Friday, June 17, 2011

Block for Sendai

I finally finished my block for Sendai. It is one I had started a long time ago and never finished. I removed some of the beads and replaced them with French knots, since all the beads had to be double stitched on. Here it is, along with some closeups.







People don't seem to use the bullion-tipped lazy daisy stitch much, but I really like it.







Here is a closeup of the fan. I was so proud of myself because I didn't have any sequins the right size (small) and the right color for the upper part of the fan. So I made my own by punching them out of (ironed) angelina fiber. I used a one eighth inch hole punch. When my hole punch started getting dull, I just punched a bunch of holes in some 600 grade sandpaper and it sharpened right up. But too much pride is not good for anyone and I was not really happy with the crooked-ness of the fan, but it's getting down to the wire, timewise, so I don't have time to fix it.





These turquoise ribbon flowers are a stitch I made up, called the Redderson Ruffle. Directions for working this stitch are here.

I saw these "seed pods" on another CQ block a long time ago and fell in love with them. They are fun to scatter around and I needed to bring some more yellow/gold up into that area. Unfortunately the seam above the dashed line will not make it into the block because of size restraints.

I feel so blessed to be able to participate in this CQ block for Japan. It is sent with many well wishes and prayers for those in Japan...


Happy Stitching!

13 comments:

Shirlee Fassell said...

Lin
Your Block is really lovely. I expecially like your "Rendderson Ruffle". The ribbon butterfly and the bullion ribbon flowers are also great. I will have to incorporate them into my CQing.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous block Lin. Like you I'm trying to get mine done before the deadline!

Karen said...

Great stitching! And the ribbon ruffle!!! I love it!

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Susan said...

Beautiful stitching!

Pam Kellogg said...

Hi Lin Moon,

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog regarding putting purses on frames. That's what I was afraid of. That it would be more difficult than it looks.

I know I'll figure it out and practice makes perfect so after I do a few, it will get easier!

Pam

Susan said...

I drop by periodically to see if you've come back to the blog. I wonder where you are and what you're doing now.

Jane said...

I, too wonder where you are. You are missed around here. So inspiring.

Jane said...

I, too wonder where you are. You are missed around here. So inspiring.

Jen said...

this is spectacular work. One of the my favorite blocks I've seen in a long time!

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