Sunday, February 16, 2014

CQJP 2014 - February's Block

This is my second block in the CQJP 2014 challenge which is  to finish one block or item a month for a year, and then make them into something.  

This is the naked block with a few pieces of lace added.  I'm trying to use more lace than I usually do.

Here it is finished.  The centre photo is of my parents at the beginning of their honeymoon on Jersey.  This was just two days before World War 2 began.  On their second day, my father was recalled to his RAF unit.  

 I'm doing a series of blocks that represents my grandparents, parents, siblings and my children and my grandchildren.  A total of 20 blocks.

Ribbon roses.   Above the roses you can see a piece of lace where I added a small piece of orange satin under the lace flower.

I added a lot of beads and stitching to the two rows of lace trim and I like the effect. The centre bead began as a small white glass flower and changed completely with some gold thread.

This was in my stash, and isn't it lovely.  A crochet flower with variegated thread gives a nice pattern.

A little patch of roses.


Suztats said...

Lovely work, Diane!

Betty said...

Hi Diane,
Your work is always lovely, but I looked at your quilts you asked me to put in the Quilt show and was blown away. The quilts are breath-taking. Your work is terrific.
Thanks for trusting me with your beauties.