Thursday, December 11, 2014

August's Block

Oh my, I'm way behind on the CQJP 2014 Challenge.  This is my eighth block.  

But...this is a 20 block project and there are 12 left to do, so I'm going to do a bock-a-month in 2015.


My aim at the beginning of this project was to drown it in lace, and that worked with couples, ladies and babies, but it wasn't so easy with the boy.  I did find a lovely piece of European lace in Wilmas' stash at the September Retreat.  

I love making bullion flowers with Caron Watercolours thread.  It's a 12 which is thin, but the variegations are just lovely.

This unusual bit of metal flower has been in my stash forever.  It was the perfect centrepiece for this button cluster

I have this cheapo dollar store ruler with lovely scallops that I use in nearly every project.  Here's one example.

2 comments:

Cathy Kizerian said...

Diane, your stitching is absolutely amazing. You are so talented!! And I enjoyed the series of cakes you made for the grands, too. I sure miss you... Hugs, Cathy

Maureen said...

I love this square! Since CQ is so Victorian and the Victorians dressed their boys using lace collars, etc., I think you can definitely get away with it on your squares. You did a beautiful job on this one without using lace though.