Thursday, September 11, 2014
CQI Heart DYB Round Robin 2014 - Set 4 Completed
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Sharon B. of pintangle.com offers a newsletter now. The first addition arrived in my email this week. (You may subscribe through a link on her blog here, if you are interested.) One of the photos included seam treatments with groups of 3 lazy daisy (detached chain) stitches and two straight stitches. There was a bead at the end of each straight stitch. I loved the look of this seam treatment and adapted it to fit the heart theme of this block by replacing the beads with hearts. I love this seam!
This herringbone seam was the final seam treatment. Along one side, I created flowers with lazy daisy and straight stitches and added a Mill Hill petite glass seed bead to the center of each one. On the other side, I added small hearts. (The flower tops and hearts were created using the same section of a variegated cotton floss.)
I wanted to add more motifs to the block, but I also wanted it to fit in consistently with the other 3 blocks that had been embellished. The photo above shows the completed blocks to be mailed to Tahlia. Kathy S. (aka Clothqueen) embellished the purple block. Barbara W. embellished the blue block. Lisa B. embellished the green block. And I embellished the pink block.
I do hope Alexandra likes her blocks! Today, I plan to spend some time checking out some of Alexandra's patterns on Craftsy. I adore Halloween decorations, and some of her free patterns are Halloween themed. The birds are also pretty amazing. Once I catch up on my current projects and UFOs (that can happen, right?!), I may have to try some of these patterns out. You may find them here on Craftsy - or just look for Alexa's World on craftsy.com. (I am not affiliated - I just find it fun to be in a round robin with so many talented ladies!)
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