Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Beautiful Beginnings Round Robin

I have mentioned that I am in a Round Robin in the Yahoo group CQI novice group. There are 5 of us in the group, we each do part of a block and mail it on to the next person. I have finished my part of the first block that I have received! Yay! This is Leslie's block, or blocks. She sent out 2 - 6" blocks. I chose to work on the one on the right. I love both of these blocks, the color and type of material is just beautiful.
This is a close up of my finished product! I did a Herringbone stitch in the upper left corner with DMC Rayon thread along with straight stitches and beads on the bottom. A feather stitch on the right below the spider web in Vicki Clayton Silk Perle 8 thread and the leaves are DMC Perle 5. The Lazy Dazy flowers are a Vicki Clayton Silk Perle 8 variegated. I love the variegated threads. Adds such dimension! I used a Sulky thread for the spider web, another great thread! The ribbon rose is made out of The Thread Gatherer ribbon, Fairy rose.
And this is the whole block. I so enjoyed working on this, I didn't want to mail it on to the next person! LOL I love the colors and how it turned out. I guess I will just have to start making something for myself soon!

The weather has been dreary for days! I am so ready for some sun! Is there a sun a rain dance? I would be more than happy to do a sun dance if there were such a thing. ;)


  1. OK, I have learned how to do a number of roses, buit have never heard of a fairy rose. Where can I find directions? Thanks.

  2. Hi Amber! I'm sorry I didn't write that correctly! The ribbon I used is called Fairy Rose from The Thread Gatherer. It's actually a spider web rose. Thanks for looking!

  3. Amy, saw your comment on my blog. Said to myself why am I not follow her blog? I don't know. Here I am signed in! Great stuff you have posted. I have been back twice to look at your stitching. I like the idea of listing the type of threads you used. These multiple stitch seams are so pretty but I don't find them easy to breakdown into steps. Glad you included that too. You better get busy with something for yourself!! Ruby