Nicki Lee's Crazy Quilting International Under the Sea Round Robin (CQI UTS RR) block was so much fun to work on!
Just look at the lovely fabrics she used!
I do wish the change in colors on this variegated size 5 perle cotton had been more frequent. I had hoped each arm would show some color contrast. However, I still had fun with the woven picot stitch and the French knot center.
This section was so much fun!
I lightly sketched in 3 curvy lines on the muslin backing and followed those lines with fly stitches and 2 strands of variegated floss.
Cloud filling stitches made a fun net.
The fish were created with chain stitches and straight stitches.
My favorite way to make jellies is still using one of these clear buttons and couching down metallic white DMC floss.
The purple coral was created with lots and lots of tiny French Knots.
Whipped wheels and bullion stitches make wonderful sea stars.
And, I believe the idea of the snail was inspired by
Kathy Shaw's free Beginning Crazy Quilt Class.
(Registration for the next Beginner's class opened yesterday and closes tomorrow, March 22nd. You may find more details, or sign up here.)
Nicki Lee loves mermaids and sea horses,
so I had to add one or the other to this block!
Before I made my first stitch on this block,
I found a place to add this little fellow.
I traced him (in pencil) on the muslin back of the block.
Next, I outlined the traced lines with a split stitch.
Using a satin stitch and a single strand of floss, I filled in each section.
I do hope Nicki Lee is happy with her block!
I had so much fun working on it.
Today, her blocks will begin their journey from Oregon to Maryland.
Thank you for stopping by!