Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cobi's stumpwork block

Stumpwork is one of the most interesting ways to decorate a crazy quilt block.  Cobi's RR block has such a wonderful variety of techniques, all in one way or another three dimensional.    I asked for some advice from Gerry K since I had the spot directly above hers on the block, and when she suggested a long and short stitch bunny, my heart dropped at the thought.  Not my favourite stitch to be sure!  But working on other folk's blocks makes me try harder, and I tackled the rabbit.  In fact I had some fun, and found that the long and short stitch wasn't so difficult as I had imagined it would be.  Here's Cobi's block finished after Gerry (the blue birds in the nest and the painted button), Arlene (the bee skep and bees), Karrin (the squirrel on the branch) and my bunny and hydrangea blossoms.

Cobi's finished stumpwork block



Bunny in long and short stitch, and hydrangeas

6 comments:

Thelma said...

Beautiful bunny Diane! Love the hydrangeas too! Everyone has done an awesome job on Cobi's block.

Gerry Krueger said...

WOW! Your bunny is FABULOUS.... and it fits beautifully in theme, size and color with all the rest of the work.... a biggie for me... Great job Diane..I knew you could do it... Gerry

Cathy K said...

Diane, you did a masterful job with your bunny and hydrangeas! What a perfect finish to this block. And will you show me how you did those hydrangeas (when you come to visit next month)? My own hydrangeas bloomed for the first time this year, and I’m thinning out my front perennial bed to make room for them to grow!! Again, beautiful work! Hugs,
Cathy

Suztats said...

Fabulous rabbit! The whole block is beautifully done.

Pollydo2003 said...

Diane, you have done a wonderful job, I love the bunny he's so life like.

Arlene

Thearica said...

Now that bunny is awesome!!!