Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Miss Caroline, the Crinoline Belle

This is Lisa's block for the next Crazy Quilt Round Robin "Bugs, Bees and Birds! Lisa hinted that she would like  a tatted lady. I have tatted several different versions and decided Martha Ess's "Miss Caroline, the Crinoline Belle" fit in this area. The pattern can befound at http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2003/esscaroline.html
The only problem I had was the long chains. I snugged them up tight, sprayed them with water when I had it pinned out, however, there was one that just would not behave. 
The cross stitched arbor is loaded with silk ribbon roses. The purple with a pearl are stem stitched and the others are Fargo Roses. A silk ribbon hummingbird and a spider who spun a web in the tree leaves with Lady Bugs.
The bottom has a silk ribbon butterfly and two giant ants made with beads. The seam treatment is a Chevron Stitch with a bead and Lazy Daisy leaves. Sequins separate the stitches.

Here is the block so far. Jacqui's stitching is on the right. Beautiful colors to work with and will be a beautiful block when completed.


CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Linda, I am finally back after a long break from blogging. Just catching up. I absolutely LOVE all your tatting. The Crinoline Lady and wheelbarrow of flowers are truly stunning. Your stitching is always so lovely. Hugs Judy

Unknown said...

Your work is wonderful! I am most taken with your crazy quilt ideas as I often thought I'd like to try that, but I don't think I have enough to pick from in my ability level. Thank you for Sharing. I first saw your purse on the Happy Hands site.

Quayceetatter said...

Thank you ladies for your wonderful comments!