Friday, 17 July 2015

More crazy quilting....

All the spare time I have had this week has been spent working on my ICQC class tasks. These fabulous classes are offered online by Kathy Shaw and are just fantastic!  I have learnt so much.... thank you Kathy!!


This week I have added a wisteria vine to one of the backgrounds I showed you for the ICQC 107 Class.  This was a lot of fun to stitch and I am pleased with the finished wisteria.


Moving on from the trees in the ICQC 103 Class, I have now completed several other surface embroidery motifs which include a design which is a very traditional crazy quilt motif, the spider web and spider.


I was delighted with the result and since then I have also stitched a vintage surface embroidery design of a basket of flowers......


Created an expanded surface embroidery design where I started with a very simple outline design of a watering can and added my own embroidery embellishments to expand the design resulting in a little 'picture'.


Lastly, I tried my hand at a different technique called 'Broderie Perse'  where a printed fabric design is cut, appliqued and then hand embellished with embroidery.  I really loved making this flower and I was very pleased with the outcome.



I have to go and pick my little dog Poppy up from a second round of surgery on her leg later this morning (the first operation was unsuccessful) so I am not sure how much sewing will get done the next few days but, I am looking forward to learning lots more crazy quilt techniques! Have a lovely weekend.  

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  1. Christine your stitching is truly amazing, I look forward to seeing your progress.
    Poor Poppy, I do hope the operation works this time.

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    1. Thank you so much Brenda! I am off to collect her shortly, so I should learn more about how it has gone then! :) x

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  2. I'm your 100 e follower :o))
    The hearts from Bunny Hill designs are soo nice and lovely !
    Thats how I found your blog :o)

    Greetings,
    Simone

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    1. Hello Simone! Welcome! That is very exciting! Glad you like the hearts, they are such fun to work on each month! :) x

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  3. Hugs for Poppy!
    Love your stitching. It's all beautiful, especially the embroidered rose. It looks three dimensional!

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    1. Thank you Linda! I was very pleased with how the rose turned out.... with have to use that technique again! Poppy is home now and quite happy :) x

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  4. Wow - this is so great! I need to get some of my 'stuff' out of the way so I can do some more of her classes too. Really hope little Poppy had a successful surgery this time....please give her special skritches from me.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! Poppy is home now and happy... getting lots of attention! You really must take some of these classes there is so much to learn! :) x

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  5. Beautiful stitching, Christine. I hope Poppy's surgery was successful this time. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Christine xx

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    1. Thank you Christine! I hope so too!! :) x

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  6. Very pleased to hear that Poppy is home and seems to be doing well! I hope she makes a nice quick recovery. Your stitched designs are lovely xxx

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    1. Thanks Janet! I loved stitching all these designs! Have a lovely weekend! :) x

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  7. I do hope little Poppy is alright this time and the operation is successful. Love the wisteria - used to have some at our last house - beautiful purple! I miss it.
    Karen

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    1. Thank you Karen! She is home and quite comfortable now... fingers crossed all continues to go well! We used to have wisteria at our last house too.... I also miss it! Have a lovely weekend! :) x

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  8. Very Beautiful Christine. Hope you have someone in your family who will treasure and appreciate all of your embroidery treasures when the time comes to pass them along in the very distant future. I am mesmerized by the detail. You have been a good student. Janita

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    1. Thank you Janita! I am really enjoying following the classes and I think that really helps! I think my family appreciate what I do, they all have lots of items I have made for them over the years! :) x

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  9. What lovely work Christine, you have been busy. Hope all goes well with little Poppy

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    1. Thank you Sheryl! They were all such lovely motifs to work on! Poppy seems quite comfortable at the moment, thank you! :) x

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