Thursday, May 07, 2015

2nd Crazy Quilt Block

A rather long seam that stretches from one side of the "fan" section to the other, 

 (Buttonhole Stitch, Straight Stitch, and beads)


--- and then beautifying the last corner, 



I cut a family heirloom to do this corner of the block. In my opinion I do the craftswoman more honour including her work in my quilt, where it will then be on display, than I did having it hidden away in a closet (because the crocheted doily was too discoloured and stained to use). I added the ribbon, the roses, and the beads.

--- and block two is complete.



At least I'm calling it complete for now. I may decide to add some meandering embellishments once all four blocks are joined and the sashing is added.

4 comments:

dynnamae n said...

Marlene, I so love all this embroidery work you are doing. The doily corner with roses and bows is really sweet. As I scrolled down and saw your comment about ugly, it may not make quite the statement on its' own, but looking at the whole block, I never noticed it being "ugly". By the time you put your blocks together, I'm sure you won't see it that way any more. I really admire the work and time it takes to do this crazy quilt. Happy Mothers Day!

Marlene said...

Thanks Dynnamae. I'm really enjoying this project.

Ruinwen Dagorielle said...

Wow! This block is just amazing! I love the addition of the "ancestors" and the roses. This block is full of creative energy and brought you such joy to create it that I'm sure you will smile when you see it.

I have a tarot bag like that. I added in scraps of my Mom's embroidery and all kinds of things. Now that she is gone, it gives me great joy to see them and know her hands made them.

Happy Mother's Day! :)

Marlene said...

Thanks for taking the time to comment Ruinwen. I feel the same way about the work of ancestors. When my mom was dying of ALS she asked my brother and I which of her items we would like to have as keepsakes. I chose items that were made by her own hands. They had the most meaning for me.