Thursday, August 28, 2014
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
For those of you that have taken classes from me, it is no secret, I LOVE bullion embroidery! Every single crazy quilt project I do includes some type of bullion embroidery. I thought I would write this post so that you would be encouraged to add a little bullion pizzazz to your quilts! Pictured above is a bullion embroidered pansy that I did several years ago, and of course, I thought it was so much fun!
Here are some roses I did to embellish a seam. The thread I used here was one of my favorites from Judith Baker Montano's thread collection. She has a lot of great colors and I have them on my website here: http://www.valeriebothell.com/catalog.php?view=productListPage&category=16
Here I used bullion's to make a little bunny...pink of course!
Bullion embroidered roses were used here to create a little scene, adding a bee and a bee hive.
Even long seams look great with bullion roses!
I even have been know to embellish a spider web with a little bullion rose.
In the two photo's above a bullion was used to attach a button. I love using butterfly shaped mother of pearl buttons and attaching them with a bullion!
Here is a close up shot of the crazy quilt I did for our book, Quilting...Just a Little Bit Crazy. Little bullion embroidered rose buds can be used to dress up a fan blade.
You can also use two different colors when making your bullion's. It gives them a great 3-D realistic look.
I also love to tat, so I thought it would be fun to combine the two together.
This pic show how you can use bullion roses in different configurations.
Hopefully I have inspired you to try bullion embroidery on your quilts. These are just a few of the countless ideas that you can use to incorporate into a project. I would love to hear from you about the different ways you use bullion embroidery on your crazy quilts.
Talk to you later,