Sunday, July 10, 2016

CQJP 2016 February Block Motifs 5 & 6

Well... it is now July, and I am almost done with my CQJP 2016 February block. 

For Motif 5, I used a strand of white floss to tack down this lovely white lace motif. 

(I am not affiliated with the shop, but I purchased it from crazyquiltingsupplies.com.)

And I was incredibly excited this week when Sharon B.'s Crazy Quilt Templates Set 1 arrived! (I am not affiliated with the shop, but do love the templates!)

I used 3 of the 4 templates to create Motif #6 on my CQJP 2016 February block. 

I traced the stem from the center template, the petals from the top template, and the leaves from the bottom template.

I used a coral stitch and a strand of size 8 green pearl cotton on the stem.  

Using the same green thread and fly stitches, I added the leaves. 

The petals were created with a satin stitch and a strand of size 8 red pearl cotton. (Do not look too closely. I traced one petal a bit too far out and my satin stitching needed some practice!) I added a button to fill in the center of the flower.

I will have more to share (and hopefully a block finish) later this week.

Thank you for stopping by!
-Renee





13 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful work.

Createology said...

Renee I am just learning CQ and your stitches are beautiful. Thank you also for the links as I need all the help I can get. Embracing Creative CQ Bliss...

desertskyquilts said...

Looks normal to me - flowers don't grow perfectly balanced, and we never throw them away because of it! We'd have none left. =) I'm happy you have set one and are already enjoying it. I've used it a lot, but set 2 had some shapes that were different, so both are a good investment. I hope she doesn't come up with a set 3. LOL Your stitching looks lovely to me. At least you do satin stitch - I mostly avoid it.

~ Dixie said...

Beautiful work, Renee!

Diane said...

What beautiful work Renee.

Hugs Diane

Pamela said...

Very pretty. I'll look forward to seeing the finished piece.

crazyQstitcher said...

Delightful seams, Renee. I've yet to purchase Sharon's set 2.
I kept losing sight of Set 1 until I decided to stick some colored tape on each. Much easier to find.

Mii Stitch said...

Beautiful work Renee :)

Queeniepatch said...

Sharon's templates are great to work iwht and the combination possibilities are endless.
I love your beautiful lacy heart!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Such a pretty block so far!
xx, Carol

Renee said...

Thank you, Diane!

Sheryl S. said...

Lovely work.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I know you'll love this set of templates too. I use mine all the time. A little hint I learned about satin stitch is to work a row of back stitch along the stitching line first and then stitching over it with the satin stitches. It really does help. Mine's still not perfect, but I like the results a whole lot better.