Saturday, February 14, 2009

Marci's Block

These are pictures of Marci's block. Marci is one of the participants in the FFT #6 round robin that is being done with the CQ International Yahoo group.

This picture (above) shows an addition of pistils in the preprinted flower fabric. Let me just say that those flowers called for that. The stitches are an elongated french knot.

The above photo shows a seam treatment and two butterflies. The seam treatment is done with silk ribbon (4mm) leaves and purple french knots for the flower bunches. The butterflies are done with silk ribbon wings and body. One butterfly has french knots on the wings, while the other has fly stitching done on the wings.

This photo (above) shows buttons with flowers stitched on them. They are done with straight stitch leaves and stems and 11/0 seed beads for the flowers.

The photo above shows another seam treatment. This particular one has a herringbone stitch in yellow with purple french knots below. The flowers are done with a long straight stitch for the stem and silk ribbon and 11/0 seed beads for the flowers.

This is a yo-yo flower with 13mm silk ribbon leaves.

And, above is a picture of the whole block!

Friday, February 13, 2009

A Few more Blocks!

This crazy quilt block is a result of a round robin that I participated in. I believe this one was done with FLS on Yahoo. Everybody that worked on my block did a super fantastic job!

Here is another finished block! This one is completely done by me. Though, now after looking at some other fantastic work by many talented individuals, I am thinking that perhaps my squares aren't embellished enough.

And, block number three. This block is actually only one in a series of blocks. I've been making myself "kits" with some of my fabrics so I can make a larger sized quilt to hang above the fireplace. The theme fabric for this block is the "fashionable lady" commercially printed fabric.

Where does that fabric come from?!?!

It turns out that I absolutely love the thrift shop! I had no idea that there would be so many silk and velvet shirts/dresses there. These are perfect for crazy quilting!!! Here are some pictures from my thrift shop finds a few weeks ago...