December 30, 2012

Cy - And another block bites the dust

Work on the crazy quilt is ongoing.
Trying hard to catch-up and get the last couple of blocks completed during the first half of January, so that I can then stitch them together into my wall hanging before the end of January.

Progress has been made on the October block over the last two days.

Here is where I am at the moment - almost complete. 

Freestyle Rhodes Stitch

Dice - inspiration for this came from the silver dice that was in my Christmas cracker.

The Crochet piece for this block. With a row of Chain Stitch at the base.

An Invented Stitch - probably been invented before I created it, but it is not in any book of instructions that I know of. Starts as a 'sort of' ladder stitch but with a knot on each side that 'pulls the stitch into a 'blocky' looking zig-zag.

Cast-On Stitch in a variegated mercerized cotton.

Royal blue ribbon couched down with thinner black ribbon. (beads have been added since this photo).

The central butterfly needs finishing. Then on to the next block. 
I'm hoping to get one block a week done now until I catch up, so you should expect to see a block reveal for each of the next two weeks.
Got to give myself this goal so that I can bite away at it and finish along with the rest of you here.

Here are the (almost) complete block pics.
I might add a little more bling after I've done the next two blocks.

Wahoo! the end is in sight now.

Happy Stitching


Debra Spincic said...

I am becoming quite fond of the stacked button idea too. Nice bling you are adding--shells and piece of ceramic.

Your stitching is always very bold and direct. I like that style very much. But, goodness, did you ever do a bunch of cast ons!

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Be it Rhodes, dice or crochet your block is looking fab and I love the colours. The black, white and gold fabric in the last photo, together with the ceramics gives the block an Aztec look.

ladyhawthorne said...

All I can say is WOW! Your work is wonderful.

Cy said...

Haha, sometimes I just get carried away with stitching, which can sometimes be my downfall as I never know when to stop.

Cy said...

Or rather I never WANT to stop.

Cy said...

Yes, I can see that Aztec look too now you point it out.
I have found these colours (especially the turquoise)incorporating themselves into my everyday life.

Cy said...

Thank you Angela. I can see from the last pic above though, that a little 'something' is needed in the bottom left corner.

Judy S. said...

Wonderful stitching, Cy! How ever did you get those pieces of what looks like turquoise to hang on to your block? Love that Rhodes stitch and the butterfly, and well all of it!

Cy said...

Thanks Judy. The turquoise stones are in fact real turquoise gems that have a tiny hole through them for beading, so they are actually stitched onto the block.

Debra Spincic said...

Jewelry is a CQers best friend!

Deb said...

I always love your work. It's very dramatic and bold. I love the crochet touches you've added.

Barbara C said...

The crocheted edging is a very nice detail. Great work!

cq4fun said...

Every single thing on this block appeals to me. I especially like your round-pointed star and that butterfly is gorgeous. Wonderful variety.

Suztats said...

Wow,Cy! This block is beautiful-I love the colours, and your cast on stitches look great. I find it very appealing.