For once I am on time this year to post my calendar page. This is the second last of the 2014 Crazy Quilting Journal Project that was run by Kathy Shaw. When I made the pages I had originally thought of one small quilt with seasons and later considered making a calendar. Because each block was named by month, the themes are out of order. This was for winter – not quite winter in Australia and well past for the Northern climes.
I am forever searching, on hands and knees for sewing needles that flip, drop or just go missing. I do not like this habit and obviously my son worried enough to make me a sweeper. The first photo shows the underside of a Home-Trolley – (furniture mover) bought from a hardware store. Going by the small size I’m guessing it comes from a set of 4 pieces.
I couldn’t wait to test it out and watching where they landed, dropped a few needles and hair pins on the carpet. Voila! In an instant I had all adhered to the magnets. Way to go!
My DiL has been gathering odds and ends from Opportunity(thrift) shops for several months, as she had decided to wool-bomb a dead tree on the property. It is a very large tree. Raelene spent no more than $1 on any item, several items came in bundles.
Balls of wool would have been either knitted up or crocheted for the project. Isn’t this fabulous? I believe it thought to be completed now …with a proviso that if something turns up, that idea could change. Please click on the tree for enlargement… it’s worth it. and the best thing on my blog for ages.
Time for a calendar page change. Another not-so-good photo. I remember hearing a saying ‘It’s a poor workman who blames his tools’ It applies to me for sure. This block was created in July of 2014 in Kathy Shaw’s challenge of Crazy Quilting Journal Project.
Currently Kathy is running several free classes for making and creating a CQ block. The first class is for beginners which must be done if one wishes to continue through to the Intermediate classes.
I found the basic to be fun, easy and I learned a trick or two as well, even though I’ve CQ’d for years. You can read about the classes here
I can’t manage photo inserts in WordPress as they refuse to go..and stay.. where they are meant…so here is the rest of the round robin square for Patti.
The top corner (2 triangular sections) were stitched by Alison. A lovely paisley and a tatted motif both covered with silk ribbon flowers, with hand dyed lace and a pretty floral seam between.
I added a flower vine and the seam below Jean’s berries, keeping the thread colour to match her Feather stitching.
The photo on the right..well it was on the right but now below…was inspired by an embroidery I began when I was 16 and has remained a UFO ever since. 60 years later I copied the statue but made modern flowers. Those on the original Semco pattern were created with Straight and Detached Chain. I’m determined to finish that doiley now.
The work has returned to Patti, to finish with her own embroidery on the space left.
It has been enjoyable, as usual, working with others and learning from them too.
This last block I have worked on is the last in this Round Robin. Four of us have completed our work and the last section is to be finished by the owner, Patti. This section was done by Dianne. Again I apologize for my poor camera work. I love the butterfly- the colour is teal not blue and a design I’ve not seen before. The seams around the butterfly were also Dianne’s work as well as the beautiful rose and shrub and heart charm. Dianne was nervous being a first-timer in our round robin but I’m sure you will agree she has no problem with her work. I’ve enjoyed seeing all her work and hope she will join more RRs. Jean added the flower vine – love her bow of DMC threads- and Beaded Chain stitch seam. Her bead- berries vine is also lovely. Jean was also a first timer to RRs but not embroidery.
Where has the year disappeared to? Already June and not much to show for it.
Here’s my June calendar from last year’s Crazy Quilting Journal Project, ready to hang on the wall.
Though on this first day of spring the sun is shining and the sky is blue,it’s jolly nippy this morning.
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- Christmas Ornaments
- CQ Journal Project
- CQ Journal Project 2014
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- Hearts for COH Swap
- My dolls
- Pincushions and hearts
- ribbon embroidery
- SAL-Stitch A-Long
- Sharon Boggon's stitches by number
- Stitch Exploration
- Take it Further Design Challenge
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- TAST 2014
- The Stitch Files
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