Thursday, April 30, 2009

Blocks, 5, 6 &7

Hello All

Of Course the pics loaded backwards. I can never seem to get them in the order I want

Here are a some seam details. I am in a quandary here. I want the seams to be able to stand on their own, But I have a 2 1/2 gallon bag of trims, laces and fibers I want to add. So some of these seams will be covered up. I can always go back and add to the thread embellishments later.

I am not the greatest at planning projects out before hand. Therefore I have some AHA moments and some ugg moments as I go

Obviously here are the blocks

This one is pretty plain but I do have some nice lace pieces that will liven it up

The mermaids are embroidered then colored in with crayons. Obviously some of these girls need a few more layers of wax.

I think I will add that last

Only 2 more to go

Check back soon

BTW I am so informative lately aren't I? Hopefully the pics speak for them selves


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pam's Under The Sea Block

Hello All
Here is a pic of the block I did for Pam. She lives in Cornwall, in England so I decided to incorporate a selkie ( seal) from Celtic legend.
Her email nick name Moroven which is either Welsh or Celtic ( can't remember which at the moment) for mermaid.So I included one here too. You may have to look for her she's a bit shy

Monday, April 20, 2009

Blocks 3 &4

Hello All
Here are the next 2 blocks . I know it is at the boring stage right now. But you have to lay down the foundation before you can get to the really fun stuff
Be sure to double click on the pics for a larger view. Sorry about the picture quality

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Block 2 Under the Sea

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Here is the 2 nd block all nekkid, in other words before any embellishments

Here it is with all the seams embellished

And some closeups

By the time I am done with all the laces, beads , shells, silkies appliques and thread paintings you probably won't be able to see much of these. But In my mind all the seams need to be embroidered or it isn't a Crazy Quilt. Even if you can't see them later
Go Figure!!


Saturday, April 04, 2009

Here we Go Again!!

Hello All,

Well it's that time of year again. County Fair time. So I am getting another quilt ready for it.

This time I decided to do an Under The Sea theme. I orginally had 12 blocks , but I got a brain storm idea so I only need 9 squares for now. I will show you that brainstorm if I get far enough along

This is how it was when I began

Then I took out a few patches here and there and replace them so it flowed better

This is the first block I did the seams on it

Here is is after

And a close up of some of the work

I have hundreds of ideas of things to include. We will jus have to see how many I can include on here. The way I like to embellish this will be a VERY crowded piece

Stay tuned, I hope to post once week on my progress. Hopefully you won't get bored

If you have questions on anything I do, be sure to ask. I am so used to doing some of this that I never know what too tell you about