Sunday, June 10, 2007

Going Buggy RR - September 2004

"I am happy to be a part of this Bugs & Spiders RR. Please feel free to enjoy yourself with my block, letting it 'tell you' what it needs.

I hope your block returns filled with beautiful work, and that it fills your heart with smiles!"

Hard to believe bugs can be so adorable, isn't it. This was a smaller (8x8) block with so many participants...11 plus me. It is totally filled, and beautiful. Thank you again for stitching on my block!

Mary - I added a small winged little creature in floss & sewing thread, then did a hedge for him in eyelash and ribbon.

Lisa - I chose to create a seam line of little pink flowers for my dragonfly to sit on. The wings are silver metallic. The body is silk and the tail is red beads.

Candji - I used a different stitch method for each of the roses: Boullion, Stab stitch, spider web, chain stitch, chain stitch buds. The silk ribbons are all some I dyed myself. Every rose garden needs a lady bug and a butterfly.

Lynn - I added a double-layered seam treatment of ribbon and rick-rac that I embellished to cover the fabric edges and an insect from Carol Sample's "Treasury of Crazy Quilt Stitches," that may be a crane fly.

Kimberly - I just did the 2 brown butterflies with the wool, bullion knot bodies.

JoAnn - I did a glass body one on the patch near the 3 lady bugs and a little embroidery near by, gold and silk.

Cher - I added a large spider & web on the green velvet patch.

Gretchen - I did the snails.

Ronni - I did the beaded butterfly & the 3 ladybugs.

Julie - I did a fantasy beetle in the corner - spotted with copper legs & beady little eyes. Next to her I did the seam in silk threads - chain, knots, fly stitches - doodling, really.

Mary Jane - I put 6 beady bugs around that yellow embroidered bug, a little seam work with pink flower beads and a cluster of the same SR leaves - the bugs' party corner!


Gerry said...

OMG, this is a fun block. Absolutely LOVE the spider! Very creative bees and dragonfly.

Maddie Can Fly said...

I didn't work on this block but I sure love it -- what a treasure!