February 15, 2010

Fabulous First-Timers #8

The Fabulous First Timers Round Robin #8 resulted in some beautifully-stitched crazy quilting pieces.  The stitchers who participated were Toni P, Candji, Christine, Maria S from Portugal and Paula R.  Let's look at their work.


Candji's Naked Block

Paula added this cameo with roses

More of Paula's work showing a cross-stitched
initial "C", some tatting and crocheted flowers

Finally, Paula added this doily adorned with ribbon and a heart

Here's the block showing Paula's work

Maria added lots of interesting tatted and crocheted items.

Not all of the stitchers uploaded their pictures, so we are missing information.  But this is the almost-completed block.  Lovely!


Christine's Naked Block

Toni's work on Christine's block

Candji's work

Block after Candji's work

Paula's work

Block after Paula's work

Maria's work

Christine's Completed Block


Maria's Block with Christine's work

Block with work of Christine, Toni & Candji

Silkie and trim by Candji

Candji's butterfly detail

Paula's work

Paula's cameo detail

Paula and Candji's work

Maria's Completed Block


Paula's Naked Block

Maria's work

Christine's silk ribbon roses

Paula's block after Christine

Completed Block, includes work from Toni and Candji


Toni's Naked Block

Candji's work for Toni

Hollyhocks by Paula

Cameo and tatting from Paula

Embroidered motif by Paula

Paula also added these lovely ribbon pansies

Toni's block after Candji and Paula

Maria added the butterfly

More of Maria's work

Toni's block after Maria's work

Toni's completed block after Christine

February 13, 2010

Fabulous First-Timers #7

Another Fabulous First-Timers round robin, #7,  was completed in 2009.  The participants in this RR were all accomplished stitchers.   Most were just new to the CQI group, and Gerry was the RR "momma" - the veteran stitcher who paced and kept track of things.  These blocks turned out beautifully, and we're sure you'll enjoy the eye candy!  The stitchers were Diane in Ontario, Nicki Lee, Faye, Mary and Gerry K. 


Diane's Naked Block

Work by Faye

Close-up of Faye's work

Diane's block after Faye

Some of Nicki's work.  Do you see the dragonfly?

More of Nicki's Work

Gerry's work, including a painted mother-of-pearl button, left

Work by Mary

More work by Mary

Diane's completed Block


Faye's Naked Block

Silkie and butterfly added by Gerry

Lilies and other work by Gerry

Faye's block after Gerry

Florals and lace added by Nicki

Stitched seam by Nicki

Faye's block after Gerry and Nicki

Diane's work

Flowers by Diane

And still more of Diane's beautiful work

This is Faye's finished Block


Gerry's Naked Block

Work by Nicki

Close-up of Nicki's treatment of the printed silkie

Flower arrangement by Mary

Another flower by Mary

Lovely work by Diane

Gerry's block after Diane

Work by Faye

More work by Faye

Gerry's Block, Finished


Mary's Naked Block

Work  by Diane

More stitching by Diane

Mary's Block after Diane

Work by Faye

Mary's Block after Faye

Gerry's handpainted button & additions for Mary

Gerry's butterfly

Mary's block after Gerry

Nicki's work

Mary's Block Completed


Nicki's Naked Block

Mary's work

Diane's work

More of Diane's work

Nicki's block after Mary & Diane

Faye's waves & other work

Faye's Treasure Chest

Nicki's Block after Faye

Gerry's Handpainted Button

Nicki's Finished Block, which includes Gerry's beaded and stitched fish and turtles