Blocks 5 and 6 are now embellished.
They are part of a crazy quilt I'm making using 6 inch improv circles and neutrals. The challenge is to use 2020 different items to create a crazy quilt by 2020.
I crocheted that motif several years ago while camping- it's from the book The Go -To Book for Irish Crochet Motifs. I hope it doesn't end up being too bulky for the small blocks. The other trims and beads I had in my stash - usually thrift store finds.
Block 5 Count
Embroidered motifs: 1
Stitches/stitch combos: running, lazy daisy with beads (2)
Beads/charms/buttons: silver seed beads, dragonfly charm (2)
Threads: DMC Embroidery floss 3790, 844, 848 & Sullivan's floss 45239; perle #12 B5200; Gutermann 280 hand quilting thread (6)
Previous count 43; Grand total = 61
The words are an Irish proverb I like. It seemed appropriate because with back problems (I still have pain from herniated disc /sciatica. I got better, went into the garden to catch up on separating daylilies and hostas and fell off the end of my rolling stool...ouch! ) I tried to plough a lot of fields with my mind and it just plain didn't work!
It's really difficult to embroider words so small but I got the job done. That's my cursive these days...rather shaky with stiff hands. Cursive makes me wonder...Does anyone know how to read cursive and words that aren't abbreviated these days?
I tried a couple of new stitches on a seam I haven't done before - woven zig zag chain and raised woven cross stitch. They were pretty easy to do once I got the hang of it. I actually did the raised woven cross stitches twice. The first time I used gold thread and then realized I was only going to use neutrals so that got ripped out. I guess I got some good practice on that stitch.
I made those "flowers" from lacy hem tape I gathered and then sewed a four holed button in the middle. I then did some drizzle stitches in the holes of the buttons for a flower center.
Fabrics: 0 (previously counted in above)
Embroidered motifs: 1
Stitches/stitch combos: raised woven x stitch; woven zig zag chain; drizzle stitch; couching (on trim) (4)
Threads: DMC Embroidery floss 535; perle #5 842 and brown?? (3)
Previous count 61; Grand total = 73
The Ad Hoc Improv Challenge this quarter has been to add words to a quilt. This quilt will have quite a few proverbs embroidered on it plus there may be some stamped words down the line too. Who knows? 2020 is a long way off...isn't it?