I've finally finished the crazy quilt block for the Back Roads quilt. Monday night is our annual picnic and I will be taking my block. I hope to see other blocks, too. So exciting.
I've made some changes since my last post. We were asked to add our initials to our blocks, so I added mine to the lower left block. The block in the upper right is a chickadee, just outlined with stem stitch. Chickadee24 is my gmail name and I'm on Ravelry as that, too. Besides, I live in the Pine Tree State and the chickadee is our state bird. I sewed gold beads all over the green velveteen patch.
The light green patch in the center had a different arrangement previously but I took it all out; I just wasn't satisfied with it. The mauve flowers are spider web roses done with a tubular ribbon. The leaves are silk ribbon stitch and I embroidered feather stitch all over and embellished with cream beads. The seam line for the block is basted around all four sides. Eventually the blocks will all have black velvet sashing. Won't it be gorgeous?
My block features the tea rose done in a very luscious peach ribbon. I took these photos outside in the early evening, hence the shadows.
I will be trying my hand at more crazy quilting in the future. I really enjoyed working on this piece. I hope you have enjoyed looking at it, too.