Saturday, March 26, 2011

Lots of Eye Candy to see

Seems I've missed putting up a pic about one of my latest CQed RR blocks... so here it is along with the latest 2. :)
First up we have a Winter block for Ritva. Her's are all done in white, cream, gold and browns. The other's in the group have done some real fancy work so mine was kept to simple clean look. I think :)Next up we have Cathy's Autumn block. I copied another CQer's idea of using a doily for a spider web. Mine is much smaller then the others but I think it turned out great!And lastly we have a real fun block. This is Laura's English Garden/Tea Time block. I'd gotten the tea set I used on this block some time ago and wondered when I'd ever use them. As cute as they were they just didn't go with anything... until this block... they seemed to got perfectly! so lots of flowers with yellow face beads to bring out their smiles and bright butterflies and a ladybug as well. A couple seam treatments and then making the swirls around the wand in gold along with the outlining of the clouds, stars and moon in gold and i think the block came out looking like a fairy tale garden at tea time. :)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Tea Time RR block for Cathy

Here is a close up the center that I just LOVE. It's my first time for embellishing flowers like this and though it took a lot of the specialty thread it was wel worth it. Now I just have to get more for making some on my own blocks LOL Here's the whole block. I used a found object on this block. It's a small piece of chain that I added beads too with the thought of hanging garden lights in mind. I think it turned out cute!.

Here's a close up of it!

More updating

Ok as promised a few pictures of the blocks I haven't posted about yet. These first two are from the Victorian Tea Cats Quilt. they are blocks #3 and #4 seeing as I've lost my pics I don't have a naked block pic of #2 as it's already been worked on... near done actually.
These next two are from the Fairy Quilt Wall Hanging. This first one was nearly all embellished by Wendy F. who graciously offered to so some work for me on one of these blocks. She did a fabulous job and only left a few little areas for me to add a few bits and of course a fairy charm.

This one I've done all on my own. :)

I'm starting a new RR soon called "Fairies Fairies Fairies" and I've decided to use 3 of these blocks rather then 6 6" blocks so that I can finish this Wallhanging while working on other things as well and to get LOTS of different finishes to this piece!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Update on Chef Tiger

Wow.. it's been a long while since I last posted... It's been a depressing time here and cabin fever isn't helping in the least!
We lost a dear friend and brother in the church just last week. Another harassed of the terrible weather we had for over a week. He's just left home for a trip a couple hours away when he lost control of of his car and head on in the path of a transport. Jean Marie Belliveau will be greatly missed.
Though I have been working on a cross stitch piece it's not something I can share as it's a new design that'll be released next month. In the meantime I can share the little quilt I finished up making today. It's a Rag Tag doll quilt. Simply laid out in any pattern even if it is a crazy patch. Then pinned into place and layered with quilt patting and a backing. Then I just zig zag all the pieces which quilts it at the same time. then trim edges and add a binding.
Here is a close up view of the zig zag quilting all done in pink to add more pink to the quilt. :)
I do have a couple of finishes of naked blocks as well as a fairy block finish to post as well so I will endeavor to find those photos and upload ASAP. :)