Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Looking through my telescope

This week, Telescope Lady is actually looking through her telescope.
Next week she'll be sewing again.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Let's talk about layers

Crazy Quilting, like a lot of things, is about layers.  A layer of fabric is covered by a layer of embroidery, which is in turn covered by a layer of embellishments.  You can't skimp on the layers.

The block below is a great example.  The coloured fabric was pieced onto a stabilizing base (Layer 1).  Each of the seams was covered in some way. The upper left diagonal seam and the lower right diagonal seam had a trim tacked to them (Layer 2).  The trim was then covered with embroidery(Layer 3) and beading (Layer 4).

In the upper right hand corner, embroidered leaves surround a purple button.  In the lower right, a purple ribbon is held down with seed beads.

These layers give depth to the block.

Purple and Green block