Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Beaded Cameo Pin & Simply Quilts


This would make a good gift for a friend or relative - it's a beaded cameo pin. I have made several of these in different color combinations - they are really fun; a great way to use small flower and leaf beads. Also, you can use seed beads that you don't have lots and lots of exactly matching colors.

This morning I was watching Simply Quilts. I know they are all reruns now, but I hadn't seen this one before. It was all about crazy quilts and featured the work of Judith Montano. She described CQ as the most painterly of all quilting methods. Betty Pillsbury was also on the show; she demonstrated how to piece CQ and how to do the feather stitch. She had done it in many different threads and in many different "variations" - they all looked so different you might not ever have identified them as feather stitches. It was a nice change from sane quilting.

4 comments:

seoulsisterstevens said...

LIN!!! This is SO gorgeous! Would you consider sharing how you made this little beauty? I would love to try my hand at it.

Lillian

Lin Moon said...

Lillian, you would not believe how easy and fun this is to do. I think I will post the directions on flickr, in the description of the pin, so anyone who wants to check them out can do so. Thanks so much for your comment.

Lin Moon said...

Well, in typing up the directions for the cameo pin, I can see that some pix would really help explain it. I did put the how-to on flickr, but I will work on some pictures and let you know where to look.

seoulsisterstevens said...

Lin,

I can't find your e mail addy so I am tagging you here. Check out my blog and you can participate if you want.

=)

Lil