March 31, 2012

Debra: March CQJP Block: Sewing theme

My CQJP blocks are following the colors of the color wheel with black and white as accents. The theme is sewing and each page is a different motif with flowers. This month's color was orange and the motif was scissors so I named this page "Cut". All the monthly TAST stitches are represented along with some other seam treatments I thought up. Overall, I think the block turned out very well. (I've left the corners blank until I am closer to assembling my book.)









This is turning into a fun challenge-- I am limiting my color palette considerably and that makes me think more carefully & look more closely for ways to develop my theme.

Comments welcome!

24 comments:

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Your March block looks wonderful! I really like how you have worked the pieces in and amongst your whipped wheels. The black and white trims really bring this block to life.

Debra Spincic said...

Thank you, Connie! It's been interesting looking for the right black and white to use for this project. I'm beginning to understand the importance both colors play in a fabric composition alot more. I think they are often overlooked colors in patchwork combinations.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

This entire project is an opportunity to learn and experiment. The feedback really helps as well.

Debra Spincic said...

And seeing how stitchers approach a stitch or a design is very interesting to me. I like the small group very much because I can feel a kinship to the stitcher and projects even though I don't work in that way or would never probably think of those ideas.

Judy S. said...

Great use of buttons, Debra. Love that ladybug! And of course beautiful stitching. Your book is going to be a fun one!

ladyhawthorne said...

Such a fun and colorful piece with lots of eye candy!

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

This is stunning and very very clever use of such a limited pallette.

jenclair said...

I LOVE this block! Of course, the colors as I love orange, but all of the details and embellishments. The scissors next to "cut" -- smile!

Deborah McLaughlin said...

Neat-O! I'm liking orange more and more.

Suztats said...

I think working with a limited palette can make one more creative in approaching a project. This is a beautiful block, and I love all the charms you've used. There's lots to see but it isn't too busy. Everything works together.

Debra Spincic said...

It's interesting to see the pages together as they change colors. Once I get more done, I think the color wheel effect will be very cool.

Debra Spincic said...

Thanks!

Debra Spincic said...

MOving towards the yellow for the next few blocks and that should be enlightening too. This is a great exercise for me.

Debra Spincic said...

Thanks, I've been seeing more and more orange out in the retail world lately.

Debra Spincic said...

:-) Groovy!

Debra Spincic said...

Shucks, thanks!

cq4fun said...

Each little bit is so wonderful, and then put together they make a beautiful block. They are fun to look at, and there's a sense of whimsey to them.

Barbara C said...

Very cool! I also like your whipped wheel cluster.

Debra Spincic said...

Thanks, Susan! It must be the orange. How can anyone be sad around orange? (and sewing?)

Debra Spincic said...

I love button clusters! I think whipped wheels work really well in button clusters.

Cy said...

What a fabulous block Debra. Love that little bejewelled butterfly (I might pinch that idea and experiment for another butterfly on one of my blocks)
Your button clusters are great with those whipped spider wheels, and the the gorgeous silver leaf beads go great there too.
Overall, a lovely block.

Debra Spincic said...

Thanks, pinch away! All the different forms that a butterfly can take are fun to see.

CarolynnS said...

Wow, Debra! just great! I don't know what to add to the comments--I agree with everyone else. Reading their comments also helped direct my eye back to your pictures, to "see" them more specifically. What a neat resource this blog is!

By the way--did you use an Ultrasuede fabric in there? Looks like it. What a neat addition!
Carolynn

Debra Spincic said...

Yep, that's a piece of ultraseude! Sharp eye there!

Yes, lots to learn from this group of such capable stitchers. So glad you joined us.