Here are the first blocks of the "crazy violets" quilt. My project for CQJP 2012.
I have already pieced 10 blocks, so two more to go. At least I'll be ready in time before the Big Challenge starts. "Crazy violets" will be totally different from "crazy pink". It will be more abundant in color, where the pink quilt is more modest. It will be so much fun to work on two such different projects at the same time.
The carnation is nearly filled. The scallops in the centre are embroidered with rows of blanket stitch from top to bottom. Each next rowhas to overlap the base of the previous row.
Stitch: closely worked blanket stitch, you find it here.
Threads from top to bottom: 3 strands of The Gentle Art, Simply shaker Sampler thread 7008 rhubarb, 2 strands of Soie Cristal 2032 medium brown rose, the next 2 rows 3 strands of Gentle Art 0311 holly berry and 3 strands of Soie Cristal 2031 dark brown rose.
The middle section of the centre petal is embroidered with small scattered seed stitches.
In a later stage I will be adding beads in this area.
To fill the two petals I embroidered a row chained feather stitches in the center. As I wanted to fill the petals according their shape I took care that the stitches at the top are slightly wider than at the bottom.
Stitch: chained feather stitch, you can find it here.
Thread: two strands of Madeira stranded silk 0812 med dusky rose.
I have pulled out fabrics for CQJP 2012/TAST. For more information about those challenges, just click on the badges on the sidebar on the right.
For this project I chose purple, yellow and orange.
The theme is violets (worktitle Crazy Violets). No curved seams this time!
I want to use the stitches from TAST for this quilt or for the pink quilt (worktitle Crazy Pink) depending on how the stitch fits in the quilt. I want to piece the twelve blocks this year, that means three blocks a week.