I told you a few weeks ago about the basic crazy quilting online class I signed up for with Kathy Shaw. Well, I'm here to tell you now that it was great. The last part included adding beads, buttons, lace, and other embellishments. It was a lot of fun, but then I found myself balking a bit. Even though I admire really jam-packed CQ squares, it's just not my style. I like space between the elements and to allow the fabric to speak as well. Go figure, because I'm certainly not like that with my bead embroidery! Here's what I added:
|Two tri-colored butterflies|
Since I didn't feel like adding any lace to the block itself, I added a small piece to the bottom of the quilt frame.
Blanket stitch and cross stitch around the edges.
Finished. Not quite as bowed as it looks in the photo, but not perfectly straight either. Who wants perfection?
The pattern of the block, seam stitches, and flowers are all taught by Kathy Shaw, and the overall design is her copyrighted pattern. Please think about taking this course with her!
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