Monday, September 29, 2014

Intermediate Crazy Quilting Class - Task #11 - Silk Ribbon Sunflowers and Violets

It's been a couple of weeks since I last posted. I have no idea what I have been doing. Messing about with stuff I guess:)

I did finally get around to doing the next task in the CQ class I'm taking.  More silk ribbon embroidery but this time sunflowers and violets.

Here is what I produced.......sunflowers to the bottom left.  I quite like them myself. I did the middles in French knots and they are very soft to the touch.


The violets that Kathy teaches are very cute but I didn't have enough ribbon in the right size or colour. I did a few teeny tiny ones in the middle here and then filled in with some other flowers.  I must give them another try once I get more ribbon.


I put them on my fan shaped block in a little empty space. It turned out to be quite a good idea as the lace edging looks like a little fence. Purely accidental on my part:)

Someone in my class asked what kind of laying tool I used when I did my sunflowers.

I have this thing. I don't know where I got it or what it actually is. At first I thought it might be from an old manicure kit but now I think I got it as a freebie with some DAS paper clay.


Don't know but it seems to work for me.

Take care:)

11 comments:

  1. Your sunflowers are absolutely gorgeous!! I think you have mastered silk ribbon.

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  2. Beautiful!

    That is from an old manicure kit. The right side pushes the cuticle back and the pointed end is for cleaning under the nail. Regardless--it works in other ways too!

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  3. Love your sunflowers! I must try them. Yes, I agree with Lin, definitely part of a manicure set although I have not seen one in donkeys years! And I do love the flowers behind the fence - just perfect. xx

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  4. Youve nailed the flower petals!
    Those sunflowers are beautifully stitched : )

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  5. Lovely silk flowers and I like how the little fairy is surrounded by your lovely embroidery work.

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  6. Very pretty! You are learning a nice variety of flowers in this class. I'll be anxious to see what she has done to switch the class up in January by breaking it into 3 classes. Thanks for mentioning there will be violets...
    xx, Carol

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  7. Simply gorgeous silk ribbon work !

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  8. Love those flowers. Silk ribbon really is wonderful for making flowers.

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  9. Lovely Mary Ann and don't you love those happy accidents that make your piece sing? The lace does indeed look like a fence, perfect!

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  10. I adore these sunflowers. You have taken to silk embroidery like a duck to water. Hugs Mrs A.

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