Monday, September 21, 2015
CQI Under the Sea Round Robin #2 - Barbara Nicki Lee's Completed Block!
On Saturday, I finished embellishing this block for Barbara Nicki Lee Seavey.
Above is a picture of the block before adding embroidery.
You may recognize the treasure chest from my Take a Stitch Tuesday (TAST) post last week. The chest was inspired by Carolyn Phillips' tutorial to paint a treasure chest published in the Summer 2015 edition of Crazy Quilt Quarterly. (It looks so small for a 12-hour labor of love, doesn't it?!)
I added some drizzle-stitched seaweed, French knot coral and fly-stitched sea grass to this under-the-sea scene.
This little fish was added with the help of waste canvas. The pattern was adapted from the Tropical Waterline cross stitch chart designed by Michele Johnson and published by True Colors Cross Stitch in 1992. (The link will take you to the chart on Amazon. I am not affiliated with the chart, but do receive a small credit for purchases made at Amazon through my blog.)
The jelly was created with a detached buttonhole stitch and drizzle-stitched tentacles.
A seahorse charm completed the block. This was such a fun block to watch come together and I hope Barbara Nicki Lee is happy with it!
I am linking up with the Monday Stitchery Link Party at Super Mom - No Cape! I encourage you to stop by and see what others have been stitching. If you have done any hand stitching, I encourage you to link up and join the fun!
For those of you wondering what a round robin is, this post may help.
Crazy Quilting International (CQI) is a group that meets on Facebookand on Yahoo! You may see some of the work members have done at the CQI blog.
Thank you for stopping by!