Monday, July 4, 2011

Milady's Needle with CQ

Can't seem to get this CQ type finish out of my head, so I stitched another little piece to try again. I have plenty of fabric scraps in my stash from ornament finishing over the years, so this is a good way to make use of them. The little sampler is by Milady's Needle from the 2010 JCS Ornament issue. I stitched it over-one on 32 count Bay Rum Jobelan. The thread was a sample freebie from Rosace, a Spanish company trying to compete in the standard DMC floss space. This was a 115 equivalent. I really did plan to have the sampler straight up and down, but life's too short to worry about they way it leaned. And this is crazy quilting so, why not have the piece askew? The embroidery stitches include chained cross stitch, feather stitch, slanted blanket stitch, long and short blanket stitch, and loop stitch. I used a stem stitch to embroider around the butterfly and dragnonfly wings on the left. Plus I added a few stems with green beads on the ends. Of course, all the colors are more vibrant in real life (or whatever passes for real life). Might as well send this one to Attic for the fundraiser as well. It's quirky, but interesting I think.


21 comments:

Miss 376 said...

I like these finishes. It must have been interesting to stitch with all the various stitches

Margaret said...

Fantastic! Another great crazy quilt finish!

Annette said...

Another beautifull and great finish!!
I so love how you finish it off... great job... Lovely colors!!

Silverlotus said...

Great finish!

Liz said...

I think the sampler sitting slightly askew is perfect on this piece. You should tell everyone you did it on purpose! Such a pretty trinket for a good cause.

Carol said...

I've been thinking about you as I watch the 4th of July celebration on television tonight :) My crazy son went down to the mall for it--wonder how long it will take him to get home!!

Your crazy quilt ornament sampler is darling, Annie. I think the slight tip merely adds to the craziness factor :)

Kirsten said...

Another great finish.
I like the outlined fabric motives!

Gina E. said...

Ha ha!! Join the club of people who are addicted to CQ! It really does get you in doesn't it - once you done one, you want to keep doing them because each one is different. And they make great borders for items that you don't know what else to do with. I think my grammar is a bit 'off' there, but you know what I mean!

Mylene said...

Very creative, Annie. Looks great!!

♥ Nia said...

I really like that crazy quilt style, all those different stitches look so good :D Great work sweetie!!

Melanie said...

I think it came out fabulous! I love crazy quilt style.

Vonna said...

What a darling finish Annie :)
Totally stunning!

Daffycat said...

Annie, you are so clever! I love these crazy quilt bags you've made. They are just precious.

KarenV said...

Another great finish Annie! I love the fabric combinations and all the different stitches.

Lois said...

What a great finish!

Siobhan said...

That is SO cute, Annie! Great finishing.

Elaine said...

Annie you are so creative I just love both your recent CQ finishes!

Rachel S said...

Very pretty!

Sandra said...

Great finish! CQ is a neat technique, love how it looks around the embroidery, and you got it right, shouldn't be straight.

Pumpkin said...

I think these ornaments are very unique Annie and well done. With a crazy quilt, I doubt very much you have to be perfect ;o) LOL!

AlessandraLace said...

I really love this one. hugs