January 27, 2013

Patricia -- Block Update




 
I have been working but as you can see I am not finished yet.  I have taken several pictures today to share with you of my progress.   The first picture is of purple corner with Lace?French knots.  2n pic is of the green corner with buttons on backstitch  branch with buttons attached..  3rd block is the complete look of what I have done so far, I plan to add some Yo Yo's maybe in the light purple area, not sure what else.
Last block is where I plan on putting my Spider Web.
Will continue to work on this and start my new block this week.

Thanks for Looking!

Pat G. 

19 comments:

ladyhawthorne said...

Looking great, the button tree/vine is pretty cool.

Debra Spincic said...

What size is your block?

Suztats said...

Is that a rhinestone brooch on the pretty pink material? Love the sparkle! Your block is coming along nicely, and the button tree is a neat idea.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

I like how your button tree, pretty brooch and white lace trim on the purple fabric really balance the block.

Judy S. said...

Looks like you're having fun with this! Nice work.

desertskyquilts said...

I like your button tree, particularly, and the sparklies spread around the block. That lace in the upper right corner is very appealing, too!

Pat in KS said...

Thanks, I wasn't to sure. I never used buttons with CQing in the past.

Pat in KS said...

Debra, it is a 6" preprinted block.

Debra Spincic said...

Are you new to CQ?

Pat in KS said...

No it is a button. Not sure what else to put there any suggestion?
Thanks for your comments.

Pat in KS said...

Thanks for your comments.

Pat in KS said...

Yes I am. Learning things too.

Debra Spincic said...

It's fun to use embellishments to tell the story of your block. Think about how this button fits into the theme or idea you want your viewer to see and enjoy.

Embroidering lines (curved, swerving, moving) that "point" towards the button draw the viewer's eye to it. Embroidering shapes, like petals, around it transform it into other items.

Since you have a button tree on one side of your block, you could develop your button as a flower & add a smaller butterfly or other insects to it. Even a few small flower buttons to make a bouquet would be pleasant.

If you moved your large butterfly more towards the middle of the block, you could have a little fluttering stream of butterflies that direct the viewer's eye from one side (button tree) to the other side (the button flower)of the block. Think 2 sections and then a "bridge" to get from one section to the other section. Tree-butterflies-flower.

Pat in KS said...

Thanks Susan, I am a little nervous working with all you Ladies that have so much talent. That was my first button tree so wasn't to sure about it... I find it hard to decide what to put where. When I was doing C before it was in a group swap block so never had to worry about the whole block, same way when making my block, the one I used for Jan. was a preprinted block.

Cy said...

Butterflies, Buttons, Beads and Beautiful stitching........ what more could a girl want, lol.
I'm rather 'addicted' to butterflies, so you had my attention from the first viewing. Great work Pat.

Pat in KS said...

Thanks Debra for the suggestions.

Stiching4fun said...

Sorta, I had started several years ago, was in a swap on another site. Then life kinda got in the way but my love of Crazy Quilting got rekindled when I finished a quilt for a gentleman that brought in a family quilt to my daughter's quilt shop and asked me to finish the sides of it which I did. Then this last fall I was able to attend a class with Judith Baker Montano only at the time I enrolled didn't realize it was a two day class and I was only able to attend the class where we made the block. I did buy a couple of her books to help me get started and when Susan N. told me about this group thought it would help me to learn, stay focus on perfecting my stitching.

Debra Spincic said...

We try to stay motivated and share our ideas. You are in the right group!

desertskyquilts said...

You left out the part where we did the yahoo group with Carole Samples. You were part of that, weren't you, Pat?