Friday, October 9, 2009

OK This is the final version. I really like the way it came out.

Saturday, October 3, 2009


Here is my CQ block to replace Donna's Aunt,s wedding quilt that was lost in a fire. Just deciding if I am done before mailing it out.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Blocks 2 &3 from Kathy Shaw's stitches

Here are 2 more blocks I have done from Kathy Shaw's TDSiTM. Thank you Kathy they are great.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Learning to Embroider on CQ from Kathy Shaw

I am learning the embroidery stitches from Kathy Shawls 12 dozen stitches in 12 months. They are all so pretty. This one is also pieced on the fabric softner sheets.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Here is my latest practice CQ Block. I have used, as a backer, a used dryer sheet. Makes it really easy to handle and a nice finished size for practicing on. By taking a picture I can see things that need to be improved. I have unstitched a lot and looks like with some more practice I can actually get to really enjoy doing this. Very addictive!! Thanks to everyone posting their pictures to give me ideas on stitches to use. Now on to the next one.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tatted Cross

Love Beckie Reynolds pattern for this tatted cross.


Here is the picture from my piecing for my online CQClass.

Thanks for looking. JeanneZ

Friday, May 15, 2009

Here it is!!! Looks just like Laurie's, don't you think. NOT! I am so impressed with her work.
I am looking for constructive criticisms.
I am trying to find a small airplane button or pin to put on the upper left piece either above or below the rainbow.
Please tell me your opinions. This has been fun. Not sure I am finished. I changed the spider, the previous one looked like an overgrown ant. and took off one of the edging of hen and chicks just did not feel right.
Any other suggestions?
Thank you all for your suggestions and help so far.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Here are 2 more of the thread holders. Love these colors. JeanneZ

Here is my newbie block and now I need help. What suggestions do you have for mostly the upper left hand corner and suggestions for the rest of the block.
Thank you

Friday, April 10, 2009

These are two Crocheted Thread holders that I have made.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Here is my second CQ Heart. I really like it. Now to jump in with both hands and start putting some stitches on it.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Grand Motif Swap

Here are my swap motifs for the Grand Motif Swap. I am done, now on to something else. Hope all of the recipients like what I made. This is the first time for me to do a swap like this.

Friday, February 20, 2009

My 1st CQ Block

I started with a piece of muslin an inch all around bigger than the finished size I want. So my finished is 8 inches so the muslin is 10 inches square.
I started with the center fabric with the flower. I like the look of the blocks I have seen with a design or picture in the center. Choose a fabric and trim it so it has 5 straight uneven sides at least a 1/4 inch outside of the pattern. I think my longest side is about 3 inches but it all depends on what picture you are using. My heart (as I have chosen to make a heart shape) is about 8" so I have read that a good rule of thumb is to use at least the number of different fabrics as the number of inches your block is. So I have chosen 8 fabrics that kind of go together but are not blended in to the previous colors.
After putting the center down and it can be anywhere it does not, and think should not be centered. Now choose a side and mentally number each of the five sides around in a clockwise direction. 1,2,3,4,5 Choose a fabric as your number 1 fabric and line it up along the number one side. My light pink is the number 1. Make a 1/4 inch seam. unfold and press. Press flat after each fabric is sewn. Take your number 2 fabric a contrast to what you have already used. Mine is the stripped fabric. Lay this along the number one and the center fabric and make a 1/4 inch seam now trim away the excess number 1 fabric from this seam. Press flat. and take the number 3 fabric. Mine is the burgandy it will lay long the number 2 and center fabrics. Each time your straight line is determined by the center fabric line. Again make the 1/4 inch seam trim off any extra of the number 2 fabric in the seam allowance. Open the fabric and press. The 4th fabric will go along the third and center fabrics and make the 1/4 inch seam. repeat with the 5th fabric along the 4th fabric and 5th side of the centerseaming, trimming, and pressing. Now your 6th fabric, dark pink, will go from 5th, 1st and 2nd fabrics.Seam, trim and press. The last fabric number 7 ( counting my center that is 8 fabrics) will finish off that last corner mine went along the 3rd and 4th fabrics. It can be a triangle or oblong depending on what you have left open. If you will notice I did not want that large of a last fabric so I ended it near a seam turned under the 1/4 inch and hand sewed it down. If your item is still not completely covered continue with more fabrics unti it is completely covered. Draw a line around the entire piece and baste just outside of this line for your square or heart or your choice of shape.
I really hope this helps you. I need step by step when I try anything new.

MY First Try At CQing

Hi, Here is my first try at a CQ block. As you can see it is not trimmed yet. I plan to make it into a heart. The next picture show how the heart fits then the next picture is my first try at seam embellishments. Thank you JK for working with me on this. I am practicing these again to make them all more even and look a lot nicer. At least that is my plan. I want the block to look as neat as I can since I want to try to do it so I will like my finished project.

Trying to BLOG

Here goes!! I am going to try to blog. So many are doing this I thought perhaps I should try, although I am already confused as to what I am doing.