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Monday, April 20, 2009

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.

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Blogger Smilingsal said...

I want to see the finished product, please. I'm sure it'll be gorgeous with all of those blues. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

April 20, 2009 at 7:01 AM  
Blogger susan said...

I am just in awe of your quilting skills! The round robin sounds like so much fun. Also-the photo editing makes such a difference--I don't have a clue how to do this. Thanks for sharing!

April 20, 2009 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi there,
Very nice blues! Thanks for sharing and Happy Blue Monday.


April 20, 2009 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger katrina~ said...

Oh, I LOVE the quilt block! It is just beautiful, and the pictures you posted are great! Happy Blue Monday, I hope you will post the finished quilt :-)

April 20, 2009 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Ruby, your quilt is lovely....the blues are so beautiful!!

Happy Blue Monday.


April 20, 2009 at 11:18 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

wow!! That is beautiful.... lots of work.

Happy Blue Monday!!

April 20, 2009 at 4:16 PM  
Anonymous jeanne said...

Now that is a project in beautiful blues. I hope you post it when it is finished. Bless you, that is so much hard work. You must love this art form. Smile.


April 20, 2009 at 9:23 PM  

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