September 21, 2010

Wild Roses

Posted in Classes. Workshops & Lectures, Silk Ribbon Embroidery, Twitter Quilts...Twilts tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 7:51 PM by Shelley Swanland

“Wild Roses”, this Tuesday’s Twilt, combines the technique I developed ten years ago, Cathedral Windows by Machine with a technique I love and had missed, Silk Ribbon mbroidery. The borders of this Twilt have three-dimensional triangles with their bias folds rolled into curves, the part that is Cathedral Windows.

In the center I have a bouquet of roses. embroidered with silk ribbon, accented with pearl cotton and beads.

The background is a crinkled batik that I quilted with different colors of thread. The ribbons used for the roses came from my collection of silk ribbon that I have painted and dyed.

I hope you like it!

For more info on the Twilts: Twitter quilts…….Twilts or see all my Twilts : Flickr Twilts Page.



  1. Jennwith4 said,

    How beautiful! I need to learn how to do those cathedral windows so pretty!

  2. rlbates said,

    Absolutely beautiful!

  3. Carol Holmes said,

    That is just gorgeous! A pure work of art. I need to learn how to do the embroidery roses.

  4. jessica said,

    Shelley, It is another beautiful art piece!

  5. Angie said,

    I really love this – the silk ribbon embroidery makes it extra special.

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