Sunday, October 12, 2014

Intermediate Crazy Quilting Class - Task #13 - Embellishing a "Silkie"

I think there are two more tasks left. I'll be very sad when the class is over as I'm enjoying it very much. The good news is that Kathy is working on some advanced classes for those of us who want to continue.

This task was to take our block with the "silkie" and embellish the picture using machine embroidery thread, beading thread or silk thread. I of course had none so I used a single strand of regular embroidery thread. I think silk thread would have been preferable but I didn't want to go out and buy more stuff.......I have TONS of embroidery thread.

Before..........

My "silkie"was very pale and hardly showed so I cheated a bit and coloured it very lightly with my water colour pencils. I use them for doll faces so I figured it couldn't hurt:)

After..........

I picked out my stitching several times as I was undecided  as to how much to do. I think it's possible to overdo it. She stands out much better now I think.

Take care:) 


5 comments:

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Interesting! GOOD luck, lots of really nice work.

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful enhancement. Hugs Mrs A.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Wow! What a difference the embellishing made. Its a beautiful piece.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Mary Ann, that is amazing, she just pops off of the fabric now! Well done, it is gorgeous.

Heather said...

wow, what a difference the added stitching made. i wouldn't have imagined the impact it could make. love it.

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