Monday, April 04, 2016

Faux patchwork quilt block - part two

Last week, I showed you the set-up for making a whole cloth crazy quilt block with no patchwork, only faux seams.  Today, I want to share with you the embellishments that I chose, plus how I finished off the block.

My original plan was to add beads all around the edge of the block with no frame, but as I started, it just looked so barren.  It really really needed a frame, so I re-worked my plan.

But first, the fun stuff!







7. Embroidery, add beads and buttons, etc.



8. Cut a piece of stiff but thin interfacing and a piece of batting larger than the finished block will be.  Wrap interfacing with the backing fabric, mitering the corners.



9. Wrap the batting with the finished block, mitering the corners.  Pin them together and blind stitch the block to the backing.



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9 comments:

Robbie said...

What a great piece!!! Love your bird and especially the beads for his tail!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

this is really cool and I love the way you finished it off.

Cyndi L said...

Thanks guys! Sometimes you just have to keep trying until it comes out right :-)

Elysia B said...

please teach me how to do this...do you have a you tube channel?

Cyndi L said...

No I don't have one for crazy quilting, I'm sorry. Part one shows you how to plan out the block. If you sign up for Kathy Shaw's online classes, she teaches a lot of the stitches and techniques that you see in my block...in great detail.

Eileen Bergen said...

The frame is perfect - just what this piece needed. Your stitch work is beautiful. I especially love the bird, grapes, flowers ...

Cyndi L said...

Thanks Eileen! I felt really fortunate to have that piece of cloth available...it picked up all the major colors in the block :-)

Loretta said...

Great way to finish a piece up ~ love that colorful fabric on the back part too :)

Cyndi L said...

Thank you, Loretta!

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