I am enrolled in a group correspondence course in crazy quilting through the Embroidery Association of Canada. I wanted to get the piecing done before I leave for the summer at the lake at the end of the month so today was the day! My inspiration for the purse was a gorgeous piece of velvet Cathy K sent to me in the Embossed Velvet Swap we had at CQI. I love this teacup! So moving on from that, I decided on a colour palette of black, gold and cream. This block will be folded into thirds: the back, the front flap and the front under the flap, so at this point you will have to look at the basted lines on the block and use your imagination to picture it folded up.
This portion will be the front flap of the purse. I used another piece of embossed velvet as well, the black patterned one. This one was from the little workshop we had on this technique at the CQI retreat in Colorado last year. You can also see my first - yes, my very first! - curved patch.
So, now that it is pieced I will pack it into the trailer and work on the embellishing at the lake. I'll report back on how it is going.