Sunday, 9 February 2014

February block

This weekend I have been working on the crazy block for february.  Not sure if it is completely complete or not but I can always add some more embellishments later   I really like the beaded chain stitch which has been one of the recent stitches from Sharon B on pintangle.  I have not been keeping up with them for a while now but have used  the beaded chain, chain cross and up and down feathered buttonhole stitch here none of which I have used before.  I do so like Sharon`s stencils which I bought last year and they have appeared on this block as well   The grey lace is a piece of white I dropped silk paints onto , think it needs a bit of something on it but so far cannot decide so have left it plain.


The bit of pink tatting I am going to add a little ladybird button to when I make the 12 blocks into the wall hanging.

33 comments:

Bev said...

Pretty! Pretty! LOVE this! Can't wait to see the finished quilt! XO

Jules Woolford said...

This is just so pretty Margaret! The beaded chain stitch is lovely. You are doing a fantastic job!x

Cattinka said...

The block looks good to me, you have added lots of crazy stitchery to it.
KATRIN W.

Susan In Texas said...

I really like this one! The stitching is gorgeous and the colors are just lovely! Did you ever find a good spot for your green crazy quilt from last year?

Take care
Susan in Texas

Nana said...

Lovely and feminin in its own way, very pretty.

Nana

deanna7trees said...

especially love those double cross stitches. i've done those before and they are so effective.

Pippas quilts said...

Those stencils work really well, so many different stitches its looking great.

Createology said...

This is lovely. The beaded chain stitch is fun. I also really like your star cross stitches on the polka dots and the feathered half hearts. Beautiful Bliss Dear...

Purrfect Lady said...

*agrees with all of the above* This is going to be a beautiful wall hanging Margaret.
Lesley xxx

Vicki Miller said...

Beautiful. You are a very good girl, I haven't started mine yet. The block is made, but I am very lazy!

Anita said...

Lovely block! It surely looks complete to me… I like all the seam treatments.

Queeniepatch said...

Congrats on a beautiful block. The darker aqua thread adds a lot of definition.

Margo Brooks said...

I love how this quilt is coming along, and I am a wee bit envious too. I started my first crazy quilt block in September and it isn't done yet, while you have made a ton of blocks and finished two! I am not a big pink and purple fan. But I love your color scheme. It is really gorgeous.

Jillian said...

I love the stitches and the colours you have used. The beaded chain stitch looks terrific - must try that.

Séverine said...

Your block is beautiful , as you I enjoy Sharon CQ stencil.

Starr White said...

this is so pretty Margaret! very springlike in feel…and you have a wonderful sense of color - just beautiful

Annet said...

Another lovely block. The stitches on the polka dot fabric are my favourite!

Wendy said...

your stitching looks wonderful! are the stencils like a normal stencil, to stitch through or mark the fabric?

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Its a beautiful block, and I just love what you did with the polka dots!!

cottonreel said...

Pretty colour on the crazy block

Suztats said...

I love this, Margaret! Of course, it has purples in it, and I do like all the purple shades.....you stitching enhances this block so nicely.

Mary Ellen said...

Margaret, the crazy block is so lovely. I am liking this combination of colors very much. I, too, like a bit of embroidery but in recent years have done very little. Too many other things to do, I guess. One question - how did you use stencils on this block?

Faye Cook said...

Margaret such a great block,love what you have done with the spotted fabric .If you think the lace needs something else try some little glass beads
to add some glitter/bling.But I think its BEAUTIFUL as is.

Dianne said...

Wow your February block really caught my eye, Margaret. Nice to see you using the stencils, I haven't tried mine out yet.

Marianne Jeffrey said...

Gorgeous block Margaret! I love seeing these each month :)

Radka said...

Very nice, Margaret, I like all you bits and pieces :-)
Nice colours too,
xx

motidana said...

Loved your block and the beaded chain is really a fantastic idea . Am going to try it out in my project soon ....!

cq4fun said...

Really pretty block. I love the this way-that way turquoise flower you did. That's a great idea! (dezertskyquilts)

Anneliese said...

With Annet I also like the crossed cross stitch on the polka dot fabric. And you made a good sample of the beaded chain stitch. Ah, and those little bits of tatting. I have them in my box, too.

Susan Hook said...

A lovely block, the beaded chain has worked a treat and the lace has given your block an added dimension, great work Margaret!

tubakk said...

I really love your crazy blocks! I have never tried to do like this. May be I should?

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Margaret, Your block is very pretty. Your stitching is very lovely. Love the wee tatted piece. Hugs Judy

Susan In Texas said...

Hello again, Margie! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. If you're ever interested in learning how to paper piece, here is the link to a really good tutorial: http://www.winnowing.com/ppp.html It's the link on my left sidebar under called "Paper Piecing Tutorial" under Quilting Resources. It's not hard. I use ordinary typing paper and a really short stitch length to make it easier to remove the paper. It sure opens up the door to lots more intricate block patterns.

Still love your February block!
Take care,
Susan in Texas