Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Angel Work All Finished

We had a round robin on the CQI Novice group that I was acting as angel for.  The angel takes up the slack and stitches for anyone who has to drop out or has fallen behind.  Well, in this group of five ladies, two of them dropped out right after they mailed their blocks!  So, I was up to my ears in angel stitching for awhile there. Happily, though, I have mailed off the last three blocks to their owners and this round robin is not sucessfully completed.  This first block (above) was Ely's.  I had already stitched on once and finished it up when it came back to me for the second time. There were an extraordinary amount of seams on this block, or at least it seemed so!  I added a trim to cover one seam where the fabrics were fraying apart and stitched the rest of the remaiing seams.  I added a few more motifs - some lace flowers, a button cluster, and a bead motif. 

My favourite part of what I did on this block is still the spider and web.  I thought they looked quite realistic when done so was very pleased with them.
 This block belonged to Gina, one of the ladies who had to drop out of the round robin. Once again, it was mostly seams that needed to be done at the end so I finished them up.
This breathtaking block was made by Lisa.  Her colours were wonderful and she included in her package she mailed around ribbons, threads and beads to coordinate in case the stitchers didn't have anything suitable in their own stash - very thoughtful!  I think we used almost all the laces - they were so lovely!  On this one I added some braid, couched ribbons, silk ribbon embroidery, laces, and, of course, more seams.
This is the end of my angel stitching for awhile - I got a little burned out on this one!   lol

4 comments:

Laurie said...

They turned out so beautiful Kerry, I can see why you got a little burnt out, but the end result is so stunning. I so badly want to be in your league one day, and am getting the practice on these DYB's. Thanks for your inspiration!!

Wendy said...

Hi Kerry, you did some wonderful Angel work! I can see why you would want to take a break.......

Barb said...

Just beautiful!

so-crazy said...

Yes I agree with Laurie you do absolutely wonderful work and are such an inspiration to us all. thanks for showing.