Sunday, July 5, 2009

DYB Simona' s Block

This is the 3rd set of blocks out of 6 sets. This set of blocks belongs to Simona from Italy. This is the Do Your Block Anything Goes Round Robin in the Crazy Quilting International Yahoo Group.
Simona decided that she wanted her blocks to have a Under the Sea theme to them.
The block that I choose had a look to it that seemed to look like a shelf that might be in the bottom of the Ocean or Sea. The accents that I added are as follows. In the lower right corner I used a beaded Ribbon to add the affect of a Fish making bubbles in the water. The beads are in a shade of blues. The Green Seaweed or Water Grass is stitched with different shades of Green DMC floss. The seam above the Blue Bubbles is made to look like a Coral Reef shelf on seam. I used a pale yellow to a med. yellow glass bead to get the above affect. The space in the Center front. I only added a few different shaped fish to that space. The Fish are done in a shade of yellow or gold thread, and added a yellow glass bead for the eye portion of the fish.


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Autumn Block Angelina's Block

This is the 7th block of 12 in the Autumn Round Robin from the Crazy for Quilting Yahoo Group.
This block belongs to Angelina of the UK. I choose the patch that had had the large flower motif. I decided to make the flowers have more of a denominational look. The thread that I choose is so close to the actual color of the fabric that you can barely tell that I did anything. I stitched around each of the flowers, leaves, and vines. The center of each of the flowers that had centers present I added some beads to the center to give it more of a glamorous look and feel to the flowers. I can't remember that I did for a seam treatment for this block. Sorry, I thought that I remembered what we did to the block while I was on vacation to Northern Minnesota.


Friday, July 3, 2009

Auttumn RR Susie's block

This is my 6th block of 12 in this Round robin from the Crazy for Quilting Yahoo Group. The above block was one of the harder blocks for me to decide on how to embellish because I was just unsure of what I was going to do. I decided to accent the center flower with cream color beads to make the center portion of the flower more textured. I added a brown shade ribbon to the bottom of the patch in the center of the block. The seam stitch that I decided to do on the edge of the patch. The stitch is a a trailing or winding vine in a taupe or lt. gold color.
I hope that I am giving credit to the correct person who pieced the block. I forget to make my list while was on vacation in Minnesota.