Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Here is February's block. I had it finished in time but didn't get it posted in time. Changing cell phones doesn't help.
I'll probably add more to this block at a later date when I decide what it is I want to add to it.
I found some gathered lace with button centers in the scrapbook section of Hobby Lobby. I like how the placement looks like a terrier's face.
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: