Monday, March 25, 2013

Build a Seam

The quarterly challenge in CQI is Build a Seam.  I built my seam and took pictures of each step.  I cropped each picture to just show the seam being worked on, so I had several strips that I wanted to make into a composite picture.  I asked another CQer how she did it, and with her help and several searches, I was able to make the composite.  Big problem though - somewhere along the way between the document in Open Office and the snipping tool in Windows accessories, it lost a lot of quality.  I may have to spring for a regular photo program like Photoshop Elements if I want to keep doing this sort of thing.

I used a blanket stitch for the first layer and added a herringbone to that.

Next I added some lazy daisy flowers and French knots before adding -

beads to the centers of the flowers. 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

CQ for Newbies Heart Swap

They're having a heart swap in CQ for Newbies.  When I first joined I think the heart swap was my first venture. I have a few hearts that I received stashed away in a box. When I get a few more I'll have to figure out just what I'm going to do with them.
These are the ones I just finished for this swap.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Winter themed ATCs

In CQ for Newbies we're having a winter themed ATC swap.  Here are the 2 I've sent in. Now I wait and see what I get back.