This lovely pin cushion may be small in size, but it’s big on technique. Delicate pin tucks frame wing needle lace joining, puffing, entredeux embellishment, dainty silk ribbon embroidery, a sweet cross stitched border and scallop stitched hems. Add a bit of potpourri and turn the needle roll into a charming sachet. Accessory feet are used throughout to insure quick and accurate stitching.
Whether you are a tomboy or a princess, you’ll look and feel great wearing this beautiful, eye catching shirt. There are quilt versions for those of you that would love to learn more about accessory feet and heirloom techniques but prefer projects other than clothing. Easy to stitch, yes. Fast? No, but fun and interesting and just gorgeous.
The Lookout was developed from two photographs taken while on a teaching visit to the Big Island of Hawaii. One is of the Hamakua coast the other of my friend, Deon, looking out to sea. This quilt pattern will help develop your landscape quilting skills with turned and bonded applique techniques and free motion embellishment. The beautiful hibiscus is dimensional as are the two lei and the sarong adding nice depth and further interest to the piece.
Choosen for its beauty and rarity, the White Eared Hummingbird is the star of this quilt. The tepary blossoms from which it feeds will develope into the delicious tepary bean, native to the southwest. Turned applique mountains, dimensional flowers and leaves, a satin stitched vine and free motion texture are featured techniques.
It all started with a shopping bag which was saved for over ten years before it was used as an inspiration for this beautiful little wall hanging. The original is hand quilted, but it would adapt nicely to machine quilting. The design would be exciting to use as an starting point for appliqué, fabric painting and embellishing.
Learn to use your accessory feet! Make your quilting faster, easier, less stressful and more accurate. Constructing this lovely sampler quilt using a variety of accessory feet will give you “foot on” experience in piecing, appliqué, and adding texture and embellishments. Then after layering, continue using accessory feet for no stress, accurate stippling, quilt in the ditch, echo quilting and binding.
A cheery, colorfully contemporary take on Hawaiian quilting that is just a bit crazy. Techniques include: paper pieced crazy quilting; decorative stitching; applique; Jill’s no-pin binding and heat-set crystal application.
Joyful Hollyhocks bring summer to your home no matter the season. Machine made hollyhocks, machine stitched buttons, pinked center accents and easy turned applique leaves make for a quick, easy and fun to make project.
This small treasure packs in the fun and technique of a project twice its size. Scribble-stitched sunlight, couched surf, and translucent seas create a delightful year-round resident for your home. Even the kelp is fun.
Flamingo Moon is designed to stand alone or pair up with South Island Sunset. This sampler makes use of five different appliqué techniques, free motion embroidered details, and taper stitch accents. Strengthen your embellishment skills and brighten any room with this original design.