Sunday, February 22, 2009

Blue Block study




I have taken a hiatus from crafting but it is over. At the moment I have at least three projects in the works including this blue block study with the CQ for Newbies group. What a group it is. Very active and very fun. I am finding I'm doing alot more reading on the internet about stitching than actual stitching. This will be my first round robin to participate in and I'm excited. Had a great week of getting ready. While I had some blue in my stash, not near enough so off to the Goodwill store and I hit the jackpot! Not only found some great blue fabrics but the perfect beads I have been searching for my CQ necklace project. Than came dyeing of lace, ribbon and trims to go on my block and others to come. What fun! Wish my photos were better! I will keep you posted with pics as progress continues. Happy Stitching! BJR

6 comments:

Ruby said...

Barb, I see nothing wrong with your photo. The blue block is lovely. You have plenty of seams for embellishment. Maybe I need to choose some more fabrics for mine. Still in progress.

Ruby said...

OH! What did you use for your blue dye. ?

Rays of Stitches said...

Ruby,

I just make it up as I go so today all I had on hand was blue food coloring. It worked great on most fibers. I still want to give blueberry juice a try.

Kristin said...

The blue is really pretty Aunt Barb. Are you making me a quilt?? =) You know how crafty I am ... just read Bonnie's blog if you are unsure of my abilities!

Veleta said...

this is awesome! Helped me a lot in picking out colors for my blue block!

Queen Bee's Musings said...

wow the colors are beautiful.
They really stand out.
Great job blogging!!!
If you want a book shelf, click on the bottom of mine. Catch the bar.
I have been working on several projects...
Love reading about your work and shopping.