Friday, February 26, 2010

Got some work done

Here is a book cover that I have started. It is for the Celtic RR that I am in . It is for the Crazy Quilting International group. I have done the "binding" as my part. I am hoping to make this as a book cover for my Hubby as he is Celtic and I think this will be wonderful for him. I have ask for no beads and to think in "manly" colors. I am sure it will be wonderful when I get it back.

Here is Violet's Red block in the CrazyQuilting for Newbies group. My camera doesn't like the color Red for some reason. I was not able to get good pictures but I worked on the top patch with the crochet flowers. Under the crochet flowers there is button hole seam treatment with little lazy daisy flowers. also in the center block I made a "folk Art" type group of flowers for Violet. also I put the red braid on a seam with tiny red seed beads. I hope Violet likes what I have done to her red block. Now it is on its way to Kathleen in England.

Wow this project is a book cover that a lady here wanted me to make for her. She wanted the base colors to be Bright Pink and Bright Orange!! Those colors together is very hard for me but I do like how the cover turned out. This is the back. The flower in the left corner I beaded with green beads on the leaves and pink and orange beads on the flower part.

Sorry I shook a little when I was taking this picture. This is the front of the book cover.
the Letters are CTR. That stands for Choose The Right.
The top right corner has a orange Tatted Butterfly. In the bottom Right corner is a Spider web. In Victorian Days the spider and spider web is symbols for good luck. The
spider is two lazy daisy stitches with tiny legs.

And here is the book cover layed out flat so all the details can be seen. In the center is three hearts that are intertwined. The lace on the top pink patch and the flowe lace with the beads I hand dyed.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

February finished, March started and Reds

Hi all.
I know I am wayy behind in posting. Here is the February block all finished for my big project. The special things on this block are. The red and white trim on the red patch. That trim came from Norway. If I remember right ( and please forgive if I am not right) Ati gave that to me.
The Blue patch says Patience and the Pink block says "Love Suffereth long." Patience is one of the fruits of the Spirit of God and of course "Love suffereth long is part of 1st Cor. chapter 13. On the rest of the block will be the rest of the true meaning of Love.

Here is the start of the March block. So far it is still a Nekkid block . On the cream patch it says "Love Envieth not" and on a patch that I don't have appliqued on yet it will say " Love rejoiceth in the truth". I am not sure what verse I will put in the middle yet but I am sure it will come to me when I am ready to work on that patch.

Here is My Red block for the Red color study for the CQforNewbies group. There are a couple of trims on there that are not showing up. There is a red braid on the seam above the crochet rose. The rose is really a terra-Cotta red and not pink as it looks in the picture. Also in the bottom left corner there is a spider web complete with a spider. This block now will be mailed off to Kathleen in England for her to work on next.
As some of you now know I now have a service dog in training to help with some of my disabilities. Sally has her own blog if you all would like to take a peek here is the link. I am not sure how to make the link active on here so you might have to do a copy paste.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

February block almost done

Well here is February block. I only have the green patch at the top to finish after I finish sewing on the red and white across the red patch. That red and white trim is from Ati in Norway. My Great-Great-Great grandfather was from Norway so I love it. The shell is my 1st attempt at painting motifs. I don't think it turned out too bad. I have to get busy and make March's "nekkid" block. I am going to try and do that this weekend. Rebecca

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

February Block

Ok I tried to post and the computer ate it I think so here I go again. I have not posted for a long time but here is the 2nd block of my large crazy quilt. Of Course the month is February. The center says." Heaven and Earth shall pass away, but MY words shall not pass away. I have almost all the seams finished. After I finish them I will be starting on the patches. I am thinking that a few of the patches I will not "fancy up" cause I love the fabric. One is the yellow oriental patch above the orange patch. Another is the one that has the "ferns". Also the purple patch at the top of the block.

This the final on the January block. At the top I finished with a counted cross stitch Humming Bird over a Flower. I worked the design over waste canvas then took the threads out of the waste canvas. I love the design but it took a long time to work up. I might do more cross stitch on some of the other blocks we will see.
This is Kathy Shaw's block from the Royal Blue group of the Crazy Quilting for Newbies. This is the final stop befor the block goes home to Kathy. I worked the gathered ribbon with the buttons, the paisley, the knoted seam treatments at the bottom with the daisy type flower. I also worked a seamtreatment below the lace but it doesn't show up too good. I hope Kathy likes what I did to her block.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

More on my January block

Here is the photo that I put on my huge project . The picture is of our oldest son. He is in the airforce. So of course I added the little plane .
Here is the little rose I added with some yellow and blue beads. You can see several of the seam treatments on this shot. The blue under the tan patch is a new knot stitch I have learned todo. Next time I will work it in ribbon so the detail will show up good.
In this picture I am showing off several things. The rose patch has thin gold thread worked over parts of the flowers.
The very handsome man in the picture is my sweet Hubby. He is now home from his deployment in
Afghanistan. The pin at the bottom of his picture says "Operation Enduring Freedom"

On both pictures I wanted them to stand out a bit so I added just a bit of fluff under the pictures so they "puff" up just a tiny bit. This last shot shows the entire block as a whole. I only have 7 patches and I will be finished. I have the next "nekkid" block almost ready to go.

Here is Randi's block in the Blue's RR. I worked the blue paisley in the center. The center of the paisley is filled with blue ribbon roses. I also made the blue "flowering" button vine bush on the side.
The blue square design seam treatment is also part of my work with the ribbon seam treatment on the bottom.
I hope she likes it.