Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Cris's blue and January

Well here is what I have done soo far on my large project. I have thought that I will make it in 12 blocks.I will try and post what I am doing on it. The ribbon by the teal green patch says " Operation Iraqi Freedom" and it is really a Key fob!!!! I picked it because my hubby (Army) served 12 months in Iraq and my Oldest son ( Airforce) had a short tour there as well.
I thought that I would, on each block put something special.
Several of my crazy Quilting friends outside of the US has sent me wonderful wonderful goodies from their different countries.
The center Blue patch says " January, I will bless the LORD at all times, HIS praise shall continually be in my mouth. Psalm 34:1".
On the Center of each block I will pick a favorite verse from the King James Version of the Bible.
I am also trying to make it so that all the seams have DIFFERENT seam treatments. That will be a challange! Now there might be repeats in the total quilt but I am trying to make it so that no seam treatment is used twice on the same block.
As you can see I have a HUGE way to go but I think this will be neat to use as a teaching tool for my "someday" grandchildren or even to take to the guild and show off. Right now I am the only one who crazy quilts. The rest are "sane' quilters, I also do "sane" quilting but I love love the no rules of crazy quilting.

This is Cris's blue block from the Royal Blue group of the Blue RR in CQ for Newbies group I am in. I hope she likes it. I made the paisley . It was an experiment ,but I like the way it turned out. I really really hope she does not mind me experimenting on her block. Above the paisley I worked a wheel design with beads in the center. I am sorry it doesn't show up in the picture. I also did the seam treatment below the blue velvet. The beads are really blue sequins with light blue seed beads on top. The spider rose I made with 2 different blue ribbons so it is a bi- colored blue rose.

On a different subject. I have Wonderful, Wonderful news. My Hubby is coming home from his deployment!!!!! He has been stationed in Afghanistan for the past 15 months. We only have a tad over one month then he will be comming home! I am getting soo excited.


Skye said...

Great job on Cris's block..Your work is wonderful...I am going to do a very happy dance for you..It's fantastic to hear your husband is coming home...hugs, Skye

Amy said...

So good to hear that your husband is coming home! I love the paisley you did on Cris's block! It's wonderful! I really like your block a month also. What a neat idea to put a verse on each one. Thanks for sharing!

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Congratulations on your happy news about hubby's return!

I am pleased you are going to post the progress of your big project - it is always great to see these as they move along.
Love your paisley!!