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Posts tagged ‘Fiber Arts’

Take a Stitch Tuesday week 2

This week’s challenge is buttonhole stitch. You can see Sharon’s post about it here: Take a Stitch Tuesday week 2 – Pin Tangle – Pin Tangle.

Here’s what I did with it:

i don’t feel as if I got as inspired with this stitch as I sometimes do, but I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out.


Crazy Quilt Round Robin Update

I just got the first of my three blocks back from Kathy Shaw’s Round Robin! This one was embellished by Kathy, and I think it’s Gorgeous!

The Latest Block in My Crazy Quilt Project

I finished embellishing this one last night:

I used variations of feather stitch, detached chain stitch, and French knots, in #8 perle cotton, two strands of DMC floss, and two strands of DMC metallic floss. What do you think?


Crazy Quilt Round Robin

Today I received the blocks that I am to embroider for Kathy Shaw’s Rectangular Round Robin.

Now I just need to decide how to embellish them.

Take a Stitch Tuesday 2012 Challenge Information page – Challenges – Pin Tangle

Take a Stitch Tuesday 2012 Challenge Information page – Challenges – Pin Tangle.

This is the main page for the 2012 TAST challenge. I’m going to play along this year. Are you?

More Blackwork

I’ve been doing some small blackwork motifs as well, with the idea of mounting them on crazy quilt blocks as well. Here are some of those pieces.

I haven’t yet decided exactly how I’ll mount these and the other small motifs on the crazy quilt blocks, but when I do, there will, of course, be pictures. I’m also thinking about doing another large blackwork piece, but I haven’t decided yet what form that will take.

Crazy Quilting

I’ve decided to go ahead and post some pictures of things I’ve been working on, so here are some of the blocks from my crazy quilt project.

I have about 40 blocks embellished, so I’ll be sharing more pictures of them with you.  I’ll also show you some closeup views of the embellishments. I have over 200 blocks made for this quilt, but it’s taking me some time to embellish them all, probably because I’m also working on other projects as well. Most of the fabrics in these blocks are batiks, with some feature prints thrown in. I included some other fabrics on a few blocks, but they just didn’t feel right for this project. I may use some of those fabrics on the back when I start assembling the quilt.