Wednesday, 16 May 2018

WIPW - A Finished Block

It has been a productive week, and here is my Work In Progress Wednesday report.

Crazy for Crazy

I finished the light teal/peach block.
I cut the red dyed canvas into a ribbon and attached it to the block with Cross Stitch.
I fastened two metal rings with Buttonhole Stitch in variegated Perle #12.
I used a pleated ribbon to make a circle.
Inside the circle I placed a button that I had covered with a Ribbed Wheel. A tutorial for this technique can be found at Kate Davies Designs.
I used Stem Stitch to outline the plum blossom design on the upholstery fabric in the middle of the block.
I made another Dorset Button.

I put the black bias tape on the edge.

18 comments:

Shirlee Fassell said...

Love your block it makes me smile!

Julie Fukuda said...

Very pretty. How big is this all together? I came across a number of crazy-quilt books the other day when I was looking for something else. They made me think of you.

Rachel said...

Charming! a good colour combination and variety of textures.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you. I enjoyed working on it, and will soon start a new one. Cq is addictive!

Queeniepatch said...

The block is about 7" across (17cm). I find it a good size, each seam is so short I never get bored, but can move on to the next area.

Queeniepatch said...

I like the colours too, and was lucky enough to have a a mix of texture and pattern, as well as different tread in the right colour.

Chitra Gangadharan said...

great colours! lovely details, on the whole a beautiful cq block.Your blocks are addictive!

Janie said...

Fun use of pleated ribbon and the button is beautiful in the middle.
I also like the lattice stitch with the sequen flowers edged in buttonhole
stitch.
Nice finish.

FlashinScissors said...

So many ideas, it’s really pretty!
Hugs,
Barbara xx

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you, I got many ideas from Sharon Boggon's book that I am using as a base, 'The visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design'.

Queeniepatch said...

The ribbon was from Mum's stash so it holds memories in its folds!

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you. Yes, cq is addictive!

Pamela said...

Very nice - I love all the details!

Queeniepatch said...

Thanks, it is fun to think up new ways to embellish the blocks. I have good use of Sharon's book, of course!

crazyQstitcher said...

So many things to admire on the hexagon. I like how you left part of the threads unwound on the Dorset button.a
I love everything.

Queeniepatch said...

I have checked a lot of buttons on the web and Pinterest. There are SO many variations!

carorose said...

I love your use of hand stitched buttons

Queeniepatch said...

and I love making these hand stitched buttons. More will feature in future blocks, be sure of it!