Sunday, July 23, 2006

Crazy Quilt

I had every intention of finishing my block to make a cushion for Amy's birthday, today, but it was too much of a rush with the handstitching and I didn't want to spoil it. So I have made her another one which was much quicker using the sewing machine, but I forgot to take a photo and it's now packed. I will take a photo at the BBQ she's having this afternoon.

This photo is for Jo in New Zealand No Matter Where I go...I ALWAYS Meet Myself There! who wanted to see the whole block.

I am following A 100 details for 100 days as well as I can and after a bit of practice I got the Cast On stitch to look quite good. It was my fault I had difficulties, I used a very fine crochet cotton that I had dyed myself to do it and it kept twisting and tangling, but I like the final result. Next time I will use a different thread.

I also added some beads here.
I still don't know what to do with the block when it's finished. Any suggestions welcome. I had been thinking some sort of bag or a cushion, but not sure if it's suitable.


Dorothy said...

I'm following these blocks with great interest Margaret. They are looking good. Well done you.

Jo in NZ said...

Thanks Margaret. You Rock!!
The block is gorgeous. I love the colours, your cast on stitch is great. That is what I use instead of the tatting. I manage to get some quite effective edgings that look like tatting, but are cast-on, with picots added.

Lesley said...

That's really beautiful. I love it!