Tuesday, June 21, 2011

crazy quilt block



I think this is pretty much finished.  I really wanted the encrusted look but I don't think I got it.  It is close but I am not sure what else I should do.  Any suggests?

6 comments:

Jojesek said...

I really like what you've done here if you want more, I would recommend checking out Pam Kellogg's site http://kittyandmedesigns.blogspot.com for ideas.

Connie said...

Angela, I'm not an expert, but when I think of encrusting I think of layering. For example, I would have laid down some thin lace over some parts of your block before the seam treatments and stitched right over them. This doesn't help you now, but I also noticed that you have done mostly seam treatments so far and everything is small in scale. You may consider adding some embroidered motifs, a button trail, some meandering silk ribbon flowers, and a spider web. The last three ideas can be spread across patches tying them together and will give you some contrast in the size of your embellishments. Just some ideas - hope I was helpful. (-; Connie

gocrazywithme said...

Hi Angela, I think your block is lovely as is (it's more my style than encrusted), but you could add a spider web (with or without spider) in one of the solid patches. A button cluster would also be nice, or a silk ribbon embroidery bouquet. I sometimes embellish a triangular patch with a fan-shaped embroidered motif ala the ones in Carole Samples Treasury. But it's a nice block as it is.

Cathy K said...

What you have looks wonderful, but encrusted just means MORE, LOL. Another idea is to remember that you don’t need to stay on the seamlines or in a single block to do a motif. You can do a flower spray, for example, that covers more than one block, or add a ribbon trail, button trail, or bead trail to meander around, crossing seams and leading the eye from one element to another. To get some ideas, check out Gerry K`s new blog http://blocktalkwithGerry.blogspot.com (a CQ teaching blog), or you are welcome to stop by my blog (http://cathyscrazybydesign.blogspot.com) and click on the label Crazy Quilting for ideas... Hugs, Cathy K

loVe2cre8 said...

Your fabric selections are wonderful. It is both beautiful and cohesive. I might have mixed the colours a little more in the hand stitching so that there is greater variety. You could also use beads in place of French knots, ruche ribbons, add more dimensional flowers.

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