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, January 23, 2011

Block 8 "Spinning" Block completed.

I call this a spinning block because I started off with spiders for Good Luck - I finished up with two.  However, that made me think of spiders spinning and I remembered the lace motif I had of a lady sitting at her spinning wheel, spinning.  I think she was a tourist souvenir from Belgium because I saw a lot of lace motifs framed in gold frames when we were in Bruges but they were so expensive that I didn't but any, I just admired them.  When we returned to UK I went to the charity shops in Anlaby near Hull and found the lady, squashed between a piece of dark green velvet and a piece of glass in the mandatory gold frame.  Unfortunately the green dye from the velvet had bled into the lady's dress but with gentle washes in Sard and Napisan stain removers and then a diluted bleach solution, I managed to get most of it out.  There was still a slight green tinge to the back of her dress so I covered it as best I could with cream leaves and flowers. I also found the length of lace braid which looked a bit like a row of spinning wheels. This was also a good opportunity to use some of my antique mother-of-pearl buttons. Now on to block 9!!

10 comments:

Rose Anne B said...

I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Beautiful! I adore this lace motif = what a find that was! I just love charity shops for finding treasures, or thrift stores as they are called here.
Hugs,
Kerry

Ruby said...

Great block. Love the spinning lady motif. Spiders and webs are wonderful. Glad I found your blog so I can see these blocks. Thanks for sharing

Faye said...

Another great block Viv, I too love spiders (the embroidered kind) and their silver spun webs...

Laurie said...

Vivienne this is just beautiful. I love the applique, your spider webs and spider are amazing! I'm a new follower and look forward to seeing more of you cq work!

Quayceetatter said...

Very nice job with both webs and spiders. What a find with the spinning lady.
Linda M in NM

Connie said...

It's a beautiful block!

icia said...

I just looked at all of your blocks. They are very beautful.
icia

piney cq said...

OH Viv!!! Just gorgeous! LOVE those spiders and that webbbbbb!!! WOWSERS!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

Connie said...

Viv-- I love the spinning lady too! These blocks are wonderful!