Wednesday, October 27, 2010

NickiLee's UTS block

When I saw the blocks that Alice and Ritva had done for NickiLee, I went into a funk; feeling very inadequate. About that same time, they had a little 'chat' on CQI about that very same thing. Seems I'm not the only one, so I just "dove in" and started stitching. It turned out to be a lot of fun. I made a hunk of sunken wood, complete with barnicles, and a couple of mossy rocks. Then there was the crab with disjointed

Monday, October 25, 2010

Ritva's Summer Dreams DYB

I finished my block for Ritva in the Summer Dreams DYB rr. Her blocks were all pieced with bright cheery fabrics so I jumped right in with my gay threads. The roses are a new thing to me. They're called Banksia roses and done with all 6 strands of floss at once. The fun part is getting the needle threaded! I found the instructions in "Three-Dimentional Embroidery Stitches" by Pat Trott.
It was fun working on this block.

Margreet's Autumn DYB

I finished my block for Margreet in the Autumn DYB rr. The colors here are more subdued than what I usually go for so I had to practice some restraint. I had fun doing the fence post. It was the first time I tried that technique. It's called a Raised stem band. This is also in the "Three-Dimentional Embroidery Stitches" book by Pat Trott. There were spiders in the fabric in the lower left corner so I did a web and added my own spider sunning himself on the fence.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Autumn/Fall is here

CQ for newbies is having an Autumn/Fall block swap. I don't like to sign up for things before I know I can complete them so I usually wait until I have it finished before signing up. Crazy, I know, but then that's the name of the game.

Here's my Fall block. It was really lots of fun to do. Guess I'll go sign up now.