Sunday, July 14, 2013

First CQ Messenger Bag Post 11

Progress on front flap panel on July 12, 2013.

Please excuse the shadow from the wrist-band on my camera in the photo above!  On Thursday, I finished the stems on the three gathered ribbon flowers and tied them with a bow.  I also put a spider on the web.

Close-up of Gathered Ribbon Flowers
I added a little more length at the bottom of each stem prior to adding the bow where the three stems met.
Spider Close-up
Next, I practiced stitching a spider based upon a sketch in J. Marsha Michler's book The Magic of Crazy Quilting: A Complete Resource for Embellished Quilting.  I showed my sample spider  to my hubby (because he is brutally honest with me) and he thought it was, "Really cool!" 
Spider Web Close-Up
He did fear the silver metallic floss might not show up on the web, but I proved his fear was unfounded.  I only wish the photo could demonstrate how much this not-so-little spider shimmers in the light!

Today, I did not manage to stitch.  However, I did finally finish piecing my 6 blocks for the CQI RR that begins on Monday.  (Procrastinate?  Who? Me?!)  With luck, I will have access to my hubby's computer long enough to post the pictures tomorrow.  (Er... today?  I guess midnight slipped past without my notice!)

Thanks for stopping by!


Anonymous said...

That spider is amazing! WOW. I love it. So life-like.

Renee said...

Thank you! I have wanted to try making one since I first saw it in the book. I love it with the metallic floss.

Anonymous said...

I showed my mom your spider after telling her about it. She was amazed by it as well, then she shuddered and said maybe its too lifelike for her!

Renee said...

LOL! Thanks for sharing. I want to post that spider pic on FB and tag my sister. She HATES spiders, and has requested I not include them on anything I make for her. So, I have been nice and fought the urge. I did warn her when this bag was done, it would have one on it she would not be able to miss! ;)