January 28, 2014

Deborah: CQ Progress



I have some basic stitching done this week. I'll start working on some more details this week - more elaborate stitching and embellishments.


Also, as I told Debra, I'm working on a purple quilt for her. There were some purple fabrics in a stash she sent me awhile back, and I've added to them. It'll be another simple 9 patch. 

I'm really running late so this is a very brief post.




11 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

I think the seam treatments you have stitched look elaborate enough. With the prints as busy as they are, I doubt you are going to need very involved stitching. Just my 2¢.

Great start on the purple quilt. It'll be great for a girl in the Family Promise program.

cq4fun said...

Love the red on white to the right. Look for that to show up somewhere on something I do! The square is already looking very nice with the basic stitches. Those purples will be great together!

Debra Spincic said...

Another idea -- if you want more of your stitching to show on the busier fabrics (like the toile), you can stitch down a piece of solid colored ribbon over the seam and stitch on the ribbon.

Suztats said...

I like that 'basic stitching'! It looks very rich, and is that an apple blossom or a wild rose? Looks great.
The purple quilt will look fabulous!

ladyhawthorne said...

I love the play of red on white and vice versa. All those purples are great too, but then it IS my favorite color.

Moira said...

Wonderful work! Looking to seeing what kinds of goodies you take and add next.

Judy S. said...

Love it! My favorite color combo, too. Judging from my GD, some little girl will absolutely love the purple quilt.

Cyra said...

Your cq block is so beautifully rich looking. I do so love the reds you have chosen.
Purple nine-patch quilt will be pretty, and just right for a girl or a lady (us grown-up girls love purple too, you know).

Deborah McLaughlin said...

Thank you all for the nice remarks. I have gone back and forth about how much embellishment to use on the squares and I think agree with Debra that the prints are pretty busy and the toile certainly demands attention so perhaps some very basic seam treatments are all that is needed. I found a perfect floral quilt for the backing of the purple quilt, and picked up a few pieces of purple on sale at different places to add to the variety. Now, I want a purple quilt of my own!

Debra Spincic said...

You could piece this purple quilt as your own and as a thank you, I will quilt it for you!

kathy r said...

where did you find the pattern for the embroidery. i love small embroideries. your stitching is wonderful. kathleen mary