Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Romance Block

This is Ani's Romance Block from the Crazy for Quilting Group. The block that she started was done in shades of pastels. This block is done in tones of greens and yellows. The colors have a little hint of blue tones to them. I added soft blue beads with soft green floss. The edge was done with the beads and a buttonhole bar insertion stitch. The flower I tried to make was a blue iris or small blue hydrangea blooms. The quote is as follows: I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die, Till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old. This is about the third or fourth block that I have ever done any embellishing on. I hope that I am doing a good job. I am always wanting to perfect the skills that I have. That includes my floral design work as well. I should post some of my floral designs someday.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Season to Season Spring

In the Season to Season Spring block exchange was done between Two People. Each Person did half of the Block and it didn't matter weather you did one half or a random half of the block. I exchanged blocked with Dianna and this is her block that I did the second half to. She had the car on the block already. The tree was there as well. The trim of flowers and the fence with birdbath is also hers. I added the colorful butterflies to the tinsel fabric at the top of the block. The Green section has a fern stitch design to it. The tree and the car are part of a gravel road. The road I thought would be a good touch for the car because what would the car be doing besides driving down the road or sitting under a tree. The tulips have a vine with green beads added. The beads represent new plant growth of ivy or other plants that could be in your garden for the spring. This is a block that I had to keep away from my kittens because of the fabric that had the tinsel on it. They seem to be drawn to the shiny of it and wanted to play with it and eat it as well.

Purple Color Study April

For the month of April in the Crazy Quilting for Newbies Purple Color Study Group the Extravagant Eggplants, I had Rosa's Block. I looked at the block for a few days and decided to embellish the block in the bottom left corner. The design is of purple & lavender Dragonflies with allium flowers with different shades of purple beads to bright the stems and flower heads.