Friday, October 9, 2015

CQI Under the Sea Round Robin #2 - Kathy Semone's Completed Block!

Today, I finished embellishing this block for Kathy Semone.

Above is a photo of the block prior to embellishment.

If you have followed my recent posts, you will recognize the mermaid above. I have been working on her as a part of Kathy Shaw's free Intermediate Crazy Quilt Course (ICQC) #102. She is also one of two free mermaid designs freely available at Shawkl Designs. (If you have finished ICQC #103 and are interested in taking ICQC #104, registration is open through the tomorrow, the 10th. Details are here.)

The green sea star charm was originally silver - I made it green as a part of ICQC #102.

Sneak peeks of this block were also shared as part of my TAST posts. I used barred chain stitches and satin stitches taught by Sharon Boggon at  The bodies of the jellies above were created with padded satin stitches, which is a variation of the satin stitch that is also taught through TAST.

Above is a photo of Kathy's two completed blocks. The one on the left was embellished by Barbara Nicki Lee Seavey and the one on the right was embellished by me. I do hope Kathy likes her blocks!

For those of you wondering what a round robin is, this post may help. 

Crazy Quilting International (CQI) is a group that meets on Facebook and on Yahoo! You may see some of the work members have done at the CQI blog.

Thanks for stopping by!


Katie said...

Beautiful!! Congrats on the finish!! They look perfect together.

Christine Barnsley said...

Your block is fantastic Renee! I love all your embellishments and the mermaid is beautiful! Have a lovely weekend! :) x

desertskyquilts said...

Wonderful finish! Everything looks so natural and real, even the mermaid. =) Enjoy your weekend stitching time - hope there's lots!

Pamela said...

Great block and wonderful stitches!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Both blocks are well done - I love both mermaids.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Both blocks are well done - I love both mermaids.