading again. But the piece is not yet finished.

Here are some cottons I dyed with rust:

This time I added black tea. These are cottons and silks. I love the colours.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Beading again

I added a feather stitch border because I thought the piece needed a little balance

and made a leaf pin.

I could not resist to try a beaded version of my embroidery doodle:

Saturday, January 31, 2009

To Bead or not to Bead

That's the title of Susan Brittingham's online beading class at Quilt University. First I made a sampler:

And here is my "masterpiese", lesson one done:

I really do like this swirl pattern called pathway. Here are some details.

Susan recommended to try beading on a quilted surface. I decided to bead one of my earliest quilts - a beginner piece, not well done and boring but important to me. I will try an allover tulip pattern in pink, pale pink, orange and green. I made a first test and it turned out better than I had expected. So here is the first tulip on my "Tulips" quilt. (When will this be finished?)