Thursday, January 5, 2012

Layered Lame Quilt

The project I am working on is done differently then my previous quilt .  The circles will be in a pyramid and the center will be lighter than the outside.  The circles are from 6 to 8 inches in diameter and some are single and some are in groups.  I just finished this group making 13 completed  and 19 to go. 

Blogging has given me the opportunity to talk to other people with the same interests.  I recently got and e-mail from a young man, Adrian, who was in Paris taking the level I class at Ecole Lesage.  One of the things we discussed was where to buy sequins.  Since I took my first class at the Ecole Lesage I have been on the hunt for fine sequins.  I have found some on e-bay, antique shops and online at .  To find worms (sequins on a string) in a specific color and type is difficult.   I suggested he go to Fried Freres. 

This picture was taken in 2009 by my husband.

Fried has hanks of sequin "worms" in a rainbow of colors, sizes, flat, cupped, metallic, matte, translucent.  Drawers and drawers of them.  The only drawback is that you have to buy them in hanks of 10 worms or 10,000 sequins in each color.  
Adrian purchased a variety of 4mm translucent sequins and I purchased 1/2 from him. 

I am having fun with my new toys!  Thank you Adrian!!!!

Wishing you all a Happy New Year!!!


  1. this new project of yours is just "bellisimo" I admire all your pieces.
    thanks for sharing

  2. Shirlee, your circles are breathtaking! Such exquisite work!

  3. Wow, that's a lot of sequins! As ever your embroidery is amazing. :o)