Friday, July 04, 2008

CQ with Silk Ribbon and Beads!

Another crazy quilt heart in needlepoint is finished. This one, however, I'm not thrilled with, as I don't care for the white flower at the top right. It's a bit large to suit me, but I'm not going to take it out just yet - not in the mood for a re-do. I really need to practice more with the 7mm width, as it's been a few years, and I'm not as comfortable with it as I was. I will go back to the 4mm width, (as on the vine and the French knot "roses.") and try to remember the great assortment of flowers I used to know how to do. Like many skills put aside for a few years, it's clumsy to start over. I like the colors now that I have the embroidery done - and the effect of the beads is striking! Once again, on the green patch, I used the clear #250 beads with floss to match the silk on the background. Using green beads wouldn't have been nearly as pretty. A word to some of you who have mentioned that you couldn't find a place to order the Riversilks ribbon or the Sundance beads, these are wholesale websites, but your favorite LNS should be happy to order for you. Riversilks requires no minimum order, so that makes it super easy for the stores.

6 comments:

Judy S. said...

Thanks, Judy, for confirming that those websites were wholesale ones! Your heart looks nice and so does your SRE.

MargB said...

How beautiful!
I really love how you interpret crazy quilting.

Nina said...

I'm delighted and surprised, although I probably shouldn't be, that you made one of my least favorite colour combinations work so well together. Lovely.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

This heart is beautiful. How creative to do cross stitch and SRI together together. Lovely Hugs Judy

Mary Corbet said...

Judy! Gorgeous work as usual! This is really stunning!!

I haven't checked in for a while, but every time I do, I'm delighted to see what other beautiful thing you're coming up with!

coral-seas said...

Really nice, Judy. I like the woven effect on the pale green 'fabric'. Is it stitched through to the back or woven on the surface?