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:

  1. Love your block it makes me smile!

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

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  2. 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.

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    1. 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.

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  3. Charming! a good colour combination and variety of textures.

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    1. 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.

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

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  5. 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.

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

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

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    1. 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'.

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  7. Very nice - I love all the details!

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

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  8. 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.

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

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  9. I love your use of hand stitched buttons

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

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