Wednesday, March 26, 2008
CQI Novice Group Anything Goes RR (Sharon's block)
I have just had the pleasure of working on Sharon's block in this round robin. The theme for Sharon's block is "Mother and Child" which had me a bit stumped. When I saw the print of the little girl and her doll though I thought it was perfect. Playing with dolls is, after all, how we all started to learn the nurturing ways that we use later in motherhood. I gathered some Mokubo ribbon I got the other day to frame the silkie I made, using beads to secure it. Then I added some tiny velvet leaves and added a scattering of silk ribbon flowers.
The other motif I did is a heart made up of bullion roses. I finally learned how to do the bullion stitch so can't wait to use them on everything! I used french knots and detached chain stitch leaves to fill in the gaps in the heart. This motif was inspired by one in the book, "A - Z of Bullions".
I only did one seam treatment on this block and it was a double herringbone. I added french knots, lazy daisy stitch and straight stitches.
This was the first block I have worked on in this round robin. I can't wait for the next one to get here now!