Friday, 26 September 2014

Beginner CQ course - Kathy Shaw

Recently I took Beginner Crazy Quilt class offered by Kathy Shaw. I have very little experience with CQ.

 She had split the beginner course into 10 lessons.  Each of these lessons had one or two assignments to be completed.  The course text included lessons on  -  Hoops & Q-Snaps, How to achieve Balance, Flip and Sew block piecing, Making simple CQ templates, Various Seam treatments, Silk Ribbon embroidery Basic Stitch guide, SRE Iris,SRE Woven Rose, Small SRE seam flowers, Fly Stitch SRE Roses, Fly Stitch SRE Rose Vines, Lace motif attachments and Surface Beading techniques.

It was fun and joy  to see how just a  few scraps of cloth come alive depicting a beautiful garden with various elements - Seam Treatments, Silk ribbon embroidery, Lace Motifs and Beading.

The course was well written from a beginner's perspective, very thorough and detailed with step by step photos and other eye candy photos. 

Thank you Kathy for your generosity in offering this Free course.  I am awaiting for your announcement on the Intermediate course around January 2015.

Here is my completed Beginner CQ block.


Happy Day!!!

 

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Cross Stitch Flower Monogram

Hi,

Here is one of my cross stitch flowers with the monogram letter "R".  I started this cross stitch when we were holidaying in Mussorie (a hill station in North India).

I continued to stitch during our early morning train journey from Dehradun to Delhi. We stayed in Delhi for a few days and my stitching continued in Delhi as well. I am a early riser, so I enjoyed stitching during the calm of those wee hours without any iota of disturbance.  Once my DH and sons wake up and get ready we use to hop into the metro train of Delhi .

We visited RedFort,Qutub Minar,India gate,Jantar Mantar.  We went shopping at Connaught place, Palika bazaar and Sarojini Street.  We went to Agra and had a great time visiting TajMahal.

So many family time fond memories attached with stitching this piece.  This pattern was a freebie offered by Renate at her
Blog.
 

 
Meet you soon with my next post on Shisha embroidery. 
 
-Radhika.