Neither Brilliant Nor Beautiful But a Real Gem
- Name: Ruby
- Location: White Oak, NC, United States
Monday, April 18, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Flying bugs and birds--A stash swap at CQI
Over at Crazy Quilting International (CQI) I participated in a swap. You were to gather fabric, threads and a specific number of other items centered around the theme of 'flying bugs and birds'. These photos are the baggies I received. Thanks to Debbie for hosting these swaps and to Debbie, Joyce, Darlene and Kerry for these wonderful stash enhancements!!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
In Honor of Our Pets
The first three blocks are the ones I created and sent to be exchanged for another block. I used trims, surface embroidery, applique, buttons and ink stamped motifs to embellish the pieced fabrics. I have some Christmas fabric with 12 days of Christmas depicted with felines. It still has a Christmasy feel I could not seem to tone down. The batik in the lower left corner was a bad choice in that I couldn't seem to tie it into the block. Angel kitties represent all those beloved pets who have crossed the bridge before us. I found this one impossible to embroider on. Why I don't know. Instead I used ribbons ,trims and buttons. These blocks were created by Lori . These are the blocks I received in the Cat and Dog block swap on CQ for Newbies. Crazy quilting is a free form of expression using a pieced foundation. Then buttons, embroidery of all descriptions and trims is used to embellish the block. This block I received from Chris. I think I have the great beginnings of a small quilt. I plan to piece an additional three blocks in coordinating colors and theme.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Another CQ block in yellow--Summer
I won some great yellow goodies on SimplyCQ . See this post here.The first block I made was inspired by my blooming forsythia and spring. This block is for Summer. The chair, flipflops and umbrella are machine stitched. I would like to add a table at the umbrella. A sandcastle by the flipflops. Maybe a large sun hat by the chair. Please add some summer suggestions.
MORE Rugs for Mugs and a MUG too!
I am in a Mug Rug Swap on the Mentors group associated with Stitchmap. MicheleP sent me this one from Texas. Just lovely and vibrant! Shari from Colorado sent this one. A matching mug and some great tea selections. I still need to mail one Rug and am expecting one from Australia! I love swaps!