Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

                                          #1056 Quilted Gobbler
Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Needlepoint and Quilting

Finally stopped stitching long enough to take a few photos and sit down at the computer.  This is the final step in completing the Partridge & Pears Wreath - crazy quilting the seams and (hopefully) padding each section.

I have to give all those Crazy Quilters a lot of credit - this technique is not so easy to adapt to needlepoint!  From scouring a lot of quilting blogs and websites it seems that they take a basic embroidery stitch and embellish it with beads, ribbons,sequins, and even add additional stitches to create these elaborate seams.  You can see some gorgeous examples of this on:
I found these two resources on Janes Chilly Hollow blog and they were most helpful, even though my workmanship isn't quite as precise as the stitching of these talented ladies.

Only 2 more seams to go, and then off to the finisher for final construction.  Keeping my fingers crossed that the trapunto aspect of this project works.