Monday, January 31, 2011

Victorian Tea Cats Quilt WIP block #1

This is the WIP pic of the first of 12 CQed blocks that will be in this quilt. Our first Victorian Symbol is the Spider and Wed often found on Crazy Quilt for luck. I'm not one for spiders or bugs of any kind but when I first saw this beaded spider I fell in love with it. I've done several since then and just had to have one on this quilt. There may be more on other block too as I seen another one last nite where the web is very prettily done.
As you can see there are some empty spaces and seams. I'm looking for a dragonfly for the cream patch in the corner to go with the dragonfly the cat in the center is watching, and of course finish up with the seam treatments.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Two more CQed RR blocks completed

I just now finished up on all the blocks that I have on hand in all the RRs I'm in.

First up is Wendy's Winter block. Lots of snowflakes as requested with a cute snowman in the center of it all. As it's winter full force around here it wasn't hard to think cold, snow and ice!
And the first block for this RR... Kerry's Tea time. I hope I've captured the feeling of a pretty tea party for two friends in this block. Surrounded with the scent of roses.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Spring has Sprung for Cathy

Last nite I finished up with Cathy's Spring block in the RR Spring Is Sprung. It was a fun one and I challenged myself to try a couple different things including a new variation on the buttonhole stitch.

Monday, January 24, 2011

More RR blocks completed

First up is Dee's Fall/Autum RR block. This one brought to mind Halloween so I thought of decorating at Halloween. Spiders adorn the web fabrics and the pumpkin patch sign, wagon, leaf and pumpkin buttons were in a special packet I bought with this block in mind. The center swatch is surrounded with a black trim that goes in all directs as does the block. I added a touch more of the blue purple from the center block throughout the block in seam treatments and added a star to the center. Next is Beryl's Summer Dreams block. What fun this was!! The other blocks in this RR that were done each had a dragon fly so I had to add one too. Ok more then one. :) After that is was flowers all the way as I was thinking of a lazy summer afternoon in my backyard surrounded in all the flowers I love to plant and grow. Often dragonflies and butterflies dance around near buy and this past summer I picked up a set of what looked like seagulls so I added 2 to this block as we often have seagulls come around, especially as soon as we throw the hot dog, hamburger and other bread crust pieces for them to feed on. To finish off this block I had to use on of my smile buttons and I chose the one with the shades and surrounded it with silk ribbon to make a sun.
And on to Spring and another Winter block :)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

SRE Stash Enhancement!

Today I recieved an order I made just before Christmas of Silk Ribbon to use in my Crazy Quilting! Along with a few buttons. Here is a pic of my stash enhancement!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Helina's Winter RR Block

Here's the pics of the work I did on Helina's Winter RR blocks. I envisioned ice and snow and this block just begged to have an ice spider on a silver web. :)
Here's the full block.

Victorian Tea Cats - block #1 - naked

Here's the first block for the Victorian Tea Cats Quilt. I used block #10 from Vintage Voque as inspiration to do the crazy quilting as I liked the purple patch to do the spider web I'll be doing on this block. Keep watching for updates on this block and all the others to come in this quilt. I plan to do one CQed block and one plain with doily and cross stitching on it each month for the 12 months of 2011 that Crazy Quilting International group is doing the 12 months of Victorian Symbology. So each month's block I'll be featuring that' month's symbol. :)

That's the work I this morning. Next post will show what I did for the afternoon and evening. :)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Winter Wallhanging

This past weekend I finally got the naked blocks put together for yet another RR I'm in with the Crazy Quilting International group. These little guys will be winging their way to the first participant this week.
In these blocks I made use of 2 of the pieces of fabric that came in my Christmas Cracker 2010. The peach and the green.. they were much better matches then the ones I had on hand. The lavender is from an order I got from a great lady at Lisa's Heaven you can still get some great craft supply deals on her website.
The snowflake motifs are a freebie design I collected years ago from Kreinik.