Thursday, May 12, 2016

'Big Stitch' Quilting, more,' Embroidery and Patchwork Revisited' Book Review...

My white Amaryllis in the sun light, it had four blossoms this year.

'Big stitch' quilting almost done on my art quilt.

More done on my embroidery kit project.

Found a great new book, 'Embroidery & Patchwork Revisited', by Janice Vaine.


What's Up Thursday!

I hope you are having a wonderfully productive week. Even if you aren't, look forward to next week, it'll come. Haven't you noticed that creativity comes in rhythms? Sometimes it's a water fall, sometimes it's a trickle.

I found 'Embroidery & Patchwork Revisited' by Janice Vaine, published by Landauer Publishing, and what a good book on all things embroidery and crazy quilting! I highly recommend it for inspiration and excellent examples and directions.

My art quilt is almost all quilted with 'big stitch' hand quilting. Again, I use 3 strands of embroidery thread because that's the way I like to do it for now. Maybe I'll use pearl cotton on the next quilt.

The embroidery kit I purchased at a local fabric store is getting done a little here and a little there.
I do like the colors on the dark background.

My Fabulous White Amaryllis is now blooming, so gorgeous.  I've got to get a picture of it in the morning light, as if I didn't already have a million pictures of it.

Here's a link to light up your day!!!!!!What Makes You Beautiful !




10 comments:

  1. I like the look of the big stitch hand quilting and want to try it. The embroidery kit is looking very nice.

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    1. Thanks Pamela. I sure enjoy the photos of your hikes in Japan!

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  2. Good progress on your gardening, quilting and embroidery. Now you have another book to spur you on even more!
    'What makes you beautiful' must be a VW commercial; those VW classics ARE beautiful!!!
    Have a grand week, Janie

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    1. Thanks Queenie, that beach in the video is gorgeous too.

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  3. your amaryllis is stunning Janie and provides a beautiful contrast alongside the jewel like piece below it....

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  4. Thank you, Karen,have a great day!

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  5. Beautiful amaryllis - they are always such an amazing flower, and as always your stitching looks so relaxing. Now I'm off to search out a copy of that book on Amazon!

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    1. Amazon has some good deals for sure!

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  6. Good progress: I usually use perle but have also tried Sulky 12wt and have just started playing with stranded. I think they all have their place. Your book looks very interesting - love the picture on the cover.

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