Sunday, October 19, 2008

October TIF challenge block

Well I have finished my Crazy Quilt TIF block and it is only the middle of the month.
When I pieced this block I was worried that I would have trouble with the colours but now that it is finished I am really happy with it.
With this layout it is a bit of a challenge but I found that I can use bigger motifs and buttons that I normally wouldn't use on the smaller pieced blocks.
I have wanted to use Cross stitches on my blocks before but I could not get them even so this time I used waste canvas and stitched over it and then removed it when I was finished.
Earlier this year I purchased Pam Kellog's e-book on seam treatments and this is how she is able to get such wonderful embellished seams.
I must use it more often now that I have started.



I'm not going to show you my room (as Sharon asked us to do) because I went to all the trouble at the beginning of the year when Sharon started this years challenge and I cleaned it up and tossed a lot of stuff out but I am ashamed to say that it is just as bad again I haven't purchased much but everyone keeps sending me lovely stuff (and I love it)and my friends in Canberra know what a bower bird I am ------Why can't I say thanks but no thanks.
Ah well I think I am too old to change my ways anyhow.

8 comments:

Sandy said...

Nice.I love your crazy quilting.

Shirley Anne Sherris said...

A lovely delicate piece. You must have quite a number of these blocks now - becoming your trade mark!!
Cheers

Magpie's Mumblings said...

beautiful block Doreen! Isn't working with waste canvas fun? I really like Pams book and use it a lot for inspiration. I think she plans another one at some point.

freebird said...

It came out very nicely. I like your idea of using some of the waste canvas.

Homeleightigger said...

Gorgeous Doreen - I really love the way you embellish crazy patchwork, with or without Pam's help! Don't change your ways - you are lovely just as you are....

Heather said...

Your crazy patchwork is lovely and what a good idea to use waste canvas to get even stitches. I have often marvelled at the regularity of them, now I know the secret!

Doreen K. said...

Hi Doreen, Love your crazy quilt block. Everyone you make is gorgeous. If I could send you a picture of my room, you would see a total disaster. I think I spend more time cleaning it, than making things. And I don't think I will live long enough to use everything. But Hey, I am having a good time at it.

sharon young said...

I always get very excited when I see you've finished a block, Doreen, and when I pull it up to full size it never disappoints me and always puts a smile on my face.
Wonderful embellishment that so suits the colours and your inventive use of stitch is brilliant. Keep 'em coming :-)