Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Big 'M' Yup Moving!

Well I'm in the middle of Moving so I may not get to blog here for a little while since projects will be on hold! The awesome thing is I hope that this will be our last move and I'll get to settle down in our new home! I'll blog some home improvement projects on my Garden Blog when I get a chance since I'm taking photos. So if you subscribe to it you'll be updated when I post!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Crazy Quilt Throw: Blocks #41 - #48

#41 of 48
#42 of 48
#43 of 48
#44 of 48
#45 of 48
#46 of 48
#47 of 48
#48 of 48
Yeay I'm finished piecing now on to embellishment!

Monday, June 08, 2009

Lillian's Hankie Block and Gifty

My friend Lillian asked me if I could work on a sweet block for her that she made using her great grandmother's hankies. Of course I said yes! Just look at the sweetness of this block it will be an honor to work on it!
Lillian also sent me a wonderful gifty!!! I just love all the lace she sent! I never can get enough lace!

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Love Out Loud CQ Heart: Framed

Here is a nice photo of the heart mounted. You can see the sparkle better! I put cording around it because I felt it finished it off better.
And here it is framed! I'm having everyone in our small group write a little something on it in purple and I'm the first to contribute!

Friday, June 05, 2009

Love Out Loud CQ Heart: Embellished

Well, you know how it is when you get in a groove you just have to keep going till you finish and so after hours of nonstop work the embellishment is finished!
I was going for a more glam look, I wish that everything would look as good in photos as it does in person. This heart really sparkles!
In this corner is a glass vintage button with dangle earrings that have been re-purposed with a few other buttons pearls and beads. I loved the bird there too.
This motif I created starting off with the three 7mm sweetheart roses and then added ribbon stitch buds and added the fly stitch stems and some bullion tipped lazy daisy leaves. Then I added 4mm sweetheart roses as filler flowers. Then some clear Swarovski crystal beads and a couple of silver toned honey bees to finish it off!
This seam was my starting point, I zig-zagged vintage rhinestones and small bugle beads. They look really special on the dark purple velvet.
This upper corner I stared by adding the glass vintage flower button with clear leaf beads. Then I added sweetheart roses to the seam and clear bugle beads with purple single strand floss straight stitches on either side of the bead. Then I added a butterfly that is a re-purposed earring.

Love Out Loud CQ Heart

This is one of those times where the fabrics just won't photo right so I'm putting a photo with and without a flash. The dark piece in the upper left is navy blue velveteen and the dark piece in the lower right is dark purple velvet.
I'm creating this heart as a graduation gift for our Small Group Student Leader her favorite color is purple so I put as much purple as possible! It will go into a shadow box frame when finished and the paper surrounding will be sentiments written by the other girls in the small group!