Wednesday, 20 May 2015

My crazy patchwork block ... Task 3, 4, 5 & 6

After changing some of my fabrics and ready to start I decided my backing fabric wasn't good enough. I wanted some more muslin but the fabric shops are an hour away. So off to the op shop I went. I got 3 pieces 1 metre square for only $ 1.50.. BARGAIN.
I know this one has a pattern on it but I am happy with it. It wont show through to the front.

Here is task 3 & 4



I am happy that I only put the darker fabric in twice. Hope this is ok... My fabrics are only scraps and I think go together well... Fingers crossed...

Task # 5 was to collect sequins, beads, ribbons & charms.....
I picked up these bargain silk ribbons...


Bought some charms at the local quilt shop.

 This was my original collection. 

 Task no. 6 was to start stitching.. I have limited coloured threads so hopefully I have worked out a balance. I have added a little bit of glitter thread to bling it up a bit. It is more of a subdued colour range than others have done.
 The  overall block is done for this task... 

Seam no. 1 & 8 still need beads. I love the purples in seam no. 9.


Seam no. 2 will get beads added later.       Seam no. 3 has different thicknesses of threads and I also mixed them up with 1 or 2 wrap French knots.

 Seam no. 4 still needs filling in.    Seam no. 7 has some silver thread to lift it a bit more.






19 comments:

  1. Your block looks great! I really do want to try this someday. :0)

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  2. Oh my!!! Your stitches are just perfect. LOVE love love those purple flowers. Great hand work!

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  3. I almost didn't check out your blog as your pic on the Freshly Pieced WIP post wasn't all that interesting but wait...there's more to this block of yours. Had I not stopped to look I would have totally missed a great looking block and I must say I've never seen such embellishments before. Are you making more to make into a quilt or something else? Very nice. I'm glad I stopped by.

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  4. WOW Jo! Your block is looking wonderful.

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  5. Jo your blocks are just gorgeous and yes the purple is very pretty - such neat work and what a bargain hunter you are.

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  6. Love the purple flowers and glad that there are some butterflies in the charms.

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  7. Wow, what pretty embroidery!

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  8. Hi Jo and wow this is looking fantastic,I love the colours ans stitches you are using,it's awesome,well done xx

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  9. The purple is just the bomb! Love it. Love this entire block, but I do love subdued colours, mmm!

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  10. Your block is lovely. The purple flowers are so pretty and show up well on the neutral background.

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  11. Oh Jo this is so pretty! Love those little hollyhocks (?)

    ukcitycrafter@live.co.uk

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  12. What a great stitcher you are! Love the block!

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  13. It is just gorgeous , you do beautiful stitching !!!

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  14. It's gorgeous. The couple pieces of darker fabric add a little zing. Beautiful stitches. I'm definitely going to have to try this class later this year.

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  15. Your crazy quilt block looks great! It's really fun to see what you've worked on this week for the course.

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  16. Love CQing. Gathering things together is almost as much fun as stitching!

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  17. Looks amazing. Very soft, gentle colours. Your embroidery is really lovely. xo

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  18. Looks amazing. Very soft, gentle colours. Your embroidery is really lovely. xo

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