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

Saturday, August 14, 2010

My CQI Silk Ribbon Embroidery RR is home!

This is my completed block from the CQI Silk Ribbon Embroidery Round Robin.  It travelled far and wide.  From Canada it's first stop was Uraguay, then on to Australia for two stops, next to Ohio, USA, then home again to Canada.  The lovely work by Meg, Susan, Arlene and Candji is much appreciated.
Susan's cottage garden
Candji's lace and rose motif
Candji's cherry blossom branch
Arlene's lace motif, rosebud and chevron seams
Arlene's loopy ribbon flowers and fargo roses spray
Meg's blossom branches
Meg's peach and yellow roses spray