Tuesday, April 3, 2012

CQJP2012 - April's block

April's block finished. The top beaded flower motif (thanks Karrin H. for the idea) I did as part of Nancy Eha's Seed Bead Botany online course.  The orange buttons going across are lovely old glass, all different.

I've been using Miss Carole Samples book: Treasury of Crazy Quilt Stitches, as a resource and inspiration for the fan blocks I am making for the CQJP2012 project.  She has very kindly given me permission to show sections of her book here.

I want to show the original stitch diagram from the book, and then how I have used it.  This one in the book, is from the "Band" stitcheries.

Closed stitch fly design.

Antique linear design large scale.  I copied this one, but used variegated thread that matched the silk fabric perfectly.  All the patterned fabric in these blocks are from silk ties.  Most of the plain silk fabric is not.  I wanted to use all ties, but it was too busy as most ties are well patterned.  


Marie Costa said...

Beautiful stitching. Thanks for showing how you used Carole's stitches, it's always helpful to see how others adapt patterns.

Suztats said...

It's a lovely block, Diane. Light and pretty, and my, you're quick to finish it so early.