Tuesday, March 17, 2015

I won this book on Facebook from an online acquaintance.   Christi Herbst Paulton had an extra copy and offered it as a give away. I left a comment along with several other people  and my name was selected.  I wanted it to experiment with my tambour hook, not a regular sewing machine.

I am participating in the CQJP2015 project and below is my February "updated" block.  I was not happy with silk flowers on the original (see previous post) so I used the techniques from the book above to make the ribbon flowers.  I am pleased with the way they came out.
I really liked the ideas is the book "Silk Ribbon by Machine"  and plan to use more of the techniques shown on future projects. Thanks again Christi!

This is my March entry for the CQJP2015.  I have never used Shibori ribbon before and I had fun experimenting with with it.


  1. Looks like a fun book! Enjoyed seeing your work with shibori ribbon too.

  2. I love the flow of the shibori ribbon. it's beautiful!

  3. Hello Shirlee Girlee! Yes! The new, improved version of your flowers are the bomb! I'm especially liking the mother of pearl centerpieces in each one. Will you plan to do that in each one? I'v got quite a collection of MOP and can send you a surprise if that's where you're heading. How brilliant of you to think of you and your tambour hook as a "machine"... You ARE a machine! and I mean that in the nicest way. BTW, I didn't answer your email a week or so back...Yes, we are heading to Brattleboro on Saturday to go to Delectable Mountain. Not sure if that is close to you but our plan is to go there on Saturday, spend the night, and then head to Maureen's on Sunday for a couple hours before we hit the road to drive back home.

    Can't wait to see you!! xo Susan

  4. Hi Shirlee! Your new blue ribbon flowers are gorgeous (so is the entire piece, by the way!) I thought the originals were really pretty too. So many lovely elements to look at here. I can really get lost in a crazy quilt! Keep up the beautiful work and have a really fun week! xoxo

  5. I am visiting from Susan of Plays With Needles and your CQ is amazing. Creative Bliss...