Sunday, January 22, 2012

January Stitchery

 Under The Sea DYOB
(Do Your Own Block)
  Here is the last of my under the sea work for this round robin. I worked this block for Lisa.  This block is very sparkly- something my  photographic skills do not reflect here.

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I had fun appliqueing and embellishing the puffer fish.

 Basically Beaded block for Carol
This piece ended up looking more Victorian than I had anticipated. I liked doing the scallops and the silver crystals really shimmer. I bought them at the street fair last summer in Mount Shasta and next time I am going to buy the man out!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Year's Doings

Have had a little time over winter vacation to work on my Crazy Cats quilt.  This is how it looks up on my inspiration wall so far.....   After I figure out what to do about the flowers (They need to be cut down and I don't want to chop off their points) I can add more fabric, stems, and centers to the flowers and stitch it all together.  No big deal for a real quilter but this is my first "real" quilt. 
An Octopus's Garden for Nicki Lee
Here is my work for Nicki Lee in our Under The Sea DYOB round robin. The blank blocks were really beautiful and a pleasure to work on.