Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Finished CQed Canadian Flag

As pictures are worth a thousand words and I'm no writer.. Here's a pic of the CQed Canadian Flag I finally quilted up. I did a simple zigzag stitch to quilt it and then put on the pins I've collected so far.
I intend to continue collecting up the pins from all of the Canadian provinces and territories to add to the flag.

I've put together a USA CQed flag for my best friend (whom I've never met in person) ooops she reads my blog from time to time so I guess the secrets out on it.

Still it could get a bit yet before I get it finished. I have some patches to add to it and may do a bit of embroidery though I think it would be better to collect up state pins to put on it like I'm doing with mine :)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Completed Japan blocks

Wow I have gotten behind on things. I have 3 blocks.. all the ones that go to Japan all completed and ready to show off.
The first is of the Mourning Heart for Hideko. I was really impressed myself with the way it came out.
Then is the pink kimono girl. I loved the green thread on the pale ink soo much I decided to use it on all the seams and embellished with pink beads. I absolutely love the way this one came out.Finally we come to the green kimono girl. I decided to surrounded her with flowers and added a few butterflies and dragonflies as well as a couple fans.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Hideko's Mourning Hear

I was also able to get my heart block put together for Hideko. I've already stuck the red roses where they'll be going. This will be outlined in a silver trim.. after that I'll see what I come up with :)

Heart and Hands naked blocks

Today I have finally gotten back to my sewing machine and made a couple new blocks for the Heart and Hands project with the CQI group. First is the pale pink background with a yellow printed kimono highlighted with fushia and burgundy sash.I then did another one with the fushia background and highlighted the kimono with yellow and green sash. These patchwork blocks were then used in the center of the block and I used the same background fabric so the kimono girl would stand out.
These blocks will be used in quilts to help raise funds for those in the Japan earthquake.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Summer Dreams Wall Hanging

It used to be that when the gardening began then the needlework was set aside. and to be honest there's not been much happening of late but I'm determined to get back at it! In the meantime I've finally finished a sewing project. These blocks were done in a RR with ladies from the CQI group. It now hangs where my spring wall hanging was in the hopes that it will encourage the warmer weather to come and stay for a while.