Thursday, March 27, 2014

CQJP 2014 March Block

Renee Y.'s CQJP 2014 March Block
Crazy quilting and embroidery are two of my very favorite things.  It amazes me how a few fabrics can be completely transformed with the addition of a few threads, ribbons, trims, buttons, beads and charms.

Renee Y.'s CQJP 2014 bare March block
I found a bundle of flannel prints at a quilt shop many years ago.  Isn't the snowman adorable?!

The Beaded Link Chain Stitch made an adorable frame for the snowman.  EdMar Lola #034 blue variegated rayon floss and Darice Beads Jewelry Designer clear glass transparent rainbow seed beads (size 10/0) transformed into a sparkling frame.
Top of Renee Y.'s CQJP 2014 March Block
The white trim (found at JoAnn Fabric), a full skein of EdMar Lola #087 brown variegated rayon floss (yep, the whole skein), DMC #5 silver metallic floss, DMC white rayon floss, DMC #12 white pearl cotton, DMC #666 red floss, and white seed beads turned the rest of the block into a landscape with a blanket of snow.
Bottom of Renee Y.'s CQJP 2014 March Block
White 4 mm silk ribbon; a variety of seed beads, petite seed beads, and pearl beads; a snowflake charm, more DMC white rayon floss; DMC #5 silver metallic floss, Anchor white #8 pearl cotton, and EdMar Glory #071 blue variegated floss finished the bottom up with winter-colored flowers and snowflakes.
Red bird in Renee Y.'s CQJP 2014 March Block
It is not a perfect block.
Blue flowers in Renee Y.'s CQJP 2014 March Block
You may spy my flaws.
White flower in Renee Y.'s CQJP 2014 March Block
But it was created by hand with love and care.
(And I think it's cute - so there!)

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UrbanFrog said...

This block is adorable! I still haven't really gotten the hang of using prints with my CQ. The subtle use of the white beads dotted all over mimicking the snow in the snowman print and the print in the top left is wonderful - it really unifies the piece.

Wendy said...

oh this is beautiful! I love the trees and the little ribbon flowers are so pretty

Anonymous said...

Didn't get a chance to post last night so I'm back! hehe.

The trees are awesome. I definitely believe one whole skein was used, they go quick with certain types of stitches. The snowman is ridiculously adorable. And I love the little red bird you added. Looks just like a male cardinal!

Annet said...

Your block is so pretty, great work!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful work :)

Renee said...

Thank you! I really struggle with prints. In fact, the darker blue prints had me grumbling for a while, as I wondered what to do with them. In the end, I treated all of the prints as if they were solid-colored fabrics. I am glad it turned out!

Renee said...

Thank you so much!

Renee said...

Thank you!

Renee said...

Thank you!

Renee said...

Thank you! My hubby and the eldest both declared my cardinal did not look like a bird. I am so glad you could!