Crazy Quilting, Blue Monday
This is a double blue post. Blue Monday is hosted by SmilingSally. Please check out all the lovely blue posts. It is also an update on my work in the Blue block round robin. Please remember to click photos for larger views. Skye's block for the Cobalt blue group in the Blue RR for CQ4Newbies is finished (my part anyway) and in the mail to the next lady. I am enjoying participating in this round robin. The question is 'what do I do next'? I am considering using a "silkie" as applique and trying some embellishment in and around it. A silkie is the modern day version of a cigarette silk. In earlier days cigarette makers enclosed a rectangle of silk imprinted with a image in each cigarette pack. Ladies of the Victorian Era used these images in crazy quilts. Today with the aid of inkjet printers and printable fabric sheets I can print my own choice of image or photo. For this round robin I am looking for blue or mostly blue. Here's a few possibilities. Most of these are from Dover publishing. Some I do not know where I acquired them. Will give credit if notified. The lady and the girl and dog were enhanced in photo editing to have more blue than the original. I have looked at lots of blocks on lots of blogs so forgive me if I don't give everyone credit for inspiration. Most recently it was at Connie's blog. She participated in a class and her block shows wonderful use of ribbon around the silkie of a lady.