Saturday, August 30, 2008

Another CQ Attempt

I finally "bit the bullet" and agreed to try a Crazy Quilt swap at CQforNewbies. The only real requirement for the "Nuttin' But Newbies" swap was that the block include something with a birdhouse, and thanks to Kathy, I had the perfect charm and a wonderful piece of lace. I also had a block that I'd pieced a while back for practice and was the correct size, so how could I refuse? Here is what my unembellished block looked like. Hopefully it's OK!
Unembellished Block
I learned a lot on this block: that the "flower" yarn would pull through fabric easily, how to make a bee thanks to Bullions from A to Z, how to make Kathy's cool SRE daisies, and how to attach things using beads. It was a fun project and is now on its way to Lesa as my first CQ swap block. Perhaps if you double click, you can see the details better.
Off to Lesa

17 comments:

Charlene said...

Your Newbie Swap block is lovely! Great job!!

Lynn said...

beautiful stitching on that block, also some beautiful yard pictures. Don't you love hydrangae?

Cat said...

The little bees buzzing about are terrific!!! You did great!!!

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Judy! WOW! Look at all that lovely embroidery - fantastic job! I have nine crazy patch blocks in a cupboard that all have a little embroidery and are patiently waiting to be finished to make a quilt, but somehow other projects keep interfering - one day!!! Bear Hugs! KRIS (Tag Along Teddies)

Rian said...

Wow, look at you go! I am hugely impressed. I did my first CQ a couple of years ago--turns out it's not my thing. Is this some direction you might want to go?

Linda said...

Its gorgeous Judy - so much detail to look at and admire.
Linda x

Cat said...

Hi again - Annie is doing good - she has gained an appetite rather than lost it as predicted. She still has little interest in playing, which is good for now, but I hope she doesn't forget how...

I wish I had MORE PLUMS to make another batch with!!

Ele said...

Hi Judy,
how are you, nice to hear and see again from you!
The new swap looks gorgeous, I like these colours and laces.

Have a good and creative time
Gabriele

Lapplisor said...

Hi Judy.
Which for a beautiful embroidery work you show here again. Everything is so perfect, and the colors work very nobly.
♥☼♥ Barbara ♥☼♥

Kathy said...

Judy, your block is adorable! Love the colors and your stitching. Tomorrow I hope to go to the Harrisburg quilt show and see the wonderful quilts and the goodies I can pick up.

Lori said...

nice job on the block!
Lori

samplerlover said...

Hi Judy, your block is looking lovely.
More beautiful flowers. I love your Nuthatch. What a great little bird feeder. = Sandra.

Lelia said...

OH, it is a fantastic block. I've had one block started & lost interest : (
It was more difficult to get the needle & fiber thru the layers than I originally thought! Maybe I just need a larger sharp needle. Your block is just wonderful : )

gocrazywithme said...

Judy,
This is your first block? Could have fooled me! Don't let it be your last! Keep on swappin'.
Janet in Colorado

My Ladies Fine Designs said...

Wow, this is really nice work. Very Cool.

Jane said...

Those swaps are fun and very addicting... I love this block Judy!! Very nice colors...

Ich bin ein Fünfzigerjahremädel. said...

I like this block,you have embellished so wonderful,because you show me many diffrent stitches!I try to learn them. Yesterday I've made a little heart with some stitches!
The names of our appletrees are: James Grieve,Ingrid Marie and Sternrenette! I only know the German names!
Best wishes,Ulla