Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Work In Progress Wednesday - September 10

There were only 2 seams left on block 3 for my Crazy White quilt. I started with TAST stitch 128: interlaced up and down buttonhole stitch. The thread is cotton a broder.
The last seam didn’t want any stitches, it wanted a button and bead trail. I’m sure this was inspired by the beautiful examples from Sharon here and here!
After adding beads to the chained feather and buttons at the Portuguese stem stitch 
I attached this pretty flower ring with cotton a broder, just straight stitches and French knots. This was part of a necklace, I bought it to use the pretty parts for my CQ!
Then it was time to damp stretch my finished block, but I had used wooden buttons and beads. So I covered my bead and button trail with plastic, which I removed after spraying the water.
Block 3 is finished, it was the last of the 4 blocks I prepared in February 2012!
Just click the photo to take a closer look at my block.
Work In Progress Wednesday is a support group to encourage people to complete languishing projects, Works In Slow Progress or UFO’s.
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12 comments:

  1. this is going to be a lovely quilt - I really like what you are doing

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. It's so good to work on this quilt again!

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  2. Sharon's bead trail is a great inspiration! Your mix of wood and mother-of-pearl, lace and cotton a broder adds a lot of interest to this block.
    Thanks for the tip of covering up sensitive areas with plastic wrap before spraying with water.

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    1. Thanks, Queenie. It's so much fun to see the contrasts with different materials!

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  3. what a lovely block white on white works beautifully together

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  4. very beautiful bead trail. the block looks wonderful!

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    1. Thank you. It was so much fun to make that bead and button trail!

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  5. Annet, this is beautiful work I love the flower ring you added.

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    1. Thank you, Suz! The flower ring was why I bought the necklace, but it had more pretty part I can use in other projects.

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  6. Annet, your work is so lovely! I also appreciate the tips on damp stretching your blocks. I am not sure how much longer I can follow your progress on this beauty without caving in to my desire to make a cream-on-cream crazy quilt. Yours is so beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Renee! I'm glad I can inspire you with these blocks, it's just so much fun to work tone on tone.

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