June 30, 2012

Susan: July CQJP & TAST



There it is! Not beaded yet, but mostly stitched. I have a little more to finish on the birds block, and a lot of beading, but I'm surprised I got this far. I stitched about 5 or 6 hours yesterday to catch up.

Here is a close up of the Palestrina I didn't mind too much. I used two threads (Sassa Lynne) together because it seemed a stitch that needed fatter threads.


And the other place I used it, with only one thread and a "leg" - didn't care for this much. Also more V-stitch fun - just doodling. Still needs the beads to be a complete looking design, though.

15 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

Looks pretty and delicate even without the beads, Susan.

Judy S. said...

Love the little slice of red on this block, Susan, and the butterfly. I also really like what you've done with that feather stitch at the top. Would love to see a gathering of all the fairies!

cq4fun said...

Thanks, I think you just named this quilt!

cq4fun said...

Thank you. I looked at it after reading your comment, and it does look alright without them, but in my mind, they are there. =)

ladyhawthorne said...

It's all looking so pretty, I'd love to see that gathering too.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Your Fairies may gather In my garden anytime. Another lovely block and I especially like the two seams at the bottom and to the right of your gorgeous butterfly. Clever to echo the colours on his wings.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I am still amazed by the awesome job you do on your blocks, especially considering you don't normally work with pastels and weren't comfortable doing so. You make such nice choices for your coordinating fabrics and your thread choices always compliment the block so nicely. This block does look nice without the beads, but I always love the sparkle. Nice stitching on the Palestrina too.

Debra Spincic said...

After working with this project for 6 months, I don't think Susan can lay claim to not being comfortable with pastels any more!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Agreed. I'm not even convinced she was uncomfortable with it in the first place (wink)

Debra Spincic said...

Busted! ha! ha!

Cy said...

Lovely seam treatments where ever I look. I really like the stitch combination just under the butterfly, with the zigzag chain.
Your Palestrina stitch is lovely in that variegated thread. Good idea to use two together.
Another overall beautifully decorated block Susan.

Suztats said...

Soft, and light, just like a fairy block should be! Your stitching and thread colours always add to your block theme.
I'd love to see the fairy reunion, too.

Barbara C said...

Very magical block. I feel like the fairy is deciding whether to fly away on the butterfly or a bird.

cq4fun said...

Ha, ha, indeed, but the fact is I'm still uncomfortable with them! I thought I'd get used to it, but mostly I'm just trying to work within the color frame of each block and not worrying too much about the idea of pastel. It seems to work out alright each time.

cq4fun said...

What a lovely whimsical thought, Barbara! Thank you!