Tag Archives: Brazilian embroidery

November OMG 2017 Goal Update

My OMG/UFO goal for November was the number 2 (drawn by Patchwork Times).

I wanted to turn the Brazilian embroidered piece into a pillow.

Brazilian Embroidery 001

To create texture, I free motion quilted around the embroidery.

Brazilian Embroidery

Brazilian Embroidery

Brazilian Embroidery

I was frustrated when I discovered that some of my threads bled a bit when I removed my blue quilting marks with water.

However, I was able to wash out the bleeding with a good soak in Dawn dishwashing liquid.  (What a relief!)

Brazilian Embroidery

The back of the pillow has a hidden zipper.

Brazilian Embroidery

Brazilian Embroidery

I am happy with how it turned out!

This pillow is destined to be a gift.

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG) and Patchwork Times . Click on the link and check out the other goals for November!

November OMG 2017 Goal

Number 2 was drawn by Patchwork Times for the November UFO goal.

My number 2 is to do something with the Brazilian embroidery piece that I finished back in the year 2012.

Brazilian Embroidery

I have decided to make it into a pillow.

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG). Click on the link and check out the other goals for November!

Washington State Quilters Spokane Chapter Quilt Show Part 2

More eye candy from the WSQ quilt show! 

*For part one, click here.

*Clicking on a photo will give you a closer look.

I love Brazilian and silk embroidery!  The following photos showcase a stitcher’s wonderful talent that was incorporated into a lovely romantic quilt.

WSQ October 2013

WSQ October 2013

WSQ October 2013

WSQ October 2013

I admire a machine quilter’s confidence when she not only chooses to custom quilt (as opposed to an all over design), but chooses to showcase her (or him) quilting with a thread color that stands out from the background.  The next two photos are great examples of this.

WSQ October 2013

WSQ October 2013

The next quilter created interest by framing her floral design with a little bit of color in the form of piping. 

WSQ October 2013

Look closer.  There are great touches of embroidery, beadwork, and thread painting.  This attention to detail really creates a beautiful work of art.

WSQ October 2013

Good things do come in small packages, and this miniature wholecloth is no exception.  The quilting is exquisite!  The crystals are a great addition to the piece…they don’t overwhelm the design, and add another element of interest.

WSQ October 2013

Just look at the teeny, tiny stippling!

WSQ October 2013

The next quilt is also a miniature.  It is a gorgeous fiber art piece featuring a floral design.  The intense color certainly pops and attracts the viewer!

WSQ October 2013

I leave you with a closer look that shows the fabulous beadwork in the center of the flower.  Love it!

WSQ October 2013

Brazilian Embroidery UFO

The stitching is done!

I’m not the best embroiderer you ever saw, but I like it!

I still need to wash and block, and decide what to do.  Make a pillow?  Frame it?

I’m off on a little trip to get my Grandma fix.  The only projects I’ll have going are hugs…lots of ’em!

Orca Bay Quilt Back (Part 9) and What’s Next

I’ve pieced the backing for the Orca Bay quilt:

Whenever I get the quilting completed, I will show a better photo, or two.

For Bonnie Hunter’s Orca Bay mystery quilt – Part 1, click here.
For Bonnie Hunter’s Orca Bay mystery quilt – Part 2, click here.    
For Bonnie Hunter’s Orca Bay mystery quilt – Part 3, click here.
For Bonnie Hunter’s Orca Bay mystery quilt – Part 4, click here.
For Bonnie Hunter’s Orca Bay mystery quilt – Part 5, click here.
For Bonnie Hunter’s Orca Bay mystery quilt – Part 6, click here.
For Bonnie Hunter’s Orca Bay mystery quilt – Part 7, click here.
For Bonnie Hunter’s Orca Bay mystery quilt – Part 8, click here.
 

The sewing machine has been cleaned and oiled.  The floor has been vacuumed.  So what’s next?

I’m taking out an old UFO to work on.  I was learning Brazilian embroidery with this project, and I love it!  I don’t know why I never finished it.  There is not alot left to embroider.

How shall I finish this when the embroidery is done?  Frame it?  Make a pillow?  Make a crazy, scrappy border for it? 

Any ideas?

Anyone?