Great Website – Material Obsession

Originally posted 2009-03-27 07:27:33. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI found out about this wonderful quilting blog earlier this week, and I just love it. Material Obsession is written by two Australian quilters who own a shop with the same name. They have also just published a book by the same name as well (on its [...]

Stitch your Stash Around the World Update

Originally posted 2008-09-14 05:35:10. Republished by Blog Post PromoterBarbara has posted the eighth block on this sampler. It’s Interlocking Gobelin, one of my favorite stitches. If you want to see the entire series of posts together, check here. I’m also happy to report that even though I didn’t cut my canvas big enough to do [...]

Color, Threads, and Quilts – 2011 Club

needlepoint quilt block by janet m perry

Originally posted 2010-11-09 07:09:03. Republished by Blog Post PromoterA key to making lovely needlepoint is how you combine colors and how you use threads to enhance your design. Just as a painter picks the perfect paint to get a particular shade of blue, stitchers want to pick the perfect thread in both color and texture. [...]

August Twinchy Challenge – Quilt Blocks

Borders on two-sides give needlepoint a contemporary look

Originally posted 2008-08-01 06:20:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Quilt blocks have got to be one of the most enduring themes in my needlepoint. They are #2 after Bargello. I hadn’t been needlepointing all that long when Needlepoint from Great American Quilts was published and I still have one of the many pieces I made [...]

Poinsettia Quilt Block Ornament – Free Design

poinsettia needlepoint ornament designed by needlepoint expert janet m. perry

Originally posted 2011-12-09 07:13:50. Republished by Blog Post Promoter This bold;y graphic ornament is loosely based on a quilt block. Using all straight stitches and surrounded by a border of Straight Gobelins and Continental, this is a quick to finish project for the holidays. I stitched mine on 18 mesh canvas using Kreinik 1/16″ ribbon [...]