April 23, 2013

Suz- Update WIP and CQJP



My white cloth piece #3 is a WIP and I thought I'd share a few progress pictures.

I intertwined two rouleau loops and added a rouleau ring through them

later I added a frill to the ring










 a frilled bumpy bit and a buttonhole stitched trim on cutwork, keep each other company

a 5-knot rouleau loop, held in place with French knots



















here's how piece #3 looks so far
I added a pocket. It has a beaded buttonhole top edge, and  buttonhole trim on the sides and bottom.
I think I'll need to add something else.......














CQJP Progress


I finished wrapping the bars on this seam treatment
added pale green bullions...
oops, one is listing the wrong way...
chain stitch with the pistil
pretty pink gimp trim
and April is almost finished


just a couple little seams that are as yet unadorned



As always, your comments and suggestions are most appreciated

Thanks.

Hugs from Suz















15 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

Nice progress on both pieces. How about some covered buttons out of your vivid fabric to sprinkle around?

Deborah McLaughlin said...

Gorgeous stitching.

Cy said...

I see a row of gorgeous crowns on the cq seam with the wrapped threads. Love all the additions to your wrapping cloth. It's coming together nicely.

cq4fun said...

Love your April block. It's very elegant looking. My favorite seam this week is the chain and pistil. It look so even, and I love that the pistils are in the center of the chains, and not the beginnings. A nice variety of stitching on this block. I don't say much about the wrappings, because that is so far outside my stitching experience. I did like the 5 knot bit with the French knot fasteners, though, and it does seam a little empty to me, but I don't really understand what you are doing, so maybe it is not supposed to look like a cq piece. =)

Suztats said...

Great idea, Debra! Very cool. Thanks!

Suztats said...

Having a blast!

Suztats said...

;-D

ladyhawthorne said...

I'm kind of in the same boat as Susan, not real sure what the wrappings are supposed to be doing, or is it just experimental things? They are really cool and very creative whatever you do with it.
Your cq is gorgeous, love the wrapped stitches!

Suztats said...

You're right, it's not a CQ piece. I am taking bits of damaged and unwanted cloths (table runners, napkins,etc) and adding found laces, then putting them together to create a larger cloth. Some have bits of history in them- I'm using pieces of my daughter's grade 8 graduation dress I made for her eons ago. Once pieced and tacked, I then embellish seams, lace etc., and add techniques I'm learning in Karen Ruane's class (and loving it!). Then all these pieces of cloth are then joined together to make a larger cloth, and Karen calls these wrapping cloths. There's lots more stitching and titivating to come on piece #3 yet.
It's a lot of fun, and I am enjoying the free-form stitching.

Suztats said...

Thanks. See above for an explanation about the wrapping cloth. I'm stitching embellishments on the reclaimed cloth fragments, adding different techniques, and creating a unique cloth using my own stitch preferences and creating unusual titivations. When finished and backed, I may use it to wrap myself on cool evenings, or I may just hang it up to enjoy, spread it out on a bed, or use it as a fabulous tablecloth.

Debra Spincic said...

Well if you use it as a tablecloth and your husband drops spaghetti sauce on it, at least it will match the vivid fabric!
I, personally, would not let it anywhere near my husband and food.

Judy S. said...

Fabulous work, Suz!

Suztats said...

Decorative table cloth....NOT dining table cloth...no way!....

Barbara C said...

Those loops are such a great addition. I've never seen that kind of embellishment before, it looks very modern. Both pieces look wonderful.

Debra Spincic said...

That's a relief! I thought maybe you were nuts or something!