This blog should be called "The Adventures of a Fabric Junkie!". I am passionate about fabric, threads, colours and textures. I can record my crazy quilting, sane quilting, embroidery and everything else that I consider important in my life.

Photo shows my block for the Hurricane Katrina fund-raising quilt "All That Jazz".

Sunday, April 24, 2005

My completed CQ block for Anne

Here is my completed block for Anne in the DYB6 swap. Apart from the cat, I did a bouquet of flowers in the centre using silk ribbon, Kreinik sparkly 1/16th ribbon and glass beads and I really love the creeper down the bottom left corner sewn with variegated green stranded cotton and using Op Shop clear white flower-shaped buttons for the flowers. Anne asked for pastel colours on her cream background fabric so I've tried to stay within that range of colours so that my block will fit in with those previously worked by other people. The individual tatted flowers on the upper "garden" were sent to me by a friend in Ohio, US. They were made by the 80 yr old mother of another one of her friends for use on stationary but I thought they'd go well with crazy quilting.
Viv's block for Anne


Maureen said...

Viv I do like your pastel DYB for Anne!
I always find it rather challenging to work with Pale(pastel) colours as I tend to be a bit exuberant(my daughter's words) with colours.,as you'll see in my latest posting on

Vivienne said...

Hi Maureen,
I found this block a bit harder to do than the normal bright blocks. I had to think about it a bit more than usual, however, I was happy with the finished product so it was a learning curve of sorts. Thanks for the nice comments.

Gina E. said...

It is beautiful all over, but my favourite bit is the Pussy in the Garden!