I have made my first block for 2014. This year I want to concentrate on the stitching not the embellishments. While flipping through some of my older quilting books I came across a Crazy Quilt in the Woman's Weekly Creative Patchwork book. The blocks are easy to make and are 11 inches when completed.
I have used running , button hole and feather stitch along with straight stitch and french knots. Sadly the photo does not show all the stitching clearly. In the book the blocks are sewn together with out sashings but I think I will frame each block. Plenty of time to think about that as I still have 11 blocks to go.
The Reverse Quilter (hubby kindly does my unpicking) and Bob have a very funny relationship and I am sure Bob teases the Reverse Quilter. Sunday mornings are quiet in our house I tend to surf all things quilting on the net and the Reverse Quilter reads his book. Lately he has been doing a jigsaw puzzle I gave him for his birthday and Bob supervises. Last Sunday Bob sat on the Reverse Quilters shoulder and watched as pieces were put into place. After awhile Bob climbed down the Reverse Quilters arm and hid behind the puzzle box. Every so often Bob would stick his head out from behind the box and look around. This went on for a while and suddenly the Reverse Quilter gave a shout. Bob had run out from behind the box and taken a piece of puzzle and flew away with it. The chase was on and I am not sure what was funnier, watching the Reverse Quilter trying to catch Bob or Bob flying away with the puzzle piece in his mouth every time the Reverse Quilter got close. In the end I called Bob and he flew to my shoulder, I put out my hand and he dropped the piece into it and every thing was peaceful again lol
They say birds have small brains but that does not mean they are stupid Bob sure isn't.