tiistai 18. maaliskuuta 2008

TIFC March / Heart

For the March challenge Sharon presented a color scheme and a concept: little things that we notice. I decided to piece a heart in modified March colors for I did not find exactly matching colors in my stash. I had also the concept in mind: my 7 sweet little grandchildren!

I was not very focused stitching it... I am going to make a series of 3 hearts and this is how the 1st of them turned out.

perjantai 14. maaliskuuta 2008

Judyth's spring block

I am participating in a block swap in the CQforNewbies group. The title is spring and my swap partner is Judyth. She made a lovely challenging garden with a pathway and a big tree. I had no idea what Judyth had in mind but I tried to create a flowery spring garden with all sorts of spring flowers.

I did not use SRE for I think that Judyth does not like it. So I stitched and used some beads. On the block you can find alliums, tulips, crocus, anemones, muscaris, forget-me-nots, awakening ferns, bergenias... a kind of a picket fence...

In the upper left corner you can see alliums and pink tulips.

In the lower left corner there is a big container with pink roses and daisies. The container is made out of a print appliquée.

Under the tree there are ferns & anemones, along the pathway bergenias and muscaris.

Well, I got a bit carried away and it was hard to stop LOL. But I succeeded to stop at this point - and there is still something for Judyth to add: more rocks on the pathway, branches & leaves and possible flowers to the tree and maybe a bird bath on the empty patch...

It was very fun stitching this block, my 1st ever swap block. Good to have this to do for I have spent nearly a month without CQuing!