Sunday, October 22, 2017

CQJP 2017 March Block Motif 5

This is the 5th motif added to my Crazy Quilt Journal Project (CQJP) 2017 March block. I had a bit of fun playing with Sharon B.'s Stitchers Templates making this one. 

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First, I traced a few of the wavy vine lines from the templates onto the back (muslin foundation) of my block with a pencil.

The vines were created with whipped chain stitches.

A chain stitch was added following the lines of one of the vines with size 8 DMC #954 perle cotton. Size 8 DMC #125 perle cotton whipped around the chain stitches.

After giving some thought to the way I wanted the vines to wrap around one another, I continued adding chain stitches to the other vines. 

In this photo of the back, you may see that I wanted the vine sketched on the left to cross over in front of the middle vine on the lower junction. So, I embroidered the middle vine first. On the upper junction, I wanted the middle vine to be in front, so I stopped just below where those lines met and embroidered the vine to the left before continuing the middle vine. 

I did not whip these two vines until both had been embroidered with chain stitches. 

You may also note that I did not follow the entire shape from this vine. I wanted leave enough room to add the flowers.

After whipping the chain stitches, I added a pearl bead to the top of each stem, and then added rice beads for each of the "spokes" I had traced on the back. For these flower petals, I added the middle "spoke" first and then added two beads to each side, to be sure they all fit together well.

Small straight stitches were added to the vines with the variegated green thread to add a bit more detail.

This was such a fun motif to create!

Thank you for stopping by!


I am not affiliated with Sharon B.'s templates. However, I did receive them in exchange for an honest review and have so much fun playing with them!

CQJP stands for Crazy Quilt Journal Project. You may find the CQJP 2017 blog here.

Related Blog Posts:

CQJP 2017 March Block Seams 1 & 2 and Motif 1 - here
CQJP 2017 March Block Seam 3 and Motifs 2, 3 & 4 - here
CQJP 2017 February Block Tote - here
CQJP 2017 January Block - here

On this Pinterest board, I am saving each step of my CQJP 2017 progress. 


Createology said...

Lovely motif and I love your use of the pearly oat beads. Such fun CQ and I am grateful for your sharing how to techniques. <3

Queeniepatch said...

You have put so much though into this block. The templates make it easy to play with curvy lines. The beads add another dimension and lovely sheen.
Well done!

Catherine said...

What a lovely block! I always enjoy seeing your crazy quilting- so much creativity and talent!

Annet said...

Thanks for sharing how you stitched this. Great idea to mark the design on the backside!

crazyQstitcher said...

I love how you created the design and sharing how you did so. I especially love the additional little straight stitches. The work is truly beautiful.

Anonymous said...

And it looks terrific! I love the look of the rice bead flowers on the wavy vines, and those little straight stitches are a great addition.

Renee said...

Catherine and Annet, thank you both so much! After looking through all of the gorgeous photos in Sharon Boggon's new book, I really wanted to make something pretty. :) Marking the front of my work always makes me a bit nervous. The back is a little more work to follow, but makes me more comfortable. Thank you!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I love this one Renee!! I'm a huge fan of whipped stitches anyway and it's a perfect treatment for the vine you created here. Did I say I love it??

sharonb said...

HI Renee - love how you have used the templates on this block - its wonderful for me to see people enjoy them!

Diane said...

Just a lovely hand stitched design Renee.

Hugs Diane

Renee said...

Thank you, Sharon! I truly do enjoy using the templates. Thank you!

Renee said...

Thank you, Diane!