Monday, October 20, 2008

Autumn Quilt block

In the Crazy 4 Quilting Group, we have started a Round Robin of Autumn Quilt Block. The top picture is of my naked block. The group has 12 - 14 people participating in the group. It should take about a year to complete this round robin. I think fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year. The colors of the leaves of the trees and bushes are so vibrant with different colors. The air is starting to get a little cool at night but not enough that you need the heat or air on in the house. The breeze from the wind is cool and crisp.
The fabrics that I picked bring out the bold and bright colors of the fall. I have a gold metallic variegated fabric, fall leaf variegated fabric, Scarecrow and pumpkin fabric, chocolate brown green& orange gold fleck fabric, red & green plaid fabrics. I needed to make at least 13 patches and twice as many seams that was a had thing to do for me. The same fabric was used to make a journal to go with the block that everyone could write a little message or doodle what they are going to do on the block
When I have a chance to this Weekend I am finally going to be able to pick up the book Treasury of Crazy Quilting Stitches at the Barnes & Noble bookstore. They had to specailly order the book in for me because they didn't have any on the shelf. I was just glad that the book was back out on the shelves again because I have been trying to find it for the last 5 months and all the bookstores said it was out of print and the only pakce to buy it was on the internet and the price was at least $ 40.00 for a book but instead I will get it for about $25.00. I'm sure that the book will me to gain a better knowledge of the stitches that can be combined and look good together.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Yellow Color Study

This is the Naked Block for the Yellow Color Study in the Crazy Quilting for Newbies Group. I belong to the Group called the Yellow Bananas. I found it hard to find fabrics that were mostly yellow in color that I liked that would go good together and make a good block to go with the block that I started for the Purple Color Study. I also made a fabric journal to match the quilt block to go with the block to everyone in the group to write and leave messages or notes in. I made enough patches and seams for every one in the group to use up to 2 or3 patches and 3 or 4 seams. I hope that I gave everyone in the group enough room to work in and help build a beautiful block.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

August FFT Sampler BLock

I still have Amy's block for the Month of August in the CQ International FFT Sampler Round Robin because a person has dropped out of our group. We decided to stay on track and I did an extra month to get the block back to it's normal place in line. The stitches that we needed to work with is month were the Feather stich and the Fargo Rose. I did a half feather stitch on one seam and a double feather stitch on a diferent seam. I did a row of yellow long stem Fargo Roses. Unlike the fresh version of this flower these have no thorns or bad petals to remove. On the 10th of September I mailed this block to Sandra to have her work on it for the Month of September. After the month of August we will only have 2 months left of this wonderful learning experience with embellishing and being part of a Round robin.

July FFT Sampler Block

It's been a while since I updated my blog I will try and do it more often. The above block is from my CQ International Sampler Round Robin. The stitches that were to be worked on for the month of July was the Chevron Stitch and the French Knot. You could add any extras to make the patches or square look better. I did two different styles of the chevron stitchon each side of the square. One of the chevron stitch I used was the half stitch combined to make a diamond looking stitch, straight stitches were put on each edge of the stitch. The other edge I did the full chevron stitch with a red square bead in the center of each space. The french knots were made into a type of hydrangea or allium flower with a few red seed beads. I also made a few spider roses and added green leaves and vines for the flowers.I hope that I made patches of the block are up to the standards of the rest of the group. I forgot to say that this quilt block belongs to Amy.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

GIna's Romance Block

It's been a long time since I have written about a block from the Crazy 4 Quilting Group Romance Round Robin. The group had some down time during the summer months we are now trying to get back on track and get the blocks home soon. The block pictured belongs to Gina. I have written a quote on the other blocks that I have done and I was still able to do that with is block. The block has a trim of beaded red lazy daisy stitch and a half circle design. The lower picture shows the detail of the cherry blossom branch with bow that I added to the patch to help fill the space better. I f the quote is hard to read this is what it says. Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; or leave a kiss but in the cup And I'll not look for wine. I hope that everyone in the round robin likes that I added a quote from my romance to their romance block if I have room to do so.