09 February 2011

Cream/White CQ - Making Progress!

Block 3 of my Cream/White CQ is nearly complete! I've been working on it in spare moments and love this stage when it's all coming together!

Block 3 - Lace Medallion
In the upper left corner, I added a crocheted medallion, created by the Aunt of my Uncle Jake, who was a missionary to Persia probably a hundred years ago. I added beads and a vintage pearl to it.

Block 3 - Fern
In the lower left corner, I added a fern frond and a "fiddlehead" in Palestrina Stitch. It's so easy to do and I love the effect!

Block 3 - Branch with Bird WIP
The lower right corner is the last area to finish. Here I'm adding a branch of apple blossoms and a little bird. The bird is stitched on felt a la Gerry Kreuger. I'll stitch the beak and eye once it is stitched down!

Cream/White CQ 9Feb2011
Here are all 4 blocks as they stand right now. I keep debating if I'm going to add a narrow border in-between the blocks or just stitch all 4 blocks directly together. When I look at it this way, I'm thinking the borders might detract from the blocks.

So happy to see this one getting so close to completion!

13 comments:

Laurie said...

These blocks are simply beautiful! I'm practicing birds using Gerry's technique, hope it turns out half as beautiful as yours! The stitching you've done is stunning.

stitchinglife2 said...

Very beautiful. Such skillful stitching.

Gillie said...

I always enjoy seeing your work but this goes a step further - love the colour, love it all!

Phyllis said...

Oh my gosh - these are beyond delicious! I love nature and the little bird is so lovely...and the fern! I think I could do a fern. I love CQ but have always been so intimidated by it.

Julia S-ka said...

Such a beautiful works you did!
Love these colors very much!....

Linda said...

Oh my goodness. I love this. Your stitches are wonderful. I adore that little bird. I need to go check out Gerry's technique! Thank you!

Rachel said...

Lovely to see so many fragments of crochet, tatting, and other lace having a new lease of life in your blocks!

devonaz said...

Beautiful..work.

JustGail said...

Very pretty blocks, and that branch for the bird is very interesting. Did you twist and couch threads down, or is there a special stitch you used for it?

Becca said...

I have been pouring over your blog and just wanting to take the plunge. I have been embroidering for years and I've wanted to try CQ or just more advanced embroidery but I just do not know where to start. I do feel encouraged after my visit here. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

The little bird id perfect, I love him/her, I love the whole project:) Mary

Raphaela said...

Gorgeous!

FredaB said...

Hi Lisa

I think I agree that the four blocks just sewn together without sashing would be the most effective. You could trail from one block to the next with something if you wanted.

Beautiful blocks.

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