Last Wednesday I posted an image of a block assembled from one of Vivian and Mary’s Heavenly Embellishment Bliss bags. The idea was to see what we could do with them. Last week I pieced the block this week I embroidered it.
Annie Whitsed were both given a choice of bags. These bags retail at $10.00 Australian and each bag contains colour co-ordinated fabrics, a silk print picture, threads, trims and embellishments. As I assembled the block there was more than enough fabrics for a block. I found as I was embroidering that a heavy embellisher like myself needed a lot more threads, and ribbons but then these bags are not advertised as bags you can make a complete block from. They are stash enhancement bags.
The block is still on the hoop as it still needs beading and buttons but I hope to have that done by next week.
The other block I was working on this week is this diamond shaped block. The embroidery is done but as yet it too needs beading and buttons. These blocks are part of the diamond block quilt I am working on. It is inspired – or the shape of the blocks were inspired by a quilt made by Martha Bingleyin 1883.
As regular readers will know this year I am attempting to finish this quilt as part of Sandie’s UFO and WISP challenge. On a slightly different note does anyone know where Sandie is as her blog is silent.
I now have a few blocks that need beading. I leave beading until the last and often wait until I have a few things to bead simply because at this state for some unknown reason I seem to need to pull out every bead and button in my collection and try them against the block. It is much easier if I have a few blocks that need beading as then the selection time is cut down. So this week beading is on the agenda.
My online class Encrusted Crazy Quilting starts in a couple of days time – February 9. I am looking forward to it as this class is always fun for me as well as the students. I always come away from the experience stimulated and thrilled by what people have learnt. It is a real buzz for me. Somedays even better than chocolate!
Anyway that is my weekly report on what I have been up to. I have to dash as Annie Whitsed is coming over to do some stitching this morning.