April 17, 2016
February 17, 2016
Another block done and on its way to the next crazy quilter as part of a Round Robin: Batiks.
The request was to use white as much as possible. I also decided to use a clamshell as my repeating motif -- see stitching as well as sequins.
I used different sizes of pearls to make one seam.
I used yellow flower sequins with a clear bead to balance some of the colours in the block. The busy batik print left little room for embellishment. I tried to echo the fabric design.
I used glitter ribbon and floss to make a fish. The clam-shaped sequin were held in place with a pearl.
January 21, 2016
The snow is piling up outside and on this month's crazy quilting block.
The block came to me as part of a round robin. I chose this block that had Minnie Mouse with a stash of snowballs.
Who has a snowball fight by themselves? I added the snow woman with her own stash of snowballs. She started as a scrap of printed material that I covered with floss. I made a tiny pom pom for her hat.
I tried drawing the two together by adding tulle stitched in place with chain stitches.
I filled the other blocks woth a variety of snowflakes. Some started as flower trim I snipped apart and then embroidered on. There are snowflakes made of sequins, of beads and from floss.
I added a layer of tulle to several patches to add some of the sparkle often seen with snow.
Almost every seam has some embroidery. I also added rickrack and beads to one block.
The package of blocks is on its way to the next quilter.