Monday, May 1, 2017

Crazy Quilt Journal Project - Block 4


30 days seem to race by very quickly.  It's the beginning of the month and the next thing I know it's the end of the month.  

As usual, the block isn't completely done. There is more I could add but ideas are just not coming to mind.  

I'm a bit disappointed with the transfer pencil I used for the center embroidery.  It didn't transfer as clean as I had expected and there's a light red shadow under my stitches.


Friday, March 31, 2017

Crazy Quilt Journal Project - Block 3



Block 3 is as complete as it's going to be for now.  I haven't decided what I'm going to do with the purple or green areas yet so I will move on.  

I hand dyed the applique that's sewn on the red fabric.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Crazy Quilt Journal Project - Block 2


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

Crazy Quilt Journal Project - Block 1




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.


Off the Shuttles: More Ice Drops



I've been busy making more ice drops. They're real easy to make.  I think the white thread makes the glass gems stand out more than the colored thread.