Saturday, June 7, 2014

FNWF results

After a very enjoyable but tiring day, oohhing and aahing and wishing and dreaming at all the gorgeous escape machines at the Camping and Caravan show yesterday I was longing for a good sit down. Then I remembered all my blogging friends would be getting ready over at Cheryll's  for
As I have been busily hand quilting and sewing "Secret Squirrel" stuff I decided that working on my very old WIP crazy patch quilt would be a lovely change. I only have a couple of blocks left to embellish before the border goes on. I focused on this block. Some pretty lace and pearls and a gorgeous lace motif to start.
I wanted to embellish around the rose fabric if possible. I chose some of my beautiful hand dyed silk threads. I have had them for yonks and all I can tell you about them is that they are called Gumnut hand dyed silk threads (dyed here in Oz). They are so lovely to work with and I love the soft vintagey colours.
I seemed to get a bit carried away on this quilt with little lazy daisy flowers. They cover an area so well and I love them. Luckily my lovely friend Lorel had gifted each of us in Stitching group with some lovely handmade Chocolate from her recent trip to Tasmania. So this kept the energy from flagging. Beautiful!
I meandered with some some ribbon and French knots over one of the seams and worked Cretan stitch and French knots over the seam bordering the rose fabric.
I then embroidered Blanket stitch and French knots over another of the little seams and worked detached feather stitch down each side of the lace motif. It was now 11pm and I had promised myself and earlier night                                                                                               

I get carried away when I work on this so I had to tell myself cease and desist. Block finished!
I enjoyed working on it so much.....only one block left to embellish!!!
I hope everyone enjoyed their Friday Night stitching too. I'll be dropping by later to take a peek at what you got up too. Thank you Cheryll for being our hostess with the mostest again this month.
Have a lovely long weekend (here in Queensland)
Namaste and blessings,
Michelle xxx

31 comments:

Jeanette said...

Looks beautiful. Hugs, xx

Christine said...

Beautiful. Its so nice to have a project that there is no rush to finish.

Christine M said...

Your block is beautiful Michelle. xx

Bev C said...

Hello Michelle,

So pretty, it must be a relaxing project to work on.

Happy days.
Bev.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your crazy patch is so beautiful, it looks very feminine and vintage! xx

CathyC said...

so pretty :)

Jennifer said...

That is really pretty! What will it be when it's all done?

kiwikid said...

Love the crazy block, lace and stitching is beautiful!
xx

Patricia said...

So beautiful Michelle, absolutely my favourite type of quilt: The pretty crazy!! xxx

barb's creations said...

Just gorgeous, well worth the late night :) Barb.

Cath said...

Very beautiful Michelle.....worth staying up just that little bit longer to finish up.

Helen said...

It looks beautiful, look forward to seeing all the other blocks.

Kim said...

Lovely work Michelle.

Jody Herbert said...

It looks beautiful Michelle!

Karen said...

Beautiful work on the crazy patchwork. It really is a great opportunity to play with with all the little pretties that you don't use in other projects. Good fun.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Truly grogeous....

elliek said...

Love the block your embellishing looked wonderful.

Susan said...

Beautiful crazy patch - its easy to get carried away with a project like that isn't it?

marina said...

what amazing blocks!
they are so pretty and all the different stitches and laces look gorgeous.

shez said...

Hi Michelle your blocks are beautiful and can't wait to see it all together it will be stunning,enjoy your long weekend my friend.xx

Sandi said...

This is looking so pretty Michelle, It is going to be beautiful when it is finished...

Noela said...

Gorgeous work Michelle. hugs.....

Anthea said...

Oh my goodness Michelle, how very clever of you... it looks wonderful, as will the rest of the quilt when it's all together!

cahirasnana said...

Michelle your crazy quilt blocks are so lovely.

Sandra said...

Loving all the textures, a very productive eening

Fiona said...

looks gorgeous... I love all the detail in Crazy patch quilts...
Hugz

Narelle said...

Wow ... lovely block! :)

Cheryl said...

What a treasure this quilt is Michelle - so beautiful

Josie said...

Gorgeous block Michelle... I am in awe of all the wonderful embroidery stitches and embellishments. I wouldn't have a clue how to start a project like that. Have fun finishing the last block.....

Julie said...

Hi Michelle - just playing catch up after the weekend but wanted to pop by & say your crazy patch heirloom blocks are just soooo beautiful & I adore what you are creating there. Your work just takes my breath away. Happy week to you my friend x0x

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Lovely block, beautiful embellishments!