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:)


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

  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!

  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

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

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

  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

  7. Simply gorgeous silk ribbon work !

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

  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!

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


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