This weekend, I finished embellishing the final block from the set of blocks I created for my second Crazy Quilting International Under the Sea Round Robin (CQI UTS RR.)
This was the set of bare blocks I created in August of 2015. My plans were to create 2 wall quilts with the embellished blocks.
My blocks returned home in March of 2016. (You may see that post here.)
When I put my list together for the UFO Challenge 2017 offered by allpeoplequilt.com, the top set of blocks in the photo above was #12 on the list.
In March, #12 was announced as the project of the month.
This is how the set looked at the beginning of this month.
I think my first attempt at an island was successful.
The land was outlined with a split stitch and filled with a satin stitch. Stem stitches created the trees.
This is something I have wanted to try since Sandra Todd added an island to this block that she embellished in my previous CQI UTS RR. Isn't it fabulous?!
To match the other 2 blocks in this set, I had to step out of my comfort zone. Adding trims and clusters of beads/buttons is a real challenge for me.
Here, I added several beads, embroidery, trims and a fun lobster button. I believe the trims were a gift from Mary at Crazy Quilting in Texas with Mary K. Beard. The lobster was a gift from Gina at Quilts and Cakes.
More embroidery, trims and beads were added here.
The lace was a gift from Barbara Nicki Lee Seavey of Raviolee Dreams. (I am not affiliated with her shop.)
The first block was embellished by Annette of Welcome to Annette's World. (I am not affiliated, but she sells cotton and silk fabric prints of her artwork in her Etsy shop.)
The second block was embellished by Mary. (I shared a link to her blog earlier in this post.)
Now, I need to sew the wall quilt together by the end of the month. The beads and charms are much closer to the seamline than I am accustomed to, so I may practicing a whipped stitch to sew this one together. (Challenging myself allows me to learn more - I love it!)
Thank you so much for stopping by!
1. Crazy Quilting International is a group that meets on Facebook.
2. This block was shared on Instagram this weekend, as seen here.
3. I sometimes share sneak peeks on my Facebook page, here.
4. This block may be found on this Pinterest board.
It is Monday, so I am joining Stitchery Link Party #102 at Super Mom - No Cape. The free embroidery pattern this week is a basket of Wild Roses. There is also a giveaway celebrating 100 weeks of Stitchery Link Parties and the blog's 9 year anniversary. You may join the party and/or learn more here.