Monday, March 9, 2009

Crazy Quilting in MB - Week 3 of 4

It's hard to believe that 3 weeks have gone by already and I'm working on silk ribbons already. When I did my first CQ sock last fall, I'm sure I was on week 12 before having the confidence to move on.

So, after this week, I have to say, that silk ribbons are so nice to work with. I don't have very many ribbons - maybe 6 or 7 hand dyed ones. I haven't really embellished very many seams yet with these silks. I really liked doing this rouching one. It's one that I learned in my Linda H. class last year. I don't think I've seen this technique anywhere else that I've been browsing. It's quick and very effective. Although, this ribbon might have been a bit dark for the placement, I really like it. It's staying.


I really like the floral sprays and I need a bit more imagination when making sprays. In these below, I didn't have a plan when starting out. I just laid down the roses, then worked around them.
I like the 5 spoke ribbons. I can't seem to move away from them. I'm trying different leaf techniques.

I still need to put leaves on these. I'm not sure which to use. These 3 roses were made from a single cut of 7mm wide ribbon. It's such a coincidence that the color changed for the entire rose in the center. I love the hand-dyed ribbons.


More 5 spoke roses. I love the dark color. In real color, they are more purple than blue.
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This week, along with more thread and ribbon, I'm starting to work on beads, buttons, and shells. I'm anxious to see how the sparkle will add so much to my 2 socks. I'll show you next Monday.

3 comments:

Linda G said...

Love your progress. Can't wait for an overall shot. You may even get me hand stitching again.

dp said...

I love the little roses Gail, they are adorable. What a lot of work. How long did it take to do those sprays?

Linda H said...

Gorgeous, Gail! Your SRE is beautiful. I love the Spider Web Roses too - they just look so real! Like Linda G, I can't wait to see an overall shot. Plain to see you're having fun!!