Sunday, March 21, 2010

I've been working outside a lot the last week, and have barely touched my needlework, but I've put the first embellishments on.

I love the look of ribbonwork- it adds so much dimension and fullness to a piece- but have never been good at it. This technique doesn't require pulling the ribbon through the fabric dozens of times, which is where I always run into trouble. Laying it on top of the fabric and couching it down, there is no risk of fraying.

I've taken this idea- and the design I've started with the outline stitch- from Marsha Michler's book The Magic of Crazy Quilting: A Complete Resource for Embellished Quilting

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