Sunday, January 29, 2017
Here's my first crazy quilt block for this year. All the fabrics are 100% cotton on a muslin base. The blocks are 11" square unfinished but will end up being 9"-10" finished.
I'm using these blocks as my practice pieces. With cotton, I can draw the designs on the fabric which I can't do on the velvets, satins, and brocades of the 2014 CQ project which still needs to be finished.
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Now that Christmas gifts have been given and opened, I had time to make my first ice drop. It's a really quick and easy pattern. I just find it somewhat awkward tatting the last part of the last ring while holding onto the glass gem at the same time. I definitely have to work on not twisting my stitches at the last join.
When Hobby Lobby opens tomorrow, I'll have to get some 1/8" ribbon and some other gem colors. I've been wondering if the ice drop would have the same effect if were tatted in coordinating colors instead of white. I may try that on the next one.
The step by step tutorial can be found here:
Saturday, December 24, 2016
This was made from a purchased pattern. It's The Holy Family, designed by Edda Guastalla. It's an easy pattern. The hardest part is placement.
It was tatted with Lizbeth size 20 in white. It's sewn onto blue velvet and mounted into a 16" x 20" wooden frame. It's a Christmas gift for a friend.