I have been doing an online class with Kathy Shaw. She has designed a wonderful class that cover all beginner aspects of crazy quilts and if I had actually read all the words instead of just skimming and looking at the diagrams, I would have avoided several errors. All participants are making the exact same design, including block and embroidery, though we picked our own fabrics and colours. I am about half way through the embroidery and then have the silk ribbon embroidery and a several other accents to consider.
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Following are close ups of some of the embroidery and beading.
I included this photo as i wanted to show how I actually work. Generally, I am not a kit person, I gather far more supplies than I will need and then par it down as I go. I am pretty sure by this point that I have narrowed down the colours of floss I'll use, but never say never to adding a new one if needed. An the huge spool of pink rayon embroidery thread, that's from another project and it just didn't get put away.
Best thing I did was to purchase some new packages of needles. This way I know that I am using the proper type for embroidery . The eyes are big enough to thread but not so large they are hard to pull through the fabric. It always helps to have the proper supplies at the start.
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