Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ruby's CQ Block

Ruby's CQ block is all about Victorian. I tatted a Crinoline Lady from Pam Palmer's book, "Tatting Treats Two", using  size 80,  Lizbeth 615, Yellow LT thread. It was tacked down, sequence added and  silk ribbon roses made with french knot and stem stitched. Also added was a silk ribbon for her hat. A spray of stem stitched roses fills out the area. To the right is Herringbone filled with more silk ribbon roses. To the left is Feather stitch with beads and the bottom are Lazy Daisy butterflies and Chain stitch. 
The black berries and Cretan stitch in upper left corner were stitched by Katy
 Ruby's left side corner block, I made a Victorian Shoe using the Buttonhole stitch to sew it down and filled with Lazy Daisy flowers.
The pattern came from the Carr Crazy Quilt, 1888.
The tatting pattern  is  Mary Konior's  Leaf Braid to cover the curved seam. The thread I used was Lizbeth 40, 124 Spring Garden. Four tiny beads were added to the top of the tatting.
This is the completed block so far. Pam is the last person to work on this block and can't wait to see the finished piece. Will post a picture when it is completed. Nice work by all of us!!!

7 comments:

piney cq said...

Wow! You are amazing with your tatting!!! I soooo wish you'd come to the retreat to show me! LOL!! Well done! I'm sure Ruby will love it all!!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Linda, Your tatting and stitching is lovely as always. Very pretty blocks indeed. I wish you all rain down there in the SW. Big hugs Judy

Sharon said...

OMG this is lovely. Your stitches and tatting is awesome....I too wish you were coming to the retreat, I do not know the first thing about tatting....beautiful!

God's Kid said...

Your Crinoline lady is fabulous! :)

Katy said...

Lina, Your tatting is amazing!! I may have to take you up on lessons! This block is looking better and better! Hugs, Katy

Suztats said...

Very nice tatting to embellish this block!

Ruby said...

Wonderful work Linda! I love what you have done. Thank you so much!