Saturday, January 23, 2010

More Needlepunch Ribbon Flowers

My friend Freda was so nice to lend me her Dancing Needle. I purchased my own (here) so sent hers back with one of my flowers.
*edit* The large Dancing Needle--also known as the Ribbon Needle--this one.*

Freda is a very elegant lady (and as warm and sweet as she is beautiful) so I tried to make something she might enjoy.
I liked using the velvet millinery leaves a lot.

Then I tried to needlepunch some ribbon on needlepoint canvas, wanting to see if it would work...

For the larger ribbon it did, but I couldn't use anything smaller in the center. Sewing those beads on was easy, though.
I did like not having to use a hoop for this, and I think it will cut out and applique just fine on a quilt.

This one is about 3" wide.

The annual quilt retreat at Point Bonita is in a week! Because this marks its 30th year, we are all encouraged to make a challenge quilt, 18" X 18", to celebrate with the theme "Point Bonita, My Second Home". There should be some doozies. I'll post mine here when it is done...having some fun with it!

14 comments :

Summerset said...

Gorgeous! I can't decide which flower is more pretty. Which punch did you buy? There are a lot of them offered.

Kay said...

Cool! I can see them on hats, lapels, etc., too.

Connie said...

Beautiful!

Barbara C said...

Lovely flowers! And your new photo is very pretty too.

Raspberry said...

I'm loving these!
I better start w/ something smaller though. :)

Ruby said...

Pretty! I read Freda's blog too. She had a post about the gorgeous flower brooch you sent her. WOW!

Rose said...

Wow...these ribbon flowers look so beautiful. I have never seen anything like it. Keep it up the good work.

Lisa said...

That first flower for Freda makes my heart sing! Goregeous! (they all are, but I heart the white one!)

Suzanne Kistler said...

Lovely flowers. And I like your new profile picture! :)

Deb H said...

Those flower are wonderful Allie! You always do such beautiful work.
I'm thinking I need to go back on the workshop committee at ALCQ Guild so I can talk them into having you come up for a teaching gig one of these days!

Plays with Needles said...

I'm with Lisa. I think we'll be arm wrestling over the white one.

I really like your new photo in front of your pretty quilt. You look very happy there.

Denise Felton said...

These are so beautiful, Allie! I don't see "Dancing Needle" listed. Which one did you order?

Denise
http://needlework.craftgossip.com

Granny Fran said...

These are so gorgeous! I loved seeing the one you did on needlepoint canvas. Great photo of you in front of your lovely crazy quilt. Just saw an ad in the local paper that a shop with classes in various needlecrafts has opened and they teach needle punching.

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