Thursday, October 15, 2009

An idea takes shape.......

I had in my mind to do a block of my month of summer wanderings, first to Colorado Rocky Mountains for the CQI Retreat, then to New Orleans for a couple of fun days, and ending in Nokomis, Florida. I wanted to begin but had to wait for the right frame to turn up, and it did yesterday, measuring 10" x 21". So between Wednesday afternoon and now this is my progress. I brought a few selections of fabric packages from my Etsy shop and the Slash & Dash the Stash at the Retreat provided some great pieces of purple and maroon satin and a saucy piece of lace.
After messing around ALL day, this is how it finished. It's all pieced and tacked by hand. Now I'm anxious to start the fun part!

3 comments:

Susan/CqLily said...

Hi Diane,
Welcome back home! Do you always 'frame' your CQ for stitching and embellishing? Always interested in knowing how people do things!

Susan/CqLily said...

Oh, and I like your creation very much! Sorry I meant to start with that the last time and got too far ahead of myself!

Diane said...

Susan/CqLily
Thanks for your nice comments. I've only just decided that I will make future cq blocks to fit the frame instead of the other way around. It seemed to be always a problem finding a frame for the completed block. So I am going to collect a few decent frames, without glass, and make the blocks to fit the frame that I choose.