Wednesday, April 27, 2011

block for Ritva's Tea Time RR

I went a little charm crazy but hopefully Ritva likes the work I did on her block just the same :) Butterflies, tea and a little fairy stopped by too.

Monday, April 25, 2011

My Fall CQed RR block

Ok.. just had a couple buttons to add so now I'm finished my Fall block for my RR. Again these will be made into a wall hanging to be displayed during the fall months.

Darlene's Tea Time Traditional RR

Here is my work on Darlene's Traditional RR. the little
table runner she had on it just cried out to be to be prettied up so I stitched it down in place by the lace with a silver braid from Kreinik. then added charms and flowers and stitched in the Tea Time. I added a row of flowers to the left and bottom of the runner and to the right and bottom I created a lace fan. There is also a lazy daisy seam treatment below the runner by the row of flowers.Here is a picture of the full block WIP.

My Summer Dreams CQed block

After doing Cathy's block I wanted the fairies to come play in my garden so I did bit of a re-creation on my Summer Dreams block.
I still love Cathy's more as the colours are my favourites in her's but this turned out quite well too. :)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Fairy Garden Tea Party in CQing

I've finally had some time to get back to my CQing. After a dear friend's funeral I needed it!

Here's the block that I did for Cathy K in our Tea Time 2 DYB RR. My only problem with it is that I have to send it on as I just love it!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Weekend full of finsihes!!

I've dived right in with my crazy quilting method to finish panels for Angel Quilt Project (AQP).

Here's the first one!

In the middle of finishing the second one I remembered needing to get the laundry bag done for a sister missionary leaving for her mission next week so Sunday will be the last day I can get it to her. I got it done though!

Here's the second AQP quilt!
Now I'm simply exhausted and in need of a well deserved break! :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring is Sprung finished wall hanging!

I was feeling a little down today so decided to work on putting together my wall hanging with all the fabulous blocks that the ladies did for my Spring is Sprung Wall Hanging. Click here to view a larger picture.
Many thanks go out to Cathy, Colleen, Helina, Margreet and Ritva for there fabulous work on these blocks. I've even found a great place to show off everyones work. Right at the top of the stairs where no one will miss being able to see it.

More finished CQed blocks

Though I didn't end up using the large butterfly motif that inspired me for this block I do like the final result of it. This one is for Rita for our Autumn RR.This one is for my own Spring is Sprung. Now that it's complete I can get my sewing machine going and make it into the planned wall hanging. As Spring is here and we still have snow it'll be a great addition to the decor in my own.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Raven Crazy Quilted Lap Quilt

Here is the top panel of this quilt I'm making using new designs that will be released during the Online Needlework Show.

Be sure to keep watch as there'll soon be updated photos of the progress of this quilt.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Alice's Winter/Holiday block

I almost did the block with the tree when these blocks came to me but then I realized I really didn't have anything to decorate the tree which was my first thought. when it came time to get started I looked at the blocks again and the one with the blank green center just cried out for some cross stitch... perhaps my passion for cross stitching was in need... wasn't sure what but it wanted something! I then went o my Sam hawkins motifs book and the first one I loved was this Santa. I thought it was too big so loked for another. I foud one that said Christmas is Love but then re-measured and went with the Santa thinking he would fit. I was wrong but I made it work by letting his cap hang over but stopped the stitching of his beard so it looked like he was coming up from behinf the bottom block. I then went to my embellishing stash to see what would go with it... I pulled out several things and then has the bright idea that he neeed his sack! It was the teddy bear button that gave me that inspiration. So I dug into the bag of scraps to find some green and cut pieces several times before I came up with the half circle that would give he effect I was looking for. The spider and web was going to go on the other side where the bag went but with no room and no thread to make the flower i wanted to put there that's were he landed. After that it was seam treatments and few trinkets. the mirror was crazy glued onto the back of the jewerlly piece and each stream of beads added by hand. I sure hope Alice enjoyed the piece as much as i enjoyed creating it for her. I'm so glad I have pictures of it!