Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Janet's Garden Block

Hello All

Now I know some of you may have seen this on the Yahoo groups I am in , but I really like how this turned out and wanted to share more about it.

The idea of this RR was to have 1 focus fabric, then the owner would make a block as a sample of what they had in mind. We were then each to use the focus fabric to make a block ourselves. Janet's fabric was the black one you see with the flowers on it.She told me to do it my way and go crazy, so I did.

Here it is at the nekkid stage. There are "NO RULES" in CQ ( that's why I like it so much). But there do seem to be few that people tend to stick to and I broke a cardinal one here.Supposedly you are not to use too many prints, especially next to each other. Well technically every piece of fabric in here is a print. And I like it this way. Plain fabrics bore me and I like to use fabrics with pictures in/on them. I think it helps to tell the story. All my best blocks are themed. I don't know if it is laziness or creative, ( Definitely NOT crafty) to let the fabrics help with the theme. Maybe a little of each

Now here is the block after the laces, appliques and most seam treatments are done. A huge change already
Now here is the finished project. It took me 4 days to sew on all those beads and buttons. I have been gathering and hoarding for this project for almost a year.

Janet likes creepy crawlie things and has a major thing for spiders and frogs. I have a thing for fairies and butterflies, so we go together perfect huh?

IF I remember correctly there are: 7 spiders, 9 ladybugs, 23 butterflies,1 humming bird, 6 fairies, 4 frogs, 1 inchworm, 8 bees, 8 dragonflies, 1 snail and 1 hidden Mickey. See if you can find them all.

Close up of the beaded Fairy

And of course Janet's big Hairy Spider I just had to include

I have 4 of my 5 Create Your Own Theme blocks back and will post on them in a few days.

Off to work on more stuff


Monday, February 18, 2008

And the Winner is..................

Hello All,

Now before the big reveal, first one observation.

Don't let the puppy pick! He has no attention span, won't sit still for a good photo op of the drawing and picked more than one.

SO .... there are 2 sets of winners. These are the ones that stuck to his face.Yummy huh?

Ati, Mindy and Debbie from Maine get to pick your prizes. Either a purse ( I can send you pics), a needlecase in your choice of colors or something like a pillow or small wall quitlet.

But not this:

or the puppy.

These are the ones he knocked out of the bowl while picking. I'll make each of you a heart.

Here is a beautiful pic for you to think of all day long

Everyone who won drop me an email and we'll discuss.

Next time Katrina picks!!


Monday, February 11, 2008

100th Post Party

Hello All

This is my 100th post on my blog. In celebration of that I am having a giveaway!!!
You will have a choice of one of the purses I made OR a needlecase made especially for you with your favorite colors . IF you happen to be one of my readers who just drops by for Eye Candy and doesn't sew I am sure we can work something out.

This will be a random drawing and will close next Sunday night, midnight February 17th.
Just leave your name in the comments area below and please be sure to leave your email address.

Let the melee begin!!!


Sunday, February 03, 2008

Winter and Spring STS Blocks

Hello All
Here is the winter block after I did the first half. Notice the leaf trim in silver this time. Also the same fairy button in pewter and again a fairy print by Jo Wall

Here it is after Helina's work. I just love the tatted snowflake. I have always wanted to learn how to tat but just don't have the patience to learn at this point. I think it turned out great, don't you?

And this is my Spring block nekkid
After my embellishments. Same vine in green and button

Love this fairy print
I will be sending it to Gerry tomorrow. I have a block I have been working all week. Will post on it tomorrow. I guess I am finally getting into the swing of things again