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".

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Block Six. Serenity Prayer Block

This is block six for my crazy quilt.  This was a nice, peaceful block to stitch and I really enjoyed it.  However, in the flesh the Serenity Prayer motif and beaded edge are fairly straight while squashed under the scanner it shows as crooked and all over the place.  Not to worry, I know that it is straight and that is the main thing........
I am finding that all my hoard of stuff from Flights of Fancy over the years is really coming in useful now, especially the motifs with beading and sequins attached. I get heaps of pleasure digging around in my large container of bits and pieces which I collected over several years.  The littte framed image of Violets under the prayer was a Charity Shop find.  It is cross-stitched on 40 holes to the inch canvas and requires a magnifying glass to even see the beautiful stitching. Obviously someone didn't appreciate the work involved or it wouldn't have been donated to the Op Shop for me to pounce on.....

3 comments:

Debbie S. said...

Someone loss is truly your gain. Wonderful block!

Pookledo said...

So inspiring! I'd really love to try something like this. How big are they and what are you going to do with them when you have finished?

Mom E. said...

Vivienne,
Such a pretty block! I am SO glad YOU g=found that cross stitched piece! I have stitched on 32 count fabric, that is really teeny compared to what I have used! What a great find!
Was the size of the overall piece too large for a frame in your miniature house? Something like that would be lovely in your little house! I thought of making rugs for a house with cross stitch...does that work???
I ahven't ever made any so I don't now...just thingins and wondering about it.
hugs,
Betsy