Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Judy's RR Block

Judy's Round Robin block is ready to move on to WA for more stitching. The flower material is very pretty so I just added sequins and beads to the center and some sequin birds. The red seam treatment is fly stitch using red rayon thread.
  I thought about many different designs and decided it needed a butterfly. The tatted butterfly is a SCMR (self closing mock ring) from the Shuttle Brothers.  I made a giant silk ribbon sunflower filled with french knots. The stem I used a dark rayon green and it did not show up on the dark purple. So I added DMC fluorescent effects green. It brighten it up!! The leaves are the fishbone stitch.

The second seam treatment I used a silver rayon thread and blanket stitch with straight stitches on the side. Rayon gold thread was used for the lazy daisy and a red bead for the center.

Here is Judy's block with Katy's and Linda's stitching.  The center Iris was machined embroidered by Judy. Judy plans on making a wall hanging for her daughter's new home.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter Greetings

Fabric Post Cards

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hearts and Hands for Sendai

My block has been completed for the project, "Hearts and Hands for Sendai. Here are all the blocks submitted so far..   http://www.flickr.com/groups/heartshandsforsendai/pool/
These blocks will be put into wall hangings and when completed it will be mailed to Hideko Ishida, our Japanese CQ Sister in Sendai. These wall hangings will be exhibited in Japan and will raise money by viewing the quilts and auctioned off. ALL proceeds will be given to a charity designated by Hideko. This is a tiny part Hideko's Quilting Sisters can do for Japan.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mug Rug

I have a male secret tatted angel and what do you send him???? HUMMMMMMMMM this month I made a mug rug with bits of tatting all over.  Mug rugs are the hottest thing on the net. I always have a mug rug/coaster for my cup of tea/coffee.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Baby Quilts and Toys

The Vintage Quilting Society (4 ladies) made 8 crib size quilts and dressed up the bears and rabbits.  We gave them to the Child Protective Services in Tucumcari, New Mexico. They were very grateful to receive them.  It must be very frightening for a small child taken out of an abused home especially in the middle of the night. We hope to give them some small comfort.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Nancy's Tatted Medallion

Nancy Tracy's latest pattern, tatted Medallion. It works up very quickly and one could add this to a small ring for a sun catcher. The larger medallion is tatted with Lizbeth 40 Lollypop (135) and the smaller is tatted with Lizbeth 80 Vineyard Harvest (131).                      
The pattern is located at      http://www.be-stitched.com/

Friday, April 1, 2011

Tatted Fan

The "Yoke pattern" is from Helping Hands Newsletter, Fall 2008.  The 3 medallions will someday be a shawl. Tatting half the pattern it will make a nice fan to embellish or add a bird for a peacock!! 

I have rewritten the pattern for a beginner to use. There is no designers name but this person did not want to cut threads and made each medallion (3 different sets of rings) with one shuttle. She tatted the center ring leaving ½ inch of thread to tat an outer large ring. Turning the work a small ring is tatted and connected to the center ring.

For a Beginner it is easier to make the center ring, cut and tie, then add the outer rings. One could use split rings but then you have 2 shuttles to work with and more threads to tie in. She was very clever designing this medallion.

CENTER Ring A: 1 ds, 12p with 2 ds between, 1 ds close cut and tie all threads.

 Ring B:        4ds, 8 p with 2 ds, 4 ds, close leave no thread RW

Ring C:   Medallion ONLY:       2 ds, p 3 ds Join to first P in the Center Ring 3 ds p 2ds cl RW

       *****FAN ONLY:           2 ds, p 3 ds Join to the 4th P in the Center Ring 3 ds p 2ds cl RW

REPEAT REMAINING RINGS (Medallion makes a full circle connecting all the way)

**LARGE OUTER RING Ring B: 4ds, J to last p, 7 p with 2 ds, 4 ds, close leave no thread RW

SMALL INNER RING for Medallion - 2 ds, Join to small ring, 3 ds Join to 2nd P in the Center Ring
                                                              3ds p 2ds cl RW

***** FAN ONLY        2 ds, p 3 ds Join to the next P in the Center Ring 3 ds p 2ds cl RW *

The Fan has 6 large rings and 5 small rings. Tat a bird for the center and you have a Peacock!!

Bird:       R: 10 p 1 p 10 CL RW (picots are clipped for feet)
               R: 5 small p 1 Large p 1 small p 5 CL
              Attach to the fan…