October 3, 2009

A Little Crazy Quilting

I am participating in some crazy quilting round robins and have been in a few that are completed. I wanted to share a little bit of the work that I did on some of the blocks that came my way.

This is a Mermaid RR that I am involved in at the moment. I fussy cut an image from the computer and embellished the hair with fibers and beads and gave her a pair of earrings. I thought the sun coming up over the horizon was the perfect finishing touch for this part of the block.

I purchased the pewter branch at Hobby Lobby and love using them in my CQ work. The large flower was dyed by my good friend Nicki If you love hand dyed laces and appliques, check out her blog!

My first ever beaded bird! This is one of my favorite additions to anything I have worked on so far.

I had seen a vase similar to this stitched and wanted to try my hand at stitching one. I think I nailed it. I really liked how it turned out.

A friend had previously stitched a wheelbarrow on someone elses block and I really liked it and wanted to do one myself. When this block came my way I knew it was the perfect opportunity. I stitched the wheelbarrow and filled it full of flowers that I painted with sharpie markers and 3 glass rose beads.2 of the flowers were dyed by my good friend Nicki Finishing off with Mr. Bluebird on the handle. :)

My friend had painted her own silkie upon which was a white fence so I brought the fence to the outer edge of the block. I embellished with trailing roses, birds, a rabbit, and butterfly.

My friend Carolyn, from CA, painted her own silkie and I stitched the wreath frame around the the 2 sides and embellished with tiny sequin flowers in colors to match the flowers she painted.

I have found that painting lace with sharpie markers can be quiet relaxing and fun. The lace in the lower left corner was painted with a sharpie and then embellished with tiny white beads.

This is my first spider. The quilter requested we stay mainly with blues, whites and creams so hence, she has a blue spider. I think she turned out quiet nice. :)


JessicaSews said...

I get to be the first to say....Gorgeous!!
Your CQ work is beautiful...each picture was like taking a walk through a CQ storybook....love that little bird!

Quiltingnewbie said...


The blocks are all beautiful Q!

Merry said...

So great to see a post from you and what a stunning post it is. So much beautiful work.

Anonymous said...

Thearica, your spider is so pretty...and considering how you feel about spiders, I'm tickled to see you using it on a block! Your work is so very pretty!

Sherry B. (sassy needlepusher)

Rebecca P said...

Wow, beautiful work!!!

Micki said...

Your CQ is out of this world. I just love it!