Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Crazy Quilting Wednesday - Week 1

I brought 3 pieced crazy Quilt foundations with me. I'm hoping to get lots of stitching done so that I'll have a really good head start to have these done before Christmas this year.

So, this week, aside from getting started which can be a hurdle for me, I have applied some lace trims to each of the socks, and and I've started to do some basic stitching. I had to look at my notes and books again for a little refresher on how to stitch the blanket stitch.

As you can tell, These are going to be very monochromatic socks compared to my last three socks that were very pink. The white, cream and taupes are very classic and will look nice when hung together on the mantel. I may add a bit of color when I do the beading, buttons and other embellishments.

I was brave and cut into a doily to use as the heel on two of the socks. The other sock will have some lace placed in a curve to suggest a heel.

In the past I have followed the regimen to stitch with flosses first, then do silk ribbon, then bead and embellish. This time, I'm definitely going to do flosses and ribbons interchangeably. I may even decide to put some beads on before the end.

But my first two or three weeks will be concentrating on covering most the seams with at least basic stitches.


Linda H said...

Looks like you're off to a great start Gail. I'll be watching with interest each week. I love your white/cream fabrics - they look so beautiful....

Anonymous said...

Those three socks will look better hanging beside two more....for Michele and Wade, lol. Can't wait to see them finished!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Good Day Gail, I am back from our weekend trip away and I am catching up on your posting. I am always so far behind. I think you are as chatting as I am. very big smile. I love the stitching you have done so far on your CQ stocking. Very nice, indeed. Hugs Judy

america said...

I like the abstract ideas that you sew together.Looks so unplanned and spontaneous...probably you could stitch up any pieces together to make a beautiful quilt.